Marvel Studios has announced that Stanley Tucci has officially joined the cast of one of their two massive comic book titles arriving next summer, Captain America: The First Avenger. Tucci is reportedly playing Dr. Abraham Erskine, one of the German scientists involved in what the comics called “Project Rebirth,” which is what lead to the creation of the super soldiers that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America during World War II.
Tucci is of course one of the great character actor who’s always good in any and everything that he does, no matter what the movie is or how good or bad it is. Some of his notable performances have come in titles like The Pelican Brief, The Imposters, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Big Trouble, Road to Perdition, The Devil Wears Prada, and of course, his Oscar-nominated turn in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones.
The movie of course will star Chris Evans as the superhero. He’ll be joined by Sebastian Stan, Hayley Atwell, and villains Hugo Weaving and Toby Jones.
Captain America: The First Avenger will be directed by Joe Johnston and it will be released on July22, 2011.
[Source: Heat Vision]