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Marvel Studios has announced that Stanley Tucci has joined the cast of Joe Johnston’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”, and will be playing Dr. Abraham Erskine. In the comics, Erskine is a former German scientist who gives “birth” to the good Captain (to be played by Chris Evans) through the Project Rebirth experiment, the same process where Steve Rogers undergoes his Super Soldier transformation.
Tucci joins a cast that includes Evans as the Star Spangled Avenger, Sebastian Stan as his sidekick Bucky, Hugo Weaving as bad guy The Red Skull, and lovely British lass Hayley Atwell as lovely British lass Peggy Carter.
The film is currently shooting in London for a July 22, 2011 release.