Until versions that fit our coding, and without added comercials are available, here’s the CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and THOR Super Bowl spots, via Yahoo Movies.
The first real look at CAPTAIN AMERICA is pretty impressive, with seamless appearing FX putting Chris Evan’s head on a shorter, frail-looking body.
The THOR footage is fun, too— giving us the “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor” voice-over as Chris Hemsworth locates Mjolnar, and a brief shot of Thor in his winged battle helmet.
Videos may play with or without commericals.
On Jimmy Fallon Live last night (Wed, Feb. 2) Samuel L. Jackson confirmed that he will be in both CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and THOR.
The appearances will be be one-day cameo shoots wherein he invites the characters to join the Avengers.
He’s also going to be screen testing with five women tomorrow to play his ‘side-kick’ in THE AVENGERS, in which he’ll have a more substantial role.
No word on who this female character might be, speculation on the web and other media has suggested everyone from Janet Van Dyne (The Wasp) to Sharon Carter, agent of SHIELD, and a love interest of Steve Rogers’ Captain America. via Moviefone
Marvel.Com revealed that they’ll be publishing a digital comic CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER movie tie-in.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST VENGEANCE, an eight issue digital comics series debuting Sunday, February 6 with the complete first issue available for free at captainamerica.com! The issue will then be available on the Marvel Comics iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch app starting Tuesday, February 8.
Written by Fred Van Lente and drawn alternately by Luke Ross and Neil Edwards–along with some gorgeous colors by Richard Isanove–FIRST VENGEANCE weaves in and out of the story of Cap’s upcoming film, introducing readers to new corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“When we started launching Marvel Studios and decided these movies were interconnected, we established that it’s going to be a separate movie continuity that, while it exists parallel to the comics and allows us to pick the best moments from all the previous continuities, it needs to be beholden unto itself,” explains Stephen Broussard, Co-Producer of “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
Once we established the premise that we did want to do that and we wanted to make sure it made sense as a cohesive, whole piece, it really sort of freed us up to start asking what other stories would we like to tell. And of course there’s no shortage of interesting ideas for all that. Basically anything that we really loved but didn’t necessarily have a place in the film is fair game.”
They also announced that trailer commericals for THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will air this coming Sunday, during the Super Bowl XLV broadcast.
AintItCool reports that according to to New Mexico newspaper The Albuquerque Journal:
“THE AVENGERS script will blend IRON MAN, THOR, and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER storylines as the Avengers battle two alien races, the Skrulls and the Kree.”
THE AVENGERS will film on location in New Mexico, although previous items suggested they will also film at sound stages at the Grumman facilities on Long Island, New York.
None of this is as yet confirmed.
UPDATE:SuperHero Hype says its confirmed that the article’s information didn’t come Marvel Studios, and may simply be an error on the part of the newspaper. The Kree-Skrull war would be a pretty big story for a mutli-hero team origin film. Perhaps we’ll see some hints of the major conflict to come. Some form of the Cosmic Cube will apparently be seen in CAPTAIN AMERICA.
Here’s the first Official trailer for THOR, if you haven’t seen it elsewhere already.
“Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard.
At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment.
Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Entertainment and ABC are seriously developing a new TV version of THE INCREDIBLE HULK, despite the character already being committed to THE AVENGERS.
Marvel Television, headed on the creative side by Jeph Loeb, is also said to be working on a TV adaptation of Cloak and Dagger, possibly for ABC Family. ABC and ABC Family are both owned by Disney, which now owns Marvel. Apparently, back in May, Marvel Television also pitched the ideas of a number of Marvel properties as potential series including:
HEROES FOR HIRE (Luke Cage. IRON FIST is reportedly in development as a feature film.)
KA-ZAR (Marvel’s long-standing Tarzan riff, now to solve crimes in today’s urban jungle, aided by his sabre-toothed tiger pal… No, really.)
AGENTS OF ATLAS
THE ETERNALS (Secret superheroes among us.)
THE PUNISHER (He’d have to go cable or become non-lethal, I’d guess.)
… and a number of female detective characters involved with superhumans in one way or another. THE INCREDIBLE HULK was a succesful series for CBS from 1978-82, starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. Attempts to use the character in later TV movies to launch THOR and DAREDEVIL series for ABC didn’t pan out.
For the full list of Marvel pitches, check out the link above.
The new issue of Empire magazine features Chris Hemsworth as THOR on the cover, with three more production pictures in an article inside. (Click picture for Larger)
Marvel Studios’ THOR also stars Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jaimie Alexander.
Kenneth Branagh directs from a screenplay by Ashley Miller,
Don Payne, Mark Protosevich, asn Zack Stentz.
Due out from Paramount Pictures May 6th, 2011.
See the other three pictures at ComingSoon.net
Are you a big fan of THOR but weren’t able to attend the eye-candy store that is Comic Con? Fear not – just today, the 5 minute extended trailer for the upcoming THOR movie that was shown at Comic Con has finally made it’s way onto the internet! The Kenneth Branagh directed superhero film will be released into theaters May 6th, 2011. Until then feast your eyes on what is to come.
Just in time for Comic Con, Paramount and Marvel Studios have released this new piece of promotional artwork for THOR.
Looks like concept art of a big battle between the God of Thunder and the villainous Loki. (click on pic for larger version)