Avengers Assemble—Promo Art

Here’s three pieces of promotional artwork for Marvel Sudios/Disney’s THE AVENGERS.

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The artworks shows Captain America in a cowl with his ears showing, production photos have shown Cap (Chris Evans) in a masked helmet not unlike his recent WWII outfit, and maskless, fighting beside Thor (Chis Hemsworth).

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Captain America: The First Avenger: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:28.1

And What Did You Do This Weekend?: Chris Evans wins the war for the Allies in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER.
And What Did You Do This Weekend?: Chris Evans wins the war for the Allies in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER.

We’re betting Paramount would’ve preferred that CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER had come out on the Memorial Day or July 4th weekends. However, martial-arts-happy animals and big-ass robots claimed those two slots, so here we are in later summer, trying to get our patriotism back for a red-white-and-blue bedecked super hero doing his bit for mom, apple pie, and gas-guzzling cars in the thick of WWII. Does director Joe Johnston’s ROCKETEER-tested period style work its magic for this final bit of table setting before next year’s THE AVENGERS? Are two hours enough time for an origin story, rescue adventure, and ultimate clash between good and evil? And where the hell are all the Nazis? Join Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons as they discuss these issues and more.
Also in this episode: Dan gives his capsule review of the moody, science-fiction drama, ANOTHER EARTH.


'Captain America'—Trailer 2

From Marvel comes the second full trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER.

The Sentinel of Liberty takes the fight to Red Skull and HYDRA in this awesome new trailer for “Captain America: The First Avenger,” in theaters July 22!

If the film plays as good as it looks, Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures may have a solid hit on their hands.


Poster for Crew Only
Poster for Crew Only

'Capt. America' Shooting in LA?

capt_America_DebrisAccording to On LocationVacations , it looks like CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER is shooting in Los Angeles this Friday.
This is based in part on the fact that the Permit reads Vita Ray Productions for the film FROSTBITE, the movie’s UK cover name.
The site speculates that Stan Lee’s cameo is among the scenes to be filmed.
The location is a modern glass and steel high-rise office building (real life headquarters of a major utility), which might indicate it’s part of the present-day “bookends” said to be in the film to tie into THE AVENGERS movie.  
The site also speculated that the previously reported re-shoots in the England did not take place.

Full 'Captain America' Trailer

Via Marvel’s Youtube page, the full trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, which concentrates on Steve Roger’s (Chris Evans) desire to serve and his transformation from a frail 4-F to the American super-soldier.
Don’t care for the trailer music at all, but otherwise, I think it’s fairly impressive. Interesting to see Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) playing such an intergral role in Project Rebirth (or whatever it’s called in the movie).

CAptain America and the Howling Commandos
Captain America and the Howling Commandos

Official Synopsis:
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe, when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.
As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving.)

In theaters in 2-D and post-generated 3-D July 22nd from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios.

More Capt. America Footage

Entertainment Tonight served up this promo for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER last night.
Things are starting to look interesting for this first big-budget adaptation of the venerable Marvel Comics character.
The Joe Johnston-directed, Chris Evans-starring film hits theaters July 22nd from Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures.
(Via RACentral’s YouTube Page)