Apple.com has the first concrete look at Joss Whedon’s Marvel ensemble, The Avengers. Fans no longer have to grasp at 30 second preview snippets or shaky phone cam location footage. The trailer hits audiences with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk in action, being led by S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury. The trailer also contains some serious scenes of destruction along with shots of Thor's villainous brother Loki wreaking havoc on New York City.
If a man in a giant bat costume can be rationalized – intensely and dramatically – then so too can a man named Captain America. The name alone makes my skin crawl; it’s filled with so much camp and pomp. When I imagined what such a film would feel like I thought of Independence Day. With that as my prejudice, this movie had some challenges to overcome in the battle of authenticity versus believability. However, I am happy to report that Captain America: The First Avenger nailed it.
Yet another Point One issue from Marvel, and I'm starting to notice some trends. Creator change-ups on titles; less forced back-story exposition; and the stories are just getting better and better! Secret Avengers #12.1 has all of these elements and is possibly the best issue yet in this stellar series.
The first full length trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger has hit the web. The Marvel Comics adaptation is being directed by Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, The Wolfman) and stars Chris Evans as the titular super soldier.
With every comic book movie adaptation, there is a flood of new titles that showcase the soon-to-be silver screen hero. Captain America: The First Avenger will be no different, and in addition to the regular on-going series, this week saw the arrival of three different comics with the star-spangled hero headlining.
Ladies and gentleman, I give you Hugo Weaving's Red Skull from Captain America: The First Avenger. I'm guessing this is a late-in-the-movie uniform, as there's no Nazi symbology. This kind of disappoints me in a weird way; I mean, being a Nazi just adds another level of evil to The Red Skull, don't you think?
Tonight Superbowl viewers were offered the first look at Captain America in action. Watch the TV spot for Captain America: The First Avenger below.
Update: Added high resolution versions, plus another Captain Amerca image courtesy of Paramount. Entertainment Weekly has posted two brand-new photos of Captain America and Thor. Both characters are part of the upcoming Avengers film and have respective movies coming out this year.
The Shelf rings in the new year by waxing nostalgic about 2010's best and worst games and movies, and talk about what we're looking forward to in 2011. Will and Zack are joined by Emily and our old friend Lucas for this best/worst of ought ten show. The episode also has the distinction of being the only podcast you'll ever hear successfully segue between Gaspar Noé's brutal Enter the Void and Pixar's heartwarming Toy Story 3.
Jason Aaron and Ron Garney team up for the first Ultimate Captain America mini-series. And even though the marquee talent involved should assure reader’s of a quality comic, the Ultimate line has had some spectacular failures as characters have been given their own title. Does Ultimate Captain America stack up, or does it follow in the footsteps of other Mark Millar-less Ultimate universe books?
Marvel Studios brought out the big guns for their panels at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend. In addition to showing off the first footage from Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America, they assembled the cast of the upcoming Avengers film. Joss Whedon (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) was officially announced as the […]
The internet has been abuzz with theories and speculation over what Captain America’s costume would look like in the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger. Would it be the classic bright blue, winged helmet version? Would it be a more modern take on the character? Or would it reflect the Second World War setting of […]
On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter broke news that actor Chris Evans (Fantastic Four, Sunshine) had been offered the role of Steve Rogers in the upcoming Captain America and The Avengers films. Today THR confirmed that Evans has accepted the role, following one of the most exhaustive and covered casting searches in recent memory. For a […]
Welcome back Dorks, In today’s Pocket Review I’ll be looking at Captain America #49 from Marvel Comics. With writing duties handled by Ed Brubaker and art drawn by Luke Ross, Captain America is now a more gritty and dynamic character than he has ever been before. Issue #49 also sets the stage for what promises […]