Marvel Releases Captain America Movie Poster

Steven might give me crap, but honestly there’s not very much I can say about this except that it looks like a pretty nice poster O_o  The movie stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci and Neal McDonough.  It’ll hit cinemas everywhere in both 2D and 3D on July 22nd.  Let’s look at that poster already, I know, I hear ya.

Just to make Steven a bit happy I’ll briefly talk about my love for the Captain America comic.  The series has been wonderfully handled by Ed Brubaker for the past several years and it’s my favourite superhero book along with Amazing Spider-Man.  I have read Spidey forever now, but with Cap it’s a bit different.  I was never really a huge fan of him.  He was “the leader of the Avengers” and that’s how I thought of him.

When Brubaker re-launched the series with Captain America #1 Vol. 5 in 2004 it really changed the way I looked at the character.   Here we had hybrid stories clearly showing flashbacks of WWII and an interesting and well woven story taking place in the modern setting.  Eventually we received the excellent tale of the death of Steve Rogers and how Bucky, his wartime ally, would take on the mantle as the new Captain America.  While the return of Steve Rogers was extremely anti-climatic, the fact that Bucky remained Cap was extremely interesting.  Even today he’s still the new Cap and the ongoing arc is quite interesting.  Bucky is on trial for his previous sins as the Winter Soldier.  Essentially after he and Steve were knocked into the ocean towards the end of WWII, the Soviets found Bucky and brainwashed him into the perfect killer.  He now stands trial for those crimes he committed.  It’s all very interesting stuff and the fact Brubaker has been able to keep my attention for these past seven years is remarkable.

I’m worried what this movie will do to one of my favourite superhero books.  Will Steve Rogers retake the mantle or will Marvel continue to have Bucky serve?  Whatever happens, so long as Ed Brubaker is at the helm I’m sure everything will turn out fine.

Now back to the movie.  Are any of you looking forward to The First Avenger: Captain America?  If so let us know by leaving a comment, and if I somehow convince you to pick up the comic series either in trade paperback format or in the monthly series, you HAVE to let me know what you think of the series.

12 thoughts on “Marvel Releases Captain America Movie Poster”

  1. In the poster its not so bad, but I’ve seen screens of the film and he looks ridiculous in that costume! I think this is an instance where they should have been a bit more creative and build something that makes sense in the real world.

  2. The poster looks pretty good, but I think I know which screens you’re talking about and yes, they don’t look all that hot. I’m not really sure what to say until we see a trailer. It’s at that point where we’ll either like the direction or not. Speaking of which, what do you think of the Thor trailer?

  3. I’m excited for Thor :)i think they picked a pretty good guy to do thor… capt america tho its true about the costume i’ve seen those pics also i agree the way it looks on him i was surprised that he is doing capt tho since i already saw him as a super hero in fantastic 4 i’m not sure i can picture him as being capt but hey what do i know about casting i hope it turns out good

  4. Thor looks quite epic actually. I’m hopeful it works out. With Cap I have to see the trailer because right now I’m not sure what to think. We’re supposed to get the trailer any day now actually so I’ll link it to spoil it for Steven ;)

  5. I’m sure the trailer will be good…or at least I sure hope so. If one of these movies bomb, the Avengers movie will have a hard time encompassing all of these characters.

  6. I saw the trailer today during the superbowl and my worst fears were confirmed. The costume looks ridiculous on screen. Can’t beleieve they still went with it.

  7. True but in a sense i think they kind of have to stick with it to be true to the comics in a way changing the look of the costume on screen can change the outcome of hype, but i supose leaving it like that could also…. on another note the transformers and thor commercials got me pretty excited tho !!

  8. Look at the first X-Men movie. Would you picture Wolverine in his original comic costume? It would look ridiculous. That’s why they were smart to just put everyone in black leather suits. I think comic book costumes can work for a few guys like Spiderman or Superman…. but not for everyone. Especially Cap since he’s fighting alongside soldiers. Anyhow, they should have made a new costume with a bit of a throwback tio the costumes by including the shield or just some logo or design on the costume.

  9. Yeah I really don’t know what they could have done. It looks really O_O when you first see it. The movie has a sort of weird vibe to it as well. It takes place in the last, but with technology more advanced than we have today. Certain times it felt like I was watching clips from Indiana Jone, but other times it felt really off. We’ll have to wait for a full trailer first or maybe the actual movie, but thus far I’m not digging this as much as I thought I would be.

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