Captain America set photos released

Matt

Who doesn’t love watching Nazis get beat up? It’s one of the classic themes of comic books and action movie, from Hellboy to Indiana Jones and way back to Captain America.

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I’m a huge fan of the Iron Man movies, and I’m a comic book fan in general. I love the Hellboy movies and Christopher Nolan’s Batman films are excellent. Christopher Reeves in the original Superman still stands as one of the best of the genre.

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Granted, there are far more bad comic book movies than good, like Daredevil, and Judge Dread. I’m like most movie goers when I approach comic book movies with a deep breath of skepticism. I’m not getting giddy over the Thor movie due out next year and I’m not overly excited about “Captain America: The First Avenger,” or The Avengers movie due out in 2012 — featuring Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor.

Not sure if this is Chris Evans. May be a flashback to an earlier Captain America or a stunt man. Click photo to enlarge

Some images leaked today from the set and I’m going to and be optimistic. It looks like director Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, Jumanji) is taking the story back to its roots and starting it in World War II. So far, the images show a retro Cap’, which I like the looks of. “Dick Tracy” was very successful in being a retro comic film. Chris Evans (Fantastic 4, Scott Pilgrim Verse the World) looks like he fits the part of Steve Rogers, the man who takes a super-soldier serum and becomes Captain America.

There’s a couple of corny Nazi motorcycles in these pictures, though, that look more like plastic toys than period WWII cycles and a weird submarine, so it’s a mixed bag. What do you expect from a guy who dresses in a masked red, white and blue outfit? Check out the photos and let me know what you think.


A Captain America submarine - Click photo to enlarge

You can watch the original 1979 Captain America made-for-TV trailer here. I recommend watching. It’s pretty hilarious.


Evans as Steve Rogers from the set of Captain America: The First Avenger - Click to enlarge

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6 responses to “Captain America set photos released

  1. Captain America~! Can’t wait!

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  3. Captain America was always a really lame comic book character.

  4. Hmm. That costume looks just a little bit ridiculous when worn by a real person.

    • I think Captain America is kinda lame, anyway. Call my a commie, I guess. Some characters are just hard to pull off on the screen. I think “The Green Lantern” is going to suffer the same fate.

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