First Look: Chris Evans as Captain America

UPDATED: Here’s your first look at Chris Evans as Captain America in “Captain America: The First Avengers” via the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, now updated with high-res photos released by the studio. Also along for the ride, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull (minus Red Skull, er, skull), and other looks at the Captain, er, shirtless. Hey ladies!

The article also has more on the film’s storyline:

The movie — which also serves to set up Marvel’s 2012 superhero team-up, The Avengers — hews closely to Captain America’s WWII-era origins. The year is 1942, and Steve Rogers is a scrawny lad who desperately wants to fight Nazis for his country but can’t because he’s been deemed physically unfit. His fate — and his physique — is radically transformed when he signs up for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation that turns wimps into studs using drugs and assorted sci-fi hoo-ha. There’s a love interest (Major Peggy Carter, played Haley Atwell), there’s a sidekick (Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stans), and there’s the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as The Tesseract (comic fans know it better as The Cosmic Cube). “The interesting thing about this character is that he’s an everyman who in the course of a few minutes become a perfect human specimen. That has to create some interesting personal issues,” says Johnston. “I saw it as an opportunity to make a superhero movie that felt real, that didn’t have to rely on an overabundance of fantasy elements.”

“Captain America: The First Avenger”, starring Chris Evans, smashes Nazi scum July 22, 2011.



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  • ULIK

    Looks good. The hair could have been a little blonder but oh well.

    • Sdfgh

      its guna be as shit as super man returns! a pile of pure american toss with a whole load of the american stupidity and gullibility thrown in.

      how can a whole cunt-try live in such blind trust and denial??

      poor US idiots

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Looks decent. Actually it looks pretty good from what i can see. The dirtying up of the uniform helps, and the haircut definitely gets Evans look further away from his Torch incarnation. May have to go get the issue to see what other pics they have.

    • ULIK

      In the magazine cover his eyes are brown but in the other pics they’re blue.

      • Aleksandar

        As you can see they made the cover like the old magazines from the ’40s. You see how he looks like he was drawn.

    • Anonymous

      Speaking of Torch, I hope we’ll be treated to some Golden Age Marvel Easter Eggs. And a Human Torch reference would make a nice inside joke.

    • Anonymous

      Speaking of Torch, I hope we’ll be treated to some Golden Age Marvel Easter Eggs. And a Human Torch reference would make a nice inside joke.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

        Torch won’t be part of the Invaders. Nor will Toro, and prolly not Namor either. Most likely, Union Jack, Spitfire, Cap and Bucky.

    • Anonymous

      Speaking of Torch, I hope we’ll be treated to some Golden Age Marvel Easter Eggs. And a Human Torch reference would make a nice inside joke.

  • Anonymous

    Important thing is as much as it’s just a partial shot of the costume, the red and blue don’t seem too comic-booky, day-glo bright. And now I can’t wait to see what Evans will look like as scrawny Steve Rogers after (I assume) make-up and effects

    • The Mysterious Stranger

      GRATS, Erick! We’ve ALL heard that you, Erick Kwon, has been selected as the body-double for the “scrawny, wormy, disgustingly atrophied” B4 version of Steve Rogers! The word on the street is that you make Golem look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his body-building heyday. Wow, fantastic, baby!

      • Anonymous

        Wait a minute, are you the reason why I occasionally see a lens flash in the bushes outside my front door? And why all the phones in my house sometimes click mid-call? Ewww…

        • Mister E. Ausstranger

          !LMAO! You are an OUTSTANDING individual, Mr. Kwon! *****

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    New pics look sweet! Weaving as Schmidtt is outstanding and the pseudo-Ultimates costume and oldschool shield look perfect!! I am now officially excited!

    • ULIK

      Yeah, this is starting to look better than Thor as my expectations for Thor started to teeter looking at those “mini” frost giants. I think the theme music and soundtrack for “Captain America TFA” will also be EPIC!

    • ULIK

      Yeah, this is starting to look better than Thor as my expectations for Thor started to teeter looking at those “mini” frost giants. I think the theme music and soundtrack for “Captain America TFA” will also be EPIC!

  • Brad_Bane

    Couldn’t they have given us a shot of him in the full costume with the cowl or helmet? Otherwise, I like the look of this film…here’s hoping it’s a good one.

  • Vineland

    I wondered how Captain America would be portrayed on the big screen as I was afraid that he’d look really corny but these pictures look really promising!

  • me

    the only thing im afaid of is that they will totally take out nazis from the movie and we wont see one swastika jsut to make it more family freindly.

    • ULIK

      Yeah, I hear you on that. That would be a big mistake in continuity too as Tony Stark already mentioned in Iron Man 2 that his dad Howard Stark “helped defeat the Nazis”. Also the WHOLE idea of WWII is mostly based on defeating Hitler’s Axis regime and 3rd Reich which is highly mentioned in the old Captain America comics and cannon. To avoid that would be just stupid and push the movie further away from it’s realistic theme, it’s cannon and continuity.

  • Foster69fun

    Looks f**king awesome!!!! Can’t wait!

  • Foster

    Idk about how Chris will pull it off….he is a joker kind of guy, and captain is strict military man. So idk…but looks go well, but Chris needs to be bigger. Like wider shoulders and more light pro wrestler meets pro football…cap is big strong and has great agility

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Type casting and pigeonholing. Evans is a pretty decent actor. Check out “Sunshine” for a non jokey role. Even though “Push” was just okay (alot of potential wasted in that film, but the idea of it being a series was good) he wasnt overly jokey in that either.

    • OdinsFarts

      I wanted to see a John Cena type actor. He has the build and face structure.
      This goober is already cast as a superhero that fits his build. I can’t imagine Chris leading The Mighty Thor around.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

        Well he’s not Torch anymore, and he doesn’t even look like that character anymore. A Cena type is TOO big. He needs to be agile as well, and when you’re that bulky, you’re just not agile enough. Besides he bulked up alot, and as I said looks more like Cap now than he does Torch.