New Captain America Pics and Opening Scene Revealed

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Besides “Thor”, Paramount also brought along a number of scenes from their “Captain America: The First Avenger” to the shindig happening over a CinemaCon right now. SuperheroHype was there, and has some reports of the scenes shown, including the opening sequence that most of you probably already knows by now, but in case you don’t, SPOILERS BELOW.

Here’s the opening sequence to “Captain America”:

The first clip is essentially how the movie opens with two military men meeting someone out in the colds of the Arctic and being led to an enormous egg-like object protruding out from the snow; the camera pulls away to show that it’s been found in a fairly remote area with nothing around. We don’t want to say too much about this opening scene except that Captain America won’t be encased in an iceberg like he was in the comics, as they’re going for a more realistic approach to how he gets from the WWII era to today. We will say that the scene ends with the men finding Cap’s trademark shield covered in ice.

There are a couple more clips in addition to the one above shown at CinemaCon, many of them extended versions of what you’ve already seen in the trailer, though it’s notable that Iron Man’s dad, Howard Stark (played by Dominic Cooper) plays a bigger role than originally thought.

There were also about 20 minutes worth of “Thor” footage, including, again, mention of the Hawkeye cameo.

Meanwhile, Marvel has released new images from “Captain America” (click to enlarge):

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  • Juggernaut

    Hmmmm. A big “egg like” contraption? Don’t know hat it is but I am really intrigued to find out! Come on July 22nd!!!

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

      I’m going to say it was some kind of escape pod or something that gets stuck in the ice.

      • Juggernaut

        That makes sense. Maybe even a cockpit part of a plane. Whatever it is, it solves the problem of being frozen in a block of ice not being realistic or probable. Guess we wont really know until the film arrives. Can’ wait!

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

          Neither can I man, neither can I!

          Sent on the go.

  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    kewl, but I would like them to stay true to the comics, like since when are movies meant to be realistic Inception, avatar, they’re all big films with awards, so go for the out there and maybe this’ll get lots of awards

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

      Yeah but comics as a medium are fantastical and you can do a lot you can’t do with real peoplw. Once you bring it into reality with real people you have to ground it a little bit or people can’t relate to it.

      Sent on the go.

    • Online72

      I agree. The movie ask us to believe all this other stuff that is simply impossible but, asking us to believe he was frozen in a block of ice is just too much? All this does is tick off the fans of the source material while the average movie goer doesn’t know the difference either way. Is it just their attempt to change enough so they can claim something over the original creators? “See? We fixed it. Now it is perfect.” I just don’t get it. That said since none of these movies are ever really true to the source material we just accept what we get and move on to hopefully enjoy an otherwise good movie.

      • Juggernaut

        I’m a bit conflicted. I can see the point of wanting to stay true to the comics and have cap frozen in a block of ice. There was even that easter egg in the dvd alternate opening of The Incredible Hulk to validate that. However, I’m sure Marvel, to move their story along and keep within the “realistic” tone of both Ironman films, Hulk and the upcoming Thor (trust me I know how dumb it sounds that I am calling these themes realistic but they are rooted in a hightened sense of science and a more realistic nature than the comics), have just decided to ignore that split second shot of cap and shield encased in ice during the avalanche. So, if it makes more sense to the story, I understand the change. It is almost unoticeable if your not looking for it anyway. Some things need to be changed, comic movie or not. You cant have bright red,white and blue spandex. You can’t have goofy wings coming off of and ears protruding from the cowl. Certain things that pass in a comic cannot pass in a movie. There is a fine line and obviously keeping fanboys happy comes into consideration but to have evry aspect stay true to the printed page would be unrealistic and come off campy (see the 80′s Captain America).

  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    kewl, but I would like them to stay true to the comics, like since when are movies meant to be realistic Inception, avatar, they’re all big films with awards, so go for the out there and maybe this’ll get lots of awards

  • VALYDP

    REMEMBER THE GAS CRISIS IN THE 70′S? as a kid growing up in queens, ny, I used
    to sit in front of my parent’s now-defunt RCA color tv in the living room watching
    the cartoons likely CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE HULK, IRON MAN, PRINCE NAMOR, and
    THE MIGHTY THOR. FLASH FOWARD 1979, while WONDER WOMAN was nearly
    canceled, CBS aired two tv movies that starred reb brown as CAPTAIN AMERICA
    with a motorcyle helmet with wings(?) on it and a plexiglass shield with a blue star(!)
    in the middle. like ww, the two tv films were awfully campy! unlike the upcoming
    film as seen here, this take place in the late 70′s, three decades after WWII minus
    the red skeleton and cap’s sidekick, bucky. oh, by the way, WHY ISN’T BUCKY
    IN THE NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE!?!

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

      He is in it! He’s a major part actually and is heavily featured in the trailers. He’s the guy tiny Steve is talking to about how he should be going with him, and he’s shown again when you see Cap and the Howling Comandos bust in to that warehouse. He’s on the left. They made Bucky his best friend and protector before the war, which I like because it shows how their friendship doesnt change after.

      And yeah the Reb Brown Cap films were cheesy as all hell!!!

  • Highoctane_

    Well, I think it is kind of a dumb move to go from the ice origin. To me it is just as plausible for a super soldier to survive a solid freeze like this as some other hairbrained idea that might take place. We have seen the cryogenic freeze in sci-fi movies in the past, and certainly the audience has been subjected to caveman movies in the past where they were encased in ice and returned to the modern world after a thaw. Heck, a Russian doctor has actually performed a heart transplant simply by freezing a little girl with ice, NO DRUGS! and she is alive and well! Geeze, the ice actually seems way more realistic to me as global warming could have been the cause of them even finding Cap! I hope this is one of the back to filming sequences mentioned earlier that they fix. I don’t know why they always gotta mess with the basics, especially one that seems actually quite plausible.

  • Highoctane_

    You know, if this wasn’t posted on March 29th I would have guessed this to be a gross April Fools day prank/joke. Oh well, we all got used to organic web shooters… I think?