New Captain America Pics and Opening Scene Revealed

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):