Take A Peek At The First Captain America Poster

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Admittedly, I’m not all that excited for Joe Johnston’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”. Of course I’m going to see it as soon as it comes out, and I really want it to be good, but I’m not super knowledgeable about the comic, and not emotionally invested in the story at all. Basically, it seems like everyone else is more amped up about it than I am.

The first trailer for the Cap’n is set to hit the airwaves during the Super Bowl on Sunday, but to whet your whistle until then, the first poster has just been released. The image looks nice and dark, and gives the film an appearance of gloom and despair. These are things I like in my comic book movies. Then again, anything dealing with the Nazis and World War II is bound to be at least a little bit of a bummer. And I like the big “Avenge” written across the poster.

Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Steve Rogers is inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, Rogers gets rejected, but later offered the opportunity to take part in a special experiment called Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers is administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays,” awakening from the treatment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America embarks on a war against evil.

“Captain America: The First Avenger” stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Hayley Atwell, Richard Armitage, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Natalie Dormer, Neal McDonough, Toby Jones, and JJ Field, and is set to save the day July 22 of this year.

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Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    SICK! It reminds me of the post 9/11 Cap cover where he’s holding the shield that way and has his head down in rememberance. Looks good.

  • Juggernaut

    THAT LOOKS BAD ASS!!!!!!!!! Man I can’t wait until Sunday!

  • Lexavi80

    W-O-W!!!!. Looks amazing!!!!.
    I gotta tell you, I’m not familiarized with the comics nor the mythos of Captain America, but certainly what I have seen so far has driven me crazy. It looks fantastic!!!.
    Is completely different than what has happened with Green Lantern. I’ve read every single book of the character since Rebirth and I was eager to see some sneak peeks of the movie, but the trailer was a completely lay down.
    I think (for what I’ve seen so far with the Cap and Thor) 2011 is Mavel Entertainments year.

    • Juggernaut

      This year is going to be full of comic movies! Unfortunately they have a couple of questionable projects (Sony’s Spider-Man reboot and Fox’s X-Men:First Class) and Dc’s Green Lantern, which looks like it’ll be a huge dud! But good ol’ Marvel is gonna deliver the goods!

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

      the fact that you are not familiar with the character and still love the look says loads for the film. They’re gonna do this serious justice.

      As for all the hate for GL, I can’t say I was blown away but it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could’ve been. Personally I think that we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg with that film and once it’s seen in context and we see the sprawling space opera that it is people may be surprised.

      • Juggernaut

        Doubt it. But hopefully you’re right. I had high hopes for GL before I saw that god awful trailer. Ugh.

      • Brian

        I was 100% against GL when the trailer came out. I thought the CGI suit stuff would be cool, when it was announced. So basically like everyone, even with the knowledge that the CGI would be better given the fact that the film was still 6 months away, couldn’t be bothered with looking forward to it. That said, I’ve since watched the trailer a few more times, and saw it at the movies a couple more, and am actually looking forward to it now. Sure it won’t be a big mature movie and there will be a lot of sub par dialogue and acting…90% of which will come from Lively, but it will most definitely be entertaining.

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

          Thank you. Not every cbm is gonna be super serious. GL was always a bit light hearted, sure it has serious moments but Hal himself is a lighthearted guy. But anyway I’m looking forward to all of them.

  • Lexavi80

    I also think Green Lantern can vindicate itself but it’ll have to change the whole concept we all have of it in the time before it’s release.

    They really made a mess of things with that trailer, and the photos so far doesn’t really move me at all. Not unlike the Marvel movies. The first few photos I saw from Thor and Captain America let me wanting for more, and then it came a trailer and more pics… and I just can’t wait.

    Green Lantern still have a shot, but I think I’m kind of bug because of how the first impression went. As you know, first impression counts…

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

    @Juggernaut and Lex- Worse comes to worst we have “Green Lantern: First Flight,” lol.

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

    @Juggernaut and Lex- Worse comes to worst we have “Green Lantern: First Flight,” lol.

  • Brian

    Can’t wait to get my hands on that poster. Just received my THOR one the other day, this one should pair up nicely.

  • Lexavi80

    @Juggernaut: You know, I actually like what little I’ve seen of Spiderman’s reboot and X-Men: First Class. I don’t know why but I haven’t joined yet to the masses that hate Andrew Garfield, the custome and the custome. Oh, and the custome. I actually like it.

    On the other hand, regarding First Class, I think the angle they’re taking with that movie is cool. Ambiented in the 60′s (which is when the comics went out), and the customes are the same fashion and Magneto on his “good guy” days… I dunno… I like it.

    GL do loook “duh”, however.

    Cheers guys… have a good weekend.

    • Juggernaut

      To each their own. I’m not a fan of X-Men:First Class’ whole deal. I liked the idea of a fresh start. The pics didn’t help sell me either. Lol! Ugh that helmet.
      Spider-Man, besides the costume, I don’t have a problem with. I just can’t understand why on earth they would change his suit that drastically. Hopefully they prove me wrong. In this instance I welcome my being wrong. Lol.

  • Theagent0fgod

    I think the only thing wrong with Cap is his mask, it’s ugly. Good thing they omitted it from that nice poster.

  • Lexavi80

    @Juggernaut: I hear you bro. I also welcome to be wrong regarding Green Lantern. I agree on Magneto´s helmet. Is very much like the comics. Hope it improves sometime during the movie.

    @Theagent0fgod: I think the helmet is pretty neat. I definably rather than than a cowl. It have a practical use (protection) and allows the Cap to turn his head (unlike Batman). I think the painted wings are a goal too. I think putting the wings on the helmet would look to much… I don´t know… White Swan or something.

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

      Lmao. Check out the 70s Cap movies for bad costumes and helmet. And ugh the see through shield. Now THAT was bad. The 90s one was a bit better but I’ll never forget the rubber ears or the horrid Red Skull.