CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER Trailer

     March 23, 2011

Marvel has released the first trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger. As I said last month, all too often Hollywood disappoints me.  Whether it be who they choose to direct a project, or the way they decide to tell a story, I leave the theater wondering how a sure fire hit ended up such a disaster.  But every once in awhile they get it right.  Like they reached into my imagination and pulled out exactly what I was thinking.  Which brings me to director Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger.

If you were nervous about the film, I think this trailer is going to make you very happy as everything just looks perfect.  Hit the jump to check it out and then tell me you’re not excited.  Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, and Hugo Weaving.  It opens in 3D on July 22, 2011.

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captain-america-the-first-avenger-red-skull-hi-res-01Here’s the official synopsis for Captain America: The First Avenger:

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce. The film will be released in the US on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.

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