Officially shifting into “we’re only a week away from releasing a summer blockbuster” mode, Marvel has released two new clips from Captain America: The First Avenger. The first showcases a nifty little fight sequence where Cap gets the chance to showcase his new found strength while the second provides an elongated look at a scene played pretty heavily throughout the film’s promotional materials. As I prepare to head to Comic-Con next week, I’m hoping the rumors of the pic screening early in San Diego turn out to be true.
Check out the clips after the jump. Starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer, Sebastian Stan, and Dominic Cooper, director Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters on July 22nd. Click here for all of our previous Captain America coverage.
Here are the two new clips courtesy of Marvel [Note: There may be a brief television spot for the film prior to the clips.]:
Here’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.