With its July 22nd release looming closer and closer, my excitement for Captain America: The First Avenger has grown to a point where I’ll check out almost anything that may feature some new footage and/or perspective on the film. If you’re anywhere near this sad state I find myself in, you may appreciate the two new featurettes located after the jump which showcase Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Richard Armitage, producer Stephen Broussard, costume designer Anna B. Sheppard, and props master Barry Gibbs discussing various aspects of the pic.
Check out the new featurettes after the jump. In addition to Evans, Atwell, and Armitage, director Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger also stars Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Natalie Dormer, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci, Sebastian Stan, and Dominic Cooper.
Here are the featurettes [from Epix]:
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.