CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER Films in Times Square with Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson

     April 24, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger is scheduled for release on July 22 — I am amazed at just how much studios can work up to the deadline.  Just yesterday, less than three months before release, director Joe Johnston shot another scene featuring Chris Evans as the titular superhero and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Times Square.  Times Square is the most public place in America, so plenty of passersby were on hand to capture the action.  You’ll find video and photos after the jump.

Captain America: The First Avenger also stars Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, Toby Jones, and Stanley Tucci.

Latino Review speculates this is for the customary Marvel post-credits sequence.  That seems about right.  Steve Rogers has traveled to the present day in this scene, right?  That’s why you shoot in Times Square — to overwhelm a character from the 1940s with The Future.

Comic Book Movie has tons of images scattered across a series of posts.  I’ve included a few of my favorites below courtesy of Eye Prime and Klatsch-trasch.de.

The official synopsis for Captain America: The First Avenger:

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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