On Monday night at CinemaCon (formerly ShoWest), Paramount, DreamWorks and Marvel world premiered a lot of footage from their 2011 slate to attendees. Thankfully, I was in the Coliseum theater so I got to watch 20 minutes from Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, almost 20 minutes from Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger, 22 minutes from J.J. Abrams Super 8, a number of scenes from Kung Fu Panda 2, and 15 minutes from Puss in Boots. While all of the footage looked great, the footage from Thor and Captain America made me wish both movies were coming out next week. Trust me, all you haters that have been writing Thor doesn’t look good, you’re all going to eat some humble pie once you see the movie. Also, while I’m not one of those folks who thinks Super 8 is the greatest gift to cinema in 2011, I will admit the footage looked very impressive and I think it could be this generations Stand By Me. I’m excited to see the finished film.
Anyway, while we’ve been asked not to reveal anything specific from what we saw tonight, I recorded a video blog with Peter from /Film and Alex from FirstShowing and we recapped what we got to see and our thoughts on all the footage. Hit the jump to check it out, and look for a lot more from CinemaCon tomorrow.
Thor (starring Chris Hemsworth) gets released May 6, Kung Fu Panda 2 is May 26, Super 8 hits theaters June 10, Captain America: The First Avenger (starring Chris Evans) is July 22, and Puss in Boots gets released November 4. All five films should definitely be on your radar.