June 23, 2011


The final theatrical trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger has landed online. While there is a lot to like about the cut, my favorite aspect is that it does a really nice job of setting up pre-super soldier Steve Rogers as someone who simply wants it more than other, more physically gifted, soldiers. I’m also looking forward to seeing the dynamic between Tommy Lee Jones’ Colonel Chester Phillips and Rogers play out in the pic as the “He’s still skinny” line you’ll hear in the trailer actually made me laugh out loud. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and, if you haven’t already, make sure you check out the fantastic new poster that was released earlier today.

Directed by Joe Johnston, the film stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, and Hugo Weaving. Captain America: The First Avenger opens in 3D on July 22, 2011.

Here’s the trailer [from Yahoo!]:




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.


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