Based on the Marvel Comics character from World War II. A brave, yet mild-mannered young soldier named Steve Rogers, volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for a US army Super Soldier program. The military succeeds in transforming him into a human weapon, but quickly decide that their Super Soldier is far too expensive a creation to risk in combat. So, they decide to put him to use as an army celebrity and parade him across Europe to boost morale by performing in USO shows for American troops.
He is even given a costume that bear the colors of Old Glory for the stage. Then, when a Nazi plot reveals itself Rogers must rise up and and become the First Avenger, in order to save his country. Steve Rogers becomes Captain America and he earns his way into the hearts and souls of every American, bringing hope and justice to a war-weary nation. Later, during a mission to Germany to stop his archenemy - The Red Skull, from launching rockets at the allies, Captain America sacrifices himself and winds up frozen in ice for almost six decades! Revived, Steve Rogers now must join forces with new heroes and become an Avenger of the modern age.
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones
Official site: comming soon
22 July 2011 (USA)
22 July 2011 (UK)
21 July 2011 (Netherlands)
A brave, yet mild-mannered young soldier named Steve Rogers, volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for a US army Super Soldier program.
America's First Avenger will battle his foes on the streets of Manchester and Liverpool during filming on the big-budget superhero film. Manchester's Northern Quarter is to be transformed into 1940s New York for a dramatic car chase in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Filming has commenced on Captain America: The First Avenger starring Chris Evans, and the production's first overseas shooting location has been revealed. According to BBC News, Marvel Studios has chosen the streets of Manchester and Liverpool, England to serve as a World War II era New York. The location will mark the first time that Marvel Studios has held production on a feature film outside of the U.S.
Marvel Studiosí forthcoming Thor and Captain America movies will be presented in post-production-added 3D, their directors officially revealÖ Readers who dislike wearing spectacles in cinemas should probably look away now, as the respective directors of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger have revealed that both movies will be presented in 3D."
The latest name to come up in the Bruce Banner banter is the eternally underrated Mark Ruffalo. Having turned in stellar performances in Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island and David Fincher's Zodiac, it seems Ruffalo has the emotional depth to change him from normal guy to pea-coloured seething"
I'm beginning to think that maybe Marvel Comics planned the next two weeks out in advance. As you know, Comic-Con hits San Diego before the end of the month, and there's talk that Marvel will do a little pimping for The Avengers. That doesn't mean just one movie, either. It's three: Avengers, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger."
Marvel just made another fan-friendly and exciting announcement for this yearís San Diego Comic-Con. This Saturday July 24th, youíll be able to get a free signing from the stars and directors of Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America. Thatís right, folks. If you get to the Marvel booth first thing Saturday morning, you can grab a ticket to ensure your special signing. Did I mention itís free?
Actor Chris Evans is to play Captain America in an upcoming Marvel film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Evans was offered the role in The First Avenger: Captain America last week, the trade paper reports. Evans has already played a high profile superhero role - as Johnny Storm, also known as the Human Torch, in Fox's Fantastic Four films.
Superhero Captain America has been killed off after appearing in US comic books for 66 years. The character, who appears in the Captain America comic book, was created in 1941 to build up patriotic feeling during World War II. Co-creator Joe Simon told the New York Daily News: "It's a hell of a time for him to go, We really need him now."
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