New Captain America Photo Shows The First Avenger In Action

Just days after Entertainment Weekly debuted the first look at Chris Evans in his full costume from Captain America: The First Avenger, the Los Angeles Times has unveiled an image of the Sentinel of Liberty in action. The still is part of the newspaper’s 2011 movie preview.

Directed by Joe Johnston, Captain America: The First Avenger also stars Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Stanley Tucci, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough and Tommy Lee Jones. It opens on July 22.

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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  • Sleet It Up Ppl!

    Whoa, the costume looks extremely cumbersome and comfortable in motion. Check out those huge shoulder-pads and crazy creases by the knees and elbows areas. I honestly hope that this is the pre-modern day Cap costume. EGAD! POOR CHRIS!!

  • JMC

    It looks like a uniform (it’s not a costume – he’s in the military!) that you could actually see in a warzone. The boots and trousers (creases and all) evoke the military outfits that were used in WW2. It’s not going to be skintight – he’s not Spider-Man. It would look stupid if it was skintight in a warzone. This looks believable when you consider he’s going to be surrounded by GI’s in WW2 outfits – his skintight duds would have looked ridiculous in a wartime setting as Johnston has stated previously.
    Apart from the skintight stage outfit, tthis is the uniform that will be seen throughout the entire film. Maybe he’ll get an update in the Avengers movie, but you won’t see it in this film. Any update will only have minor changes so don’t expect spandex.

  • Anonymous

    That outfit looks great for the screen imo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKN5MHOI6VUFOYCTV5REK7M7A4 Jacob

    Is this… Is this from the end of the movie? What are those things behind him?

  • http://twitter.com/davesharon David Willis

    Excited about this one! Seems faithful to the comic book!

  • lead sharp

    That looks absolutely horrible.

  • Moot

    looks fake, why is his hand on the railing at a sprintrun? His thumb disappears behind the rail so it’s not an optical illusion.

  • MW

    I like the costume more each time I see it.

  • Joe Shmoe

    One thing no one has really asked about this is: How much actual battlefield action is Cap going to be involved in in this movie? People keep saying that his costume has to be appropriate for a guy who’s in combat. Why? If you’ve read any of the Golden Age Captain America stories, you should know that Cap was a homefront hero whose enemies were fifth columnists (spies and saboteurs) operating on U.S. soil. He wasn’t overseas fighting Axis soldiers on a battlefield. Anyone who doubts that should go back and read some reprints of the first ten issues of CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS by Simon and Kirby. He practically never left the States at all in those books and he was never intended to.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnpjones Shawn

    looks a bit fuzzy

  • JMC

    Over the last 45 years it has been clearly established in the Marvel Universe (not the Timely Universe that you’re referring to) as well as the Ultimate Universe (which this seems to be based more on) that Cap fought for most of WW2 overseas primarily in Europe as well as the Pacific both alone (on special missions), on the frontlines with troops (he even stormed the beaches of Normandy), and as a member of the Invaders. He rarely spent much time inside the USA after his “birth.” The “homefront heroes” were the Liberty Legion.
    Of course this being a movie, and set in an entirely different “universe” your knowledge, my knowledge, and every other fan’s knowledge means diddly-squat because they’ll make Movie-Cap fight wherever they want. If you’re going to be in the audience thinking, “hang on, in issue #3 he was in New York fighting the Red Skull! This is wrong!!” you have my sympathies.

  • JMC

    Maybe he’s about to jump the railing to retrieve his shield that he’s thrown at someone? But it’s clearly not a fake.

  • Grant

    There was that production art of Cap and some soldiers being shot at in battle torn European city. Other then that I think he’s just going to be mainly fighting Red Skull and Hydra while the rest of WWII is going on in the background.