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Marvel has debuted a new official image from Captain America: The First Avenger in a most unexpected place — its June comic-book solicitations.
The photo, of a costumed Chris Evans atop a pile of debris, accompanies the listing for the final two issues of Captain America: First Vengeance, the official comics prequel to the much-anticipated film. Here’s the description: “As Captain America continues to get closer to uncovering the secret of the Hydra base, his past and the past of his friends continues to unfold. How did Doctor Erskine come to be fighting for the Allies? What’s the story behind the Howling Commandoes? And how is the Stark family involved in the creation of the First Avenger? Find out all this and more, written by Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man, Incredible Hercules) and art by LUKE ROSS (Captain America and the Dark Tower)!”
As we noted earlier this morning, Entertainment Tonight will air new footage from Captain America later today, signaling the premiere of a full-length trailer within the next few days (if not this evening).
The Joe Johnston-directed film, which opens on July 22, stars Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci, Richard Armitage, Natalie Dormer, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.
Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).