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Captain America Trailer Debuts

Although most everyone was expecting it on Thursday, Paramount Pictures debuted the first full-length trailer for Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger this evening on the Entertainment Tonight website.

Narrated by Tommy Lee Jones as Col. Chester Phillips, the trailer features — as the earlier previews suggested — a lot of footage of a pre-Super-Soldier Serum Steve Rogers, and slowly builds to his transformation into the Sentinel of Liberty.

Directed by Joe Johnston, Captain America: The First Avenger 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. It opens on July 22.

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).


  • Michael Sacal

    This is your body.

    This is your body on Vita-Rays and Super Soldier Serum.

    Captain America… better superheroing through drugs.

  • Lierson

    It’s fine. But it’s still missing something.

    Maybe it’s because it doesn’t feel epic like Thor.

  • Joe Shmoe

    Pure Epicness. That’s why Marvel is better than DC.

  • Richardcasey

    it looks GREAT. But, and it’s not really anything legitimate, but the costume doesn’t look right. The shoulders and mask/helmet look a little bulky/loose, maybe it’s supposed to look like that, but i kind of hope for The Avengers flick, they go for the more traditional skin tight look. Other than that, looks BRILLIANT, exactly what a Captain America film should look like. Now, if only we could get a better copy of the trailer, a nice quicktime version would be nice.

  • jorge gonzalez

    damn awesome!

  • BoyWonder

    Looks so damn good.

  • Madmike

    Looks good! I’ll be glad when this thing comes out and kicks ass, and finally shuts up all the babymen crying about the costume and the guns.

  • Steve King

    Let’s see the pills in Limitless do this!

  • Ortiz

    Looks really good!!


  • M Kitchen

    I couldn’t watch this because the first bit I saw looks REALLY GOOD! So good that now I don’t want to see ANY spoilers!

  • Tony

    The Captain looks like it may … may be the best comic book movie of the summer.


  • Coryjameson

    That was a really good trailer. Obviously the tone and feel is completely different from either Thor or X-Men First Class. But somehow it really hooks you into the story.

    Right now, based on trailers alone, X-Men First Class and Captain America are my most anticipated movies this year.

    I guess I’m prejudiced against Thor. While the trailer is the most visually spectacular, it’s also the most insubstantial. Fine, the guy is Thor, now what? Also, the concept really doesn’t work: so each world of Norse Mythology is actually a planet and there are 9 planets. Are they arranged like the 12 Colonies in Battlestar Galactica?? Do the Frost Giants have Space Ships? Does Surtur travel around in his own starship?? You see either your paradigm is Magic or it’s Science, trying to combine them, like they did here, leaves you with a big hot mess that is completely nonsensical. Thor really can’t work as pure science fiction.

  • I_shred_2k

    I was really worried about this one but that looks cool.

  • Jasonverve

    Looks ok.

  • AudioComics

    OH, HELL YES! Can’t WAIT!

    Lance Roger Axt
    The AudioComics Company

  • Jacob

    It’s supposed to look like that. We don’t actually get a good look at his proper costume in this trailer. That one is the USO suit. His main one is the one that cover’s his face. There’s also a third costume that’s supposed to be his modern-day outfit, which is definitely more slick. There’s concept art floating around the internet.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a good idea. I think I might do the same, because this whole trailer gave me grin all the way around my head.

  • Link_123

    It makes us look forward and hope that this will be a breakthrough.

  • Farson89

    This looks pretty good, it didn’t get me as excited as the Thor trailer but then again I’m more of a Thor fan than a Cap fan.

  • Matthew Wilson

    It’s funny, because I feel exactly the opposite. Either way, I hope both movies are good. :)

  • Oldirrtydoogz

    This is how you make a trailer. WB and Green Lantern, take note.

  • George Mitchell


    The way he caught the shield (even if it is an effect) pretty much clinched it for me. It was like a reflect.

  • Fred10

    Oh, I totally disagree! My favorite stories mix genres.

    You know, though… It took me YEARS to “get” Marvel’s take on Thor. It required a little research into Kirby (and when they got rid of the sweatbands, that helped, too.. ;), and the modern history of the Marvel Universe. This race of “Gods among Men” that has existed and evolved parallel to men. Why wouldn’t their science and technology surpass ours? Why should they be only magical beings? Who’s to say that what early man thought was magic wasn’t actually ‘godly engineering’.

    Once I let go of the traditional, eddaic, sword and sorcerey version of Thor, Kirby’s Thor really started to light up my imagination as a more traditional superhero. I’ve always disliked taking Conan-type characters and placing them in modern times (Marvel’s Hercules, for instance). It just doesn’t work for me, the character’s clash with their surroundings. But with Thor, you have this cast-a-way son of an advanced civilization living among men (sound similar to another superhero?). I mean, what if Kryptonians had lived among us throughout our history? They would probably have been worshiped as God’s by early men.

  • iguana410

    YO! Let me buy my tickets NOW!!!