More Captain America Stills Debut

Courtesy of Superhero Hype comes five new images from Captain America: The First Avenger, director Joe Johnston’s hotly anticipated Marvel comic-book adaptation. Well, “new,” as that shot of Sebastian Stan as a sharpshooting Bucky Barnes cropped up in a French magazine ages ago — tiny and grainy, though — and Dominic Cooper as a shades-wearing Howard Stark has been floating around for a while. The others, though, of Chris Evans as Captain America, Toby Jones as Truman Capote Arnim Zola and Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine are new. I think.

Marvel has also taken the opportunity to relaunch the movie’s website, complete with photo gallery, videos, wallpapers and catchy, if repetitive, action-y music.

Captain America: The First Avenger, which opens on July 22, also stars Hayley Atwell, Richard Armitage, Natalie Dormer, Neal McDonough and Samuel L. Jackson.

Update: Marvel has released additional images — with watermarks, unfortunately — on the company website.

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  • Anonymous

    Skinny Steve still continues to look a little weird in some shots – just the way in which the head meets the body as if it doesn’t belong.

  • Thompson500

    Looks very good. Some of the stills remind me of The Rocketeer.

  • Anonymous

    So whats going to be worse GL or Cap?

  • mdk

    More photos from swastika-free Nazi Germany.

  • TonyM

    GL

  • Anonymous

    Joe Johnson did direct The Rocketeer, not surprising you are getting that feel.

    I’m very hopeful for this film, Marvel films seems to know who to place for directing and writing them.

  • Fluffy6079

    I’m sure there will be swastikas in the movie.  Hydra is supposed to be a division of the Nazi party.  

  • Anonymous

    You’re looking at it all wrong.  GL, for this comic fan, was surprisingly a lot of fun.  It’s like asking what is the worst Pixar movie.  This summer has proven to be a wealth of riches for comic fans and I’m giddy about Cap ‘capping’ it off with a blast.

  • cookepuss

    True, but Marvel may skirt the issue by making mention of the Nazis, but not using the swastika. The fact is, Captain America (the movie) is the final tent pole release leading up to Avengers. Knowing that this is the case, they’re going to want it to have as many moviegoers as possible. Use of Nazi iconography may keep Cap from getting shown in some of the overseas markets. Equally possible, Marvel may choose to use the swastika in a few frames that can be easily edited out in those market. We’ll have to wait next month to find out.

    I know that the era specific imagery is essential to establishing that period movie feel. However, I’m just happy that they’re making a Captain America movie that actually looks good. There are certain things I’m willing to overlook. Plus, imo, placing the emphasis on Hydra makes some sense. We’re always seeing these good guy factions like SHIELD, but it seems fairly rare in their movieverse that these bad also guys organize. By making it Hydra, it’s the sort of enemy you can carry forward into other projects without being constrained by the history of the WWII era.

  • MPeters

    Explain how he’s “looking at it all wrong” comic fan.

  • Anonymous

    Because to approach things in a “which is worse” mindset is demeaning and unfulfilling.  It’s setting up a negative viewpoint no matter what.  It’s calling for people to focus on the misteps instead of the triumphs.  It’s just not constructive in any way.

    It’s wrong.

  • mdk

    So when does Arnim Zola transfer his brain into the genetically-engineered body with the TV screen in the chest and the funky antenna in place of the head?  Kirby had to be having a rare off day when he cooked up that one.

  • mdk

    If he had folded his collar up, Tony Stark’s dad would look like he’s filming a trailer for a 1980′s teen comedy.

  • GizzmoJones

    I like it but the red skull reminds me of ‘The Mask’! SSSSMOKIN’!

  • DC-MARVELFAN

    It may be even hard to sell a movie called Captain America to rest of the world, they might just call it the First Avenger for international market.

  • cookepuss

    Even funnier is that RDJ, Tony Stark, WAS in an 80s teen comedy, Weird Science. =)

  • cookepuss

    Yeah. It’s likely that they’ll flip it around to “First Avenger: Captain America” and then shorten it to “First Avenger” for the commercials played most. Here in the states, they did something similar with “Zack & Miri Make a Porno”. During peak viewing hours, it was just “Zack & Miri”.

  • Schnitzy Pretzelpants

    Demeaning to whom?

    Let’s allow for us all to show a little independence of mind here.

  • Grant

    Cap has screened for some critics already and apparently it’s getting some raves. Will have to wait for the NDAs to lift. I’m thinking Cap is going to be the best of the four super hero movies this year.

  • Hitler

    Wow, I can’t believe some of the comments here.  This looks really good.  The Red Skull looks great.  And of course they should show swastikas.  How can anyone possibly be offended by that, particularly when the Nazis are being portrayed as villains?  And even if some people ARE offended, who cares?  Are we now going to deny the truth of history just for the sake of not offending a few people?  Maybe what they’re really afraid of is offending people who don’t believe the Nazis were as bad as they say!

  • Jmcreer

    I’m a huge Cap fan, however…

    I think it’s a good idea to avoid placing Cap in a realistic WW2 setting.  After viewing movies like Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Thin Red Line, and the recent HBO series, the idea of Cap running around fighting “real” enemies (Nazis), and “saving” veterans of those campaigns seems somewhat disrespectful.  When you’ve see realistic depictions of hundreds of soldiers dying horribly on the beaches of Omaha and Normandy etc, the idea of a costumed guy running around with them, never getting wounded, and “saving the day” just seems really, really wrong.  And you certainly couldn’t have some “watered down” version of WW2 violence on screen after recent depictions – the audience is too savy now (not to mention how disrespectful it would be).

    You mentioned “the truth of history” – well the truth is WW2 was won by normal, every day Allied soldiers who sacrificed everything to beat a real villain, more horrible than the Red Skull could ever be.  It’s a double-edged sword dealing with “historical truth.”

    Placing a fictional character up against a fictional enemy (a scientific division of the Nazi party) seems more appropriate IMO.

  • Jmcreer

    I don’t think CA as a character is hard to sell to an international audience at all.  Some foreign markets won’t respond – but they’re the ones that don’t respond to American action films at all.  No great loss IMO.  The fact is, action movies in general are “Americanised” with stereotypical American archetypes, situations, and locations, and they all do well in foreign markets.

    Cap’ll be fine overseas as long as it’s a good action movie.

  • Bill H

    How about a little independence of mind here and accept his point of view? If you’re telling hi he’s wrong because he thinks someone else is wrong, then I’m here to tell you that you are wrong.

    Who cares which is “worse”? Does it make any difference? You’ll have bought and paid for a ticket to watch them both [unless you're an idiot deciding something is awful without seeing it] so Marvel/DC don’t care what your view is, they already have your money.Shawshank Redemption is a great film. But next to Godfather, it’s easy to say it’s the worst. Next to Avatar Airbender? It’s great. This need to decide which is better between the two and if it’ll be as good as Dark Knight or worse than Thor is pretty sad.

  • Bill H

    Well, genius, modern day Germany [where the film will be shown] IS actually Swastika-free. It’s illegal to display them.

  • Bill H

    There are Nazis in the film. Swastikas are illegal to display in Germany, so while you say “of course they should show swastikas” they are actually not allowed to do so in Germany. It’s not about people being offended, it’s about breaking the law.

    I would continue my point but after reading your pathetic “if some people are offended, who cares?” comment, there’s no point at all talking to a dense little human such as yourself. Because, yeah, a lot of people in the world have no right at all to be offended when it comes to Nazis. Because they didn’t do anything that might cause some problems with descendants of people who lives in the 40s. Grow up and think a little.

  • Mwedmer

    The images are looking really good, and I have no doubts in Joe Johnstons ability to bring this one in properly.

    Regarding Green Lantern, The film itself is really not bad. They didn’t focuson the Corps much but there is the opening for more films.
    The big thing to keep in mind is that more than any other comic film to come out, Green Lantern is definitely geared towards kids. Based on my 7 year old nephews reaction to it when we went to see it, he LOVED IT!

    Could it have been -more adult- for me? Sure, but lets get the kids nerding out on this stuff so they can enjoy what we enjoy.

  • LightningBug

    If this promotional image is any indication, they will not be shying away from Nazis in this movie, although oddly enough it also doesn’t have a Swastika.

    http://www.thislalife.com/2011/06/old-school-captain-america-poster-is.html

  • Ken

    just saw Green Lantern .. really liked it .. I’ve heard the complaint that they tried to fit too much in one movie .. but as a GL reader ,, all the different aspects were great ..

    looks like CA will be a good film too .. it’s a great time to be a comics fan ..

  • Odessa

    shut up you subhuman swine

  • Niggerkiller

    stop being a fag

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

    Demeaning to the movies.

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

    They already did change the title to The First Avenger for certain international markets.

  • http://twitter.com/shawnrichison shawn richter

    Can someone ban this idiot, please?

  • Jmcreer

    I’ll shut up when you post something intelligent and mature, not to mention worth reading - not much chance of that happening is there? 

  • Jmcreer

    Those would be the foreign markets I was referring to.

  • Jmcreer

    The funny thing is, while Captain America wouldn’t approve of his idiotic and immature comments, he’d die fighting to defend his right to be a moron.  Gotta admire that…

  • Anonymous

    Regarding some previous comments, real soldiers during and after WW2 loved the comic book and were inspired by it, so how could it possibly “offend” people some 70 years later? Also, this is an American film about a fictional American hero so who cares what other countries think?

    From the wiki, “Captain America Comics #1 — cover-dated March 1941 and on sale in December 1940, a year before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but a full year into World War II — showed the protagonist punching Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in the jaw — sold nearly one million copies.”

  • Cjorg2

    No one said anything was offensive.  They said portraying Cap fighting Nazis in some kind of watered down PG rated version of WW2 was disrespectful and lacked credibility. 

    After watching the Pacific, Band of Brothers, Private Ryan etc, audiences now realise that soldiers die horribly in war – their heads explode, their intestines fall out over the battlefield, limbs get blow off and many soldiers die screaming horribly in pain and fear.  Spielberg himself said one of the reasons he couldn’t set Indiana Jones against Nazis in the last film was that he believed it was innappropriate and unbelievable to portray Nazis in a similar fashion to Raiders after making Schindler’s List and Saving private Ryan.  It just doesn’t work.

    Putting a guy in a red, white, and blue costume, who uses a little shield to somehow avoid hundreds of bombs and bullets, while all those around him die horribly seems pretty stupid and is hard to believe.  However, putting him in a WW2 setting, but having him fight fictional Hydra agents with robot exo-skeletons and cosmic cubes allows it to somehow enter a “comicbook” sensibility and lets the audience suspend their disbelief.

    But at the end of the day, each to their own.  I think Johnston and the Marvel up-and-ups have made a wise decision by distancing the character from a “realistic” setting. 

  • Cjorg2

    You’re an idiot.

  • Cjorg2

    “Maybe what they’re really afraid of is offending people who don’t believe the Nazis were as bad as they say!”

    Somehow I don’t think Marvel is particularly worried about the Neo-Nazi not buying tickets to Captain America: The First Avenger.  I’m sure they’re only a minor sub-group and would hardly affect box-office results.  Sheesh ; (

  • Ollybygollly

    The soldiers who actually fought WWII didn’t mind the watered-down violence in the comics. When they read Captain America using, “a little shield to somehow avoid hundreds of bombs and bullets, while all those around him die horribly” they didn’t give a crap. That’s why they are truely our greatest generation and we have devolved into a culture of hyper-senstive, bleeding-heart crybabies.

  • http://twitter.com/shawnrichison shawn richter

    Yeah, I don’t think even Cap would defend hate speech.

  • Cjorg2

    “we have devolved into a culture of hyper-senstive, bleeding-heart crybabies.”

    Don’t be so hard on yourself.

  • Cjorg2

    Not defend hate speech, but he’d certainly defend the RIGHT to do so.  It’s been explored in the comics before.

  • http://twitter.com/sparticus Mark Walley

    The law against Swastikas in Germany is slightly more nuanced than that. It’s illegal to make or advertise pro-Nazi party material, which includes anything with a Swastika on it, though if it’s for education and historical purposes it’s possible. Whether a film which will universally portray the Nazis as evil will be allowed to I don’t know. I’m not that clear on the law.

  • Yoyekunle

    Very interesting… I was originally worried about how WWII would be depicted in Cap’s movie (I was hoping for more realistic approach) but your post brings up really interesting  points. I have to side with you, I think the angle they’re using is better all around (respectful to the reality of that war & all past/present conflicts while still being true to the source material). Excellent post