New ‘Captain America’ footage premieres

Not sure exactly what to make up this new clip from Captain America. Well everyone was expecting the first full trailer for the film to premiere during tonight’s Entertainment Tonight, that wasn’t the case.  Instead, we were treated to a sneak peek OF a trailer coming out this Thursday or Friday.  This event was teased yesterday by ET as a big deal.  So, let me get this straight: They were previewing the preview for the preview of a film?  And you thought cinema couldn’t be about hype more than it already is.

The footage:

By far the most impressing thing about this footage remains Chris Evan’s physical appearance.  His transformation from the twig at the beginning to the muscle head of Captain America via CGI is just stunning.  Can’t wait to see the trailer later this week.


The Official One Pager:


Produced by Kevin Feige
Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Directed by Joe Johnston
Cast: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, and Stanley Tucci.

Synopsis: “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.)

One of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, “Captain America: The First Avenger” joins “Thor” on May 6, 2011 and “The Avengers” on May 4, 2012.

Captain America: The First Avenger opens July 22, 2011.