New Character Posters for Captain America: The First Avenger
06.01.11 by BJSprecher
In much the same way as Marvel Comics' patriotric superhero, Captain America, was placed in suspended animation after falling into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean during his last WWII mission, so too did Marvel Studios pretty much put the marketing campaign for its movie adaptation of the character, Captain America: The First Avenger, "on ice" once its latest comic book movie, Thor, began slugging it out at the domestic box office. But, now that Thor has been in theaters for nearly a month, Marvel has decided to thaw out the good Captain and get back to hyping the Star-Spangled Avenger's upcoming movie by releasing three new character posters that feature the title hero (Chris Evans), his love interest, Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), and his nemesis, the diabolical Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).
Captain America: The First Avenger was written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus and is based on the classic superhero created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby that first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941). The story centers around Steve Rogers (Evans), a sickly youth who so wanted to serve his country during WWII that he volunteers for a top-secret government experiment aimed at turning him into a "Super Soldier." The experiment is a success, transforming Rogers from a 98-pound weakling into the peak of human perfection, but the creator of the procedure, Dr. Abrahm Erskine (Stanley Tucci), is murdered by the agents of the Red Skull before the process can be replicated, ensuring that Rogers will remain one-of-a-kind. Armed with enhanced strength and reflexes, an impenetrable shield and an indomitable will, Rogers takes the fight to the Red Skull and his goose-stepping agents of HYDRA as the costumed hero Captain America. The cast includes Sebastian Stan as James "Bucky" Barnes, Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola and Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark.