Get Up to Speed on the Hero and Villain of Captain America: The First Avenger
07.30.11 by BJSprecher
Have you held off on seeing Captain America: The First Avenger because you're afraid you'll be too unfamiliar with the characters to get into the story? Well, now there are two new resources that can help get you up to speed on both Captain America (played by Chris Evans) and his nemesis, the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). MilitaryVALoan put together an "Infographic" about Cap's history, from his creation in 1940 to his '70s TV show to The First Avenger, with details about his many powers, costumes and shields. And, Paramount has released an informational featurette about the Red Skull's history and movie design, with commentary from Evans and Weaving.
Captain America: The First Avenger was directed by Joe Johnston and written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus. The cast includes Sebastian Stan as Bucky, Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, and Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine.