Gritty First Official Poster for 'Captain America: The First Avenger'
by Ethan Anderton
February 4, 2011
We've already seen a few sneak peeks featuring Chris Evans as Captain America: The First Avenger, but now the official teaser poster has been released for the summer comic book blockbuster, and damn is it exquisite. With the grit of Saving Private Ryan, this looks like a dark war tale. Of course Johnston says: "It will not feel like a war movie. It's funny where it needs to be and emotional where it needs to be and serious and full of action." Either way, I like the imagery and tone this poster sets for the movie, and I have a good feeling this will make up for the disappointment Johnston delivered in The Wolfman. See the poster below!
The first official poster for Captain America: The First Avenger courtesy of Yahoo! Movies:
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers for a new top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero devoted to defending American ideals.
Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger is directed by Joe Johnston, who previously directed Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo and The Wolf Man. The screenplay was written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (writers of Life & Death of Peter Sellers, You Kill Me and all three Chronicles of Narnia movies, from Lion, Witch, Wardrobe to Dawn Treader) and also Joss Whedon. Paramount is bringing Captain America to theaters starting on July 22nd this summer.
Reader Feedback - 39 Comments
kitano0 on Feb 4, 2011
I just came. Yup.
Gabriel Visser on Feb 4, 2011
Jason Martin on Feb 6, 2011
So excited for this!
Rv on Feb 4, 2011
All things considered, they really needed to get it bang on. And they did. Sold.
sleepykid on Feb 4, 2011
just keeps getting better and better.
Anonymous on Feb 4, 2011
Looks like a slide from G.I Joe
Frogprince on Feb 4, 2011
I realize they want to showcase the actor but wearing Cap's mask would have been better. Still, it's tres cool. Hopefully, the movie won't suck
Sirleone2019 on Feb 4, 2011
i swear these summer superhero flicks better be good enough for the time we had to wait for them, excited and helpless
Dave on Feb 4, 2011
Plain awesome. I'm fired up for this one. But I've been let down before...
Anonymous on Feb 4, 2011
I see another Marvel reboot coming in less than 10 years.
Awtan90 on Feb 4, 2011
Looks similar to GI Joe: Rise of Cobra...hope the movie turns out ok with all the hype its getting. Personally its all about The Dark Knight Rises for me...
one on Feb 4, 2011
awesome!! , a nice nod to one of the comics cover http://suvudu.com/files/mt-files/captainamerica-grave.jpg
TomCruise on Feb 4, 2011
nice one... i think its gonna be a decent film..
macassi on Feb 6, 2011
It's OK. Show me trailer.
Mattias Nielsen on Feb 4, 2011
Judasbarronx1 on Feb 4, 2011
BRING ON THE TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!!!
grapefruit on Feb 4, 2011
I like it.
Cruzer on Feb 4, 2011
Fantastic! Cannot wait for this!
DwainIBe on Feb 4, 2011
no one else has a problem with the AVENGE? I mean I know it is :The First Avenger, but does it have to be there. I think it just takes away from how great the rest of it looks!
Syko on Feb 5, 2011
Avenge probably helps relate to certain European countries where the movie is just going to be called The First Avenger. Just a guess.
Elux01 on Feb 5, 2011
YES!! i totally agree.
Lu on Feb 5, 2011
For me I want it to be a good ACTION superhero movie, the story isnt all that deep, but Cap kickin nazi ass with his shield and 45 in the trailer and Im sold.
Cody W. on Feb 5, 2011
Hjh on Feb 5, 2011
that is awesome
Anonymous on Feb 5, 2011
perfect.......looks like what I thought would be wrong is going right
Ryan on Feb 5, 2011
Why is the flame guy now captain america?
Raah on Feb 5, 2011
This is a great poster. I'd like to see one with his WWII gear as well.
Haz on Feb 5, 2011
Looks like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders
Dice_blaze on Feb 5, 2011
It kind of sucks
Crabby on Feb 5, 2011
his shoulders are like a foot long
Ariful Karim on Feb 5, 2011
Hey everybody, That's one awesome poster! I like it! It seems like this is going to be the new pose craze for movie posters. But they have their roots in a little know movie project that has been turned down by all the big studios because it's not based on an existing comic book or graphic novel. If you're interested in seeing what may be the inspiration for this new poster fad, go to AMRAPicturesEnt on youtube you'll see a promo reel for "Road Kill." It's at http://www.youtube/watch?v=wdG5pZMaPbo It's an independent project the folks over at AMRA Pictures Entertainment (APE) have been working on for a few years now and have shopped it around to every major studio in Hollywood, to no avail. The thing is their poster design is very similar in tone and grittiness to this new Captain America poster and the Spiderman image that hit the net a couple of weeks ago and when "Road Kill" eventually comes out, they don't want everyone thinking they copied their poster design from these guys' posters. The difference between their posters and the big budget movie posters, besides the obvious differences in the quality and the amount of money spent to create them, is AMRA Pictures Ent. (APE) created theirs as concept posters back in 2004, when they first started working on the project. They say, they're finally close to nailing down the financing and will hopefully go into production soon. As indie filmmakers, they're asking for all the support they can get. You can also check out the posters at their myspace site at http://www.myspace.com/110703373/photos/45091203#%7B%22ImageId%22%3A45091203%7D and http://www.myspace.com/110703373/photos/45091203#%7B%22ImageId%22%3A45091204%7D I hope you guys like the posters and the promo. If so please spread the word about the project. Every little bit helps. I know I will. I always root for the the little guys. How about the rest of you?
Anonymous on Feb 5, 2011
Way too hardcore. I think I just peed a little.
Risk on Feb 5, 2011
THIS is badass. Thank GOODNESS. the subline should say "No pussies allowed"
Don't be Silly on Feb 5, 2011
Anyone else notice it just says avenge on it ???? why?
splinter on Feb 5, 2011
cant wait for the trailer... teaser comes out tomorrow 😛
S. Bhakta on Feb 6, 2011
"Saving Private Bucky". I like where this is going. And great nod to an iconic Cap cover design , as well. Gives hope that they've been paying attention to what I hear are good stories Ed Brubakers cranked out, of late. Gettin' psyched, finally!
Django3000 on Feb 6, 2011
i love it! . so gonna be so great!!!
Kylerayner555 on Feb 7, 2011
FLAME ON ! ! !
Anonymous on Feb 21, 2011
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