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Release Date: July 22, 2011 (North America)

Genres: Action, Comic Book          MPAA Rating: PG-13

Production Phase: Released

Studio: Paramount Pictures   Production Company: Marvel Studios

Who's In It: Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America), Hugo Weaving (Johann Schmidt / The Red Skull), Sebastian Stan (James "Bucky" Barnes), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Toby Jones (Arnim Zola)

Who's Making It: Joe Johnston (Director), Kevin Feige (Producer), David Maisel (Executive Producer), Stan Lee (Executive Producer), Louis D'Esposito (Executive Producer)

Premise: After being injected with an experimental serum, scrawny Steve Rogers was transformed into America's super-soldier and fought against the Axis powers during World War II. After being lost in battle near the end of the war,... More »

Official Website: www.captainamerica.com

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

After grossing $171 million dollars at theaters this summer, Captain America: The First Avenger will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on October 25, 2011. 

The Captain America: The First Avenger three-disc set includes the film on Blu-ray in high-definition 3D and in high definition 2D, as well as on standard definition DVD with a digital copy. The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high definition presentation of the film, plus a standard definition presentation with a digital copy. Both sets boast over an hour of behind-the-scenes bonus material including an original Marvel short film, an exclusive sneak peek into next summer's ultimate superhero movie, The Avengers, as well as six featurettes that go behind-the-scenes of the filmmaking process, deleted scenes and much more.

Here are the specs for the Blu-ray and DVD versions of Captain America: The First Avenger:

    Blu-ray:

  • Feature film with commentary by director Joe Johnston, director of photography Shelly Johnson and editor Jeff Ford
  • Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
  • Featurettes: "Outfitting a Hero", "Howling Commandos", "Heightened Technology", "The Transformation", "Behind the Skull", "Captain America Origins", "The Assembly Begins"
  • Deleted Scenes with commentary by director Joe Johnston, director of photography Shelly Johnson and editor Jeff Ford
  • Movie trailers

 

    DVD:

  • Feature film
  • Digital copy

 

The three-disc Captain America set includes all of the above, plus the feature film on Blu-ray 3D.

Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans in the title role, Hugo Weaving as the, Red Skull, Tommy Lee Jones, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Hayley Atwell and Stanley Tucci.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

This great looking poster comes courtesy of HitFix, and its makers did an awesome job using their mad Photoshop skillz.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

With the film due in theaters in a few weeks the studio has released the final domestic one-sheet for Captain America: The First Avenger. No helmer here, folks.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Three character posters featuring the hero, the film's villain and the leading lady showed up on Cinemarcado. See what the Captain America and Peggy Carter posters look like in our Captain America movie gallery.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Want to see what Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures and director Joe Johnston have been working on for the past year? He's big, wears blue and red and throws his mighty shield against the forces of fascism. The first trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger is here.

 

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

We've added 8 new photos from the movie to our Captain America gallery including a non-watermarked photo of the Red Skull, a new photo of Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving before he becomes the Skull) holding the Cosmic Cube, one of Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) leading the troops and Colonel Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) and this neat photo of Chris Evans wearing the Captain America costume.

As always, view our assortment of photos and artwork from the movie in the Captain America: The First Avenger gallery.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Provided to us today by EW is the first solid look at The Red Skull, Captain America's nemesis in the movie. Under that makeup is Aussie actor Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy of films).

There's also a new interview with director Joe Johnston who answers more questions about why he made the movie, like this one:

"I’ve had other [directing] offers for [other superhero] movies like this and usually turned them down. To me there’s something less interesting about a guy who can fly, and throw tanks around, and stuff like that. The reason I wanted to do this one is he is so relatable. I can relate to him. Maybe it’s every kid’s dream to go into a pod and come out looking like Captain America. [Laughs] And you don’t even have to exercise or lift weights! It’s great!"

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

During today's Superbowl broadcast a new 30-second spot for Captain America: The First Avenger debuted -- and it gives us our first glimpse at The Red Skull. Don't blink and you'll see him at the 23-second mark.

 

 

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Friday, February 4, 2011

The teaser poster for Captain America: The First Avenger has debuted today, and in keeping with one of the words in the film's title, the tagline states that this movie will "Avenge".

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

The first photo showing Captain America's "sidekick" Bucky Barnes has been revealed. In the image we see Sebastian Stan playing Cap's wartime pal walking alongside the hero as troops gather to see the famous duo. In the comic book series Bucky was still a teenager, about 16-years-old, when he battled the Axis forces in combat during World War 2. In the movie we'll see an older Bucky, one that's the same age as Cap. Directo Joe Johnson explained the reason for the change to The Los Angeles Times:

"In the comics, he’s like Robin is to Batman," Johnston said, "but this is not that at all [in our film.] Our Bucky isn't a sidekick and there’s a darker edge. This is a much more interesting relationship."

The director also talked about what Sebastian stan brought to the role. "You know, he was originally up for the lead, for the Steve Rogers role, but he didn’t have quite the same earnest, I-want-to-fight-for-my-country aura that Chris has for this role. Sebastian has a little bit of the bad boy, he’s a little bit of the James Dean type and that goes somewhat counter to the general perception of Steve Rogers. He wasn’t quite right for Captain America,  but I think he’s perfect for Bucky because, really, he can have a little bit of that dark side."

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Empire magazine devotes its March 2011 cover to Captain America: The First Avenger, putting Chris Evans in his superheroic threads on centerstage. Inside, there are quotes from the film's stars and its director, including this quote from Evans about the character he's playing:

"I think he's the ideal human, not just American. It's what being a good person is. Steve's managed to overcome all the shortcomings he's had in life and he does what's good and what he believes is right."

Director Joe Johnson has this to say: "I've always loved Raiders [of the Lost Ark] and the tone that it had. It was period but didn't feel like it was made in the period. It felt like a modern-day film about the period, which is what we're doing on Captain America. 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."

And Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spilled this insight about what led to the development of the movie's storyline. "Scripts had been developed that took place half in World War Two, half in the modern day and none of those scripts were particularly successful because the costume ended up overshadowing the man. So we finally said, 'If we could make a Captain America movie any way we wanted to make it, how would we make it?' Well, we’d set the entire movie in the past, in that period, with all of the Marvel trimmings. And so we made the fun, kick-ass Captain America movie we wanted to."

The Captain America cover issue of Empire is on sale now.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Run Cap run! This new photo showing Captain America (Chris Evans) sprinting down a gantry first surfaced today on the L.A. Times website. It's a great photo to show off the attention to period detail that Cap's costume has on it, from the steel helmet down to his leather bootstraps and heels.

Update: Paramount has now given us a higher rez version of the new photo.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

The first full body look at Chris Evans in his World War II Captain America costume has now been released and published within the pages of Entertainment Weekly magazinbe. The look matches precisely the leaked costume designs that we saw last summer, and also correspond to the era of the superhero's introduction to society. After all, it only makes sense that an American superhero fighting against Nazis would wear a leather outfit, steel helmet, straps and a utility belt (with gun holster.)

EW also uncovered the following facts about the Captain America costume:

  • Chris Evans likes to suit up in his Cap costume all by his lonesome.
  • It takes him about 25 minutes to put on the entire suit.
  • The colors in Cap's WW2 airman-inspired costume are more muted than the ones found in his modern day look in the Captain America comic book. Also, the A on his helmet and star on his chest are smaller for the movie suit than the comic suit. "You can’t really take him seriously in his flag pajamas," director Joe Johnston said.

[Full story]

Update: Paramount has now provided us with a higher resolution photo.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So is this leaked concept artwork for the Red Skull? It certainly looks similar to those leaked (and later confirmed) pieces of Captain America concept art. And he is holding the Cosmic Cube, a.k.a. the Tesseract, the item that the Skull craves to possess in the Cap movie.

What's that old saying? "If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be real concept artwork?"

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Paramount Pictures has now released the first eight stills from their Captain America movie, giving us higher resolution images of what appeared in the Entertainment Weekly article. See what Hugo Weaving looks like as The Red Skull, Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter in uniform and what Chris Evans looks like with his shirt off in our Cap photo gallery.

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