17 Awesome ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Production Images

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:36 am,

captain america the first avenger production stills 17 Awesome Captain America: The First Avenger Production Images

Captain America: The First Avenger, the next big Marvel superhero film – and the precursor to the highly-anticipated The Avengers, is out in less than two weeks. Fortunately, that means the media output for the film will be more and more frequent.

Today, Marvel/Paramount released a number of very pretty production stills from the film, featuring Cap, Bucky, the Red Skull, the Howling Commandos, Peggy Carter, and more.

There are some pretty gorgeous and crystal clear images here, one of which gives us possibly the best look yet at Cap and Bucky, side-by-side. Bucky fans will notice that the color of his coat is a darker hue than the original Bucky, and the exact same color as Winter Soldier’s outfit. This is further evidence that the Winter Soldier storyline from the comics will feature prominently in a hypothetical sequel.

Check out the Captain America photos below, courtesy of Coming Soon (click to enlarge):

Furthermore, this is the first time we’ve seen really up close and personal shots of Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan and Toby Jones (doing his best Major Toht from Raiders of the Lost Ark impression) as the villainous Arnim Zola.

In the comics, Zola eventually constructs a sort of robot body for himself – with a holographic image of his human face on the chest plate – which allows him to “live” on through the ages.

arnim zola in captain america 17 Awesome Captain America: The First Avenger Production Images

Lastly, we get a few glimpses of the way-ahead-of-its-time technology utilized by the Red Skull and Hydra – perhaps as a result of discovering the Cosmic Cube? In fact, check out Derek Luke’s Gabe Jones (the first black man to serve in an integrated unit in the canon of the Marvel universe) wielding a massive Hydra gun he probably stripped from a deceased villain soldier. Does this mean that Gabe’s famed golden horn won’t be making an appearance?

Captain America is the last vestige of Marvel Studio blockbusters until The Avengers on May 4th, 2012. Additionally, it’s been a bit of a mixed bag this year as far as superhero films go: Thor was fairly well-received and a modest success, X-Men: First Class seems primed to do a little better than break even, and Green Lantern fell far below box office expectations. The point being: Nothing so far this year has been mind-blowingly awesome. Hopefully, Captain America is mind-blowingly awesome and then some.

Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters July 22nd, 2011.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Captain America looks mind blowingly awesome, but not as much as the Avengers will.

    • Will what?

      • He’s saying that Cap looks awesome, but not as awesome as the whole Avengers roster will look together.

        • P.S. I agree with him :)

        • I know, the syntax was really awkward though. I had to mull over it for a second to figure out what he was trying to say.

    • avengers is gonna be kick ass

  2. “, X-Men: First Class seems primed to do a little better than break even”

    Ben, No offense intended but are you serious? Of the aforementioned comic book based films only XMFC has not done below expectations. When you consider its rushed schedule and re-writes and other woes its very impressive that XMFC has such a high ratting on RT (RottenTomatoes) among both the professional critics and the non-pros and its certainly going to do more then just break even. As of the day you wrote this story, XMen has cleared 337 MILLION globally, more then double its production cost.

    Unless you are referring to just domestic sales which is really outdated these days considering how much money many American made films due over seas, how can that be called barely breaking even? The days of looking at DOMESTIC sales only for major releases are a thing of the past. It doesn’t cost any more in production to show the movie over seas. There are increased marketing costs and distribution but if a film does twice its production costs globally it would ha veto have a record setting marketing expense to break even only. Granted the studios use every accounting trick in the book to show that a movie barely makes money no matter how much its done in ox office sales but that’s an accounting thing and not representative of the movies true financial success.

    • Here’s the thing. Movies that make 337 million dollars don’t actually make 337 million dollars. About half that goes to movie theaters for showing the movies. Huuuuge chunks go to the director, the producers, and actors who have it in their contracts that they get a piece of the film pie. I expect X-Men: First Class to do BETTER than break even — which is what I said in the article — but the film is not doing awesomely compared to X-Men: Wolverine Origins, X-Men 3, and X2. It’s just not. It’s not doing a BAD job either, of course, but I never said that.

      • Actually, theaters get VERY little for actually showing the movies. Theaters make their money from concessions.

        • I think overall you’re probably right, but I was referring to the fact that movie theaters — though they only get like 25% of ticket sales initially — will eventually get up to 50% and sometimes 80% in the weeks that follow. But again, you’re probably right to say that it likely doesn’t even out in the end.

  3. I want the Hydra Car! Even if there is no A/C

  4. “Bucky fans will notice that the color of his coat is a darker hue than the original Bucky, and the exact same color as Winter Soldier’s outfit. This is further evidence that the Winter Soldier storyline from the comics will feature prominently in a hypothetical sequel.”

    huh? Did I miss something? Where has this been stated?Is it hypothetical conjecture for a hypothetical sequel?

  5. I think Thor was mind-blowingly awesome, it was just a hard sell to make to non-comic book readers. And unfortunately, that character probably always will be – even if the Avengers makes a killing.

    Thinking on all these Marvel Comics superheroes, it’s becoming less and less surprising in retrospect that Iron Man did as well as he did on the silver screen. He sparked the modern audience’s imagination way more than any of the others did with the exception of Spider-Man (who wasn’t even done as well as he could have been).

    I hope that Captain America will do well – but its WWII setting and mostly anachronistic characters will probably hurt his movie, in my opinion, unless the writing is excellent.

  6. Where’s the Red Skull? It said he was here in the title.

    • He’s driving ze car.

      • @ Ben LOL! Zat vas so funny! I love how everything looks in this movie but I can’t believe I’m actually looking at a live action Dum Dum Dugan. HE LOOKS SPOT ON! I think Evans and Weaving are going to own BUT I think Sebastian Stan is going to be more surprisingly good in this role.

        • Heh, I aim to please.

        • @Ben: LOL! Dude, you’re so funny! Thanks for the article and the cool pics.

          @Blastaar: Completely agree and I’m REALLY crossing thumbs for this movie (not like it needs any luck ;))

          • You’re welcome! Thanks, man.

  7. The comic book movie bubble has burst.

    • Not for me.

    • Not for me either. I’m very much looking forward to this movie even though I’ll admit the silly lights on that car have me wondering if it’ll be greeted the same as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Shadow.

      Meanwhile, I may swing by Dunkin Donuts for a Cap cup…

    • Dude! What’s your problem? Everyone is loving these movies. Get with the times and don’t be such a spoilsport.

    • If anything, some of the terrible superhero movies, and movies based on comic books no one cared about, has burned up some of the interest in comic book movies, but people still want all the great characters.

    • There’s a bubble? Well if there is mine hasn’t popped yet. I love these comic movies even if they don’t meet EVERYONE’S expectations. I say keep them coming.

  8. What Phil and BlueCollarCritic said. Although I do think that Thor will be an easier sell the second time around… let’s just pray that Don Payne can write worth a ‘darn’ by himself.

  9. I have a theory that the previous writers of Thor had already handed in an early draft for the Thor sequel and Marvel just didn’t like it so they chose Don Payne(possibly for handing some ideas early too). That’s the only thing that I can think of logically that would make Marvel do such a move that would otherwise be STUPID. Why would you bring in a writer who has more failures with cbm material and not bring back the people who made your cbm a hit. That makes no sense. Unless Payne is just writing the script while someone else is writing the screenplay.

  10. One of the coolest things about this is that Dum Dum Dugan is an Irish-American and was born in Boston, NEAL MCDONOUGH IS IRISH-AMERICAN AND WAS BORN IN BOSTON TOO !!! Marvel really did their homework with that particular superb casting choice.

  11. This looks like a TV series more than a film!The whole thing looks generic even the costumes! BIG FLOP written all over it!

    • lol.

    • Define generic.