‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Trailer 2; ‘Patriotic’ & ‘Vintage’ Posters

Published 3 years ago by , Updated October 5th, 2011 at 3:53 pm,

Captain America First Avenger Trailer 21 Captain America: The First Avenger Trailer 2; Patriotic & Vintage Posters

The summer blockbuster season is gearing-up and, following the success of the first two out of three Marvel film properties this summer (Thor and X-Men: First Class), movie fans are expecting Captain America: The First Avenger to secure the box office hat-trick.

Now, following the recent Captain America TV spot that provided a quick sound-bite of Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull voice, we’ve got the second trailer for The First Avenger – as well as a glimpse at a couple new First Avenger posters – the special edition retro one-sheet given to the film’s cast and crew as well as a new patriotic theater one-sheet.

The initial Captain America: The First Avenger trailer focused heavily on the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) – as he made the jump from underdog army reject to the iconic red, white, and blue super-soldier via Project: Rebirth. While the trailer did a great job of establishing the character for non-comic book fans, it provided very little context for the larger story and events that will be featured in the film – offering only a brief glimpse at Red Skull (Weaving) and his HYDRA cronies.

Fortunately, the second Captain America trailer, which debuted a few weeks back at the Hero Complex Film Festival, provides plenty of high-octane action-teasing as well as even more information about the greater plot-points, Avenger tie-ins – not to mention a bit of fan-service.

Check out the second Captain America: The First Avenger trailer below”

Weaving is undoubtedly an ominous presence in this trailer but, even more interesting, is the success of the footage in capturing the period-piece setting – providing both an immersive look at alternate-history 1942 coupled with large-scale action sequences that will still captivate modern audiences. It’s a delicate balance, one that helped elevate X-Men: First Class above a simple good verses evil race to save the world. A lot of fans were somewhat skeptical of an Avengers tie-in that was so far removed from the current time-frame, but based on the new footage it’s safe to say that Captain America owns the time period – and will provide an intriguing foundation for next summer’s super hero mash-up.

Speaking of successfully harnessing 1940s culture, as an added bonus, we’ve also included the “vintage” Captain America: The First Avenger poster (from comic-book artist Paolo Rivera) that was given as a gift to the entire cast and crew – as well as a new, and especially patriotic, theater one-sheet.

Longtime Captain America fans will undoubtedly notice some similarities between the “vintage” poster and the original cover of Captain American #1.

Check out the two side by side with the new theater poster below (and click for a higher resolution):

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Captain America: The First Avenger will invade theaters on July 22, 2011.

Source: Yahoo! Movies & Paolo Rivera [via Hero Complex]

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  1. The film is going to open with Captain America being unfrozen in modern times by idk, S.H.I.E.L.D. I guess, and the rest of the movie will be a flashback to his WWII days, ending with what causes him to be frozen in the first place. At least, that is what information I’ve gained (and it may be wrong) from the articles so far. And the film is going to take place over a space of two to three years, and focus heavily on Cap’s missions against HYDRA and the Red Skull. So if this film, and the Avengers film really bring it to the screen, there could be other Captain America films, introducing other villains, like Baron Zemo, or a post-WWII Arnim Zola.

  2. Early reviews are a little on the negative side, but I suspect a 75% positive by the end of the week.

    Spidey trailer @movielist.com looks great in HD. This points to fantastic next year of CBM’S maybe Superman too?

    Looking forward to Avengers most of all, the ensemble cast is the intrigue!