‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ to Premiere At Comic-Con

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Captain America: The First Avenger is less than a week from release and a bootleg of the after-credits scene has already leaked onto the internet. Clearly, people are getting antsy to watch this thing.

Thankfully, some fans might not have to wait so long for the real deal, because Captain America will be screening early at San Diego Comic-Con in just three days.

Check out the press release below:

Before it opens anywhere else in the world, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will open first in Comic-Con. Convention goers in San Diego will be the first audience to see one of the summer’s hottest super heroes beginning at noon PST on Thursday, July 21st, 1-day ahead of its US opening. The movie will play exclusively at the UA Horton Plaza with Captain America-themed festivities happening throughout the day. To help kick-off the day, Paramount and Marvel will host an exclusive free fan screening at 10 A.M. with the movie’s star Chris Evans on-hand to introduce the screening.

In addition to being among the first to see the movie, all CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER ticketholders will receive RealD® 3D Collector’s Custom red, white and blue Captain America: The First Avenger glasses and a limited edition poster designed exclusively for the fans.  A grand prize package of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER merchandise and other Marvel items will be given away to a select audience member at each screening. USO-costumed women will be standing at the American Flag Pole in the Horton Plaza passing out free tickets every hour beginning at 11:00 A.M. to the first 10 people who come dressed as Captain America.

Show times for Captain America: The First AvengeR are 12:00 P.M., 12:45 P.M., 2:45 P.M., 3:30 P.M., 5:30 P.M., 6:15 P.M., 8:15 P.M., 9:00 P.M., 11:00 P.M. and 11:45 P.M. Tickets for Thursday’s shows are available for purchase at  www.fandango.com/uahortonplaza14_aabfx/theaterpage.

Will you be attending Comic-Con 2011? And, if so, will you be attending one of the many Captain America screenings, or will that take too much time away from the precious panels?

Everything we’ve seen so far of the star-spangled Avenger’s solo film – trailers, pictures, interviews, and so on – has made us more and more confident in its quality. The action, the actors, and the look of the film (from the cinematography to the costume design to the makeup) all point to a potentially excellent experience in the way of World War II-themed superhero antics.

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Then again, if there are less-than-excellent portions of this film in existence, it’s probably unlikely that Marvel and Paramount are going to go plastering it all over the Internet (and/or television). So we’ll just have to wait until Friday – or, for some fortunate Comic-Con attendees, Thursday – to know for sure.

One wonders how the fourth superhero film of the summer will fare financially against the last, best, and most successful (in all likelihood) Harry Potter film, which will only be in its second week of release. Is it possible that a week-old Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 could overtake Captain America: The First Avenger­‘s box office debut? The stakes are high on this one, folks.

As for us: we may just have our own super-powered (at blogging) operatives inside the Comic-Con screenings, so look for our official Captain America: The First Avenger review sometime next week. For that, and more great coverage of ‘Con 2011, bookmark our Comic-Con 2011 Coverage Page.

Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters July 22nd, 2011.

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  1. Here’s a link to screenshots from the Avengers teaser trailer:

  2. while capt america looks like wow amazing, this avengers teaser has me wishing i didnt have to wait a year!!! this movie is going to be just amazing


    • thanks for the link =) avengers is gonna be frikin awesome

  3. Not to be left out, I also have a link for The Avengers. Now where did put that link that should be posted in a different comment section?

    • Haha.

  4. Saw the movie yesterday, it was a special presentation to the Military (some bases was on Sat, others on Sunday). The movie was great, very faithful to the Comics, Chris Evans did a great job as Cap, and Bucky Barnes was awsome too. Dont want to say too much because of spoilers, but well worth your money and wait. At the end of course the Avengers trailer, I was very shock to see it, it was a pleasant surprised. Everybody at the movies was cheering and screeming. Now I can’t wait for May 2012.

    • thanks for not saying too much, but stoked to hear they did a great job. so stoked for this film!

  5. Wish I had the money..

  6. I’ll see it a few hours later at midnight cst.

  7. I get to see it on wednesday. I got free tickets being military and all

  8. “As for us: we may just have our own super-powered (at blogging) operatives inside the Comic-Con screenings, so look for our official Captain America: The First Avenger review sometime next week.”

    You mean you guys cant get a review in 15 mins after you see it on Thurs? I thought this interweb thing was fast…. ;)

    Seriously though I would rather read a 3 paragraph blurb (or longer) done right after the movie here than have to read a page and a half somewhere else….. but if I have to wait 3-4 days…well I dont think I can wait that long :(

    Yes I know but some of us have families, jobs and other plans etc and cant see it til Sunday or Monday so opening night is not an option before anyone asks. ;)

  9. hmm after I read that it seems like im saying you guys do short reviews and thats not what Im saying.

    Im just saying I would rather see a quick review as soon as you know something to be fleshed out later then to have to wait 3-4 days.

    You knwo what worked and what didnt who acted the part etc.

  10. It’ll do fine against Potter as long as us fans go out and support the film. I’ve been waiting all summer for this and if it lives up to my expectations, I’ll be giving it multiple viewings. Not everyone is a die-hard Potter fan. If word of mouth about the film is great, it should draw in a pretty decent crowd. In the end it’ll pull it’s weight. A lot of people are siked for the Avengers film. Not to mention we still have DVD sales to factor in.

  11. who cares? the fact that they have to put a gun on captain goes to show that they are going with ed brubakers bucky captain america instead of the original..

    • Any real Cap fan would know that he did carry a gun (yes I am talking about Steve Rogers). Don’t get me wrong, in most of the comics Steve refuses to carry a sidearm, but there were a few comics where he did have a gun.

      Also, in the current comics (where Steve isn’t Cap anymore) he (Steve Rogers) also carries a gun (a lot of the time). Just read Secret Avengers.

  12. Me, my wife and daughter will be seeing it Saturday! Can’t wait!
    And I may be one of only a few people not see HP DH2 yet. :)

    • You and me both buddy… I haven’t seen HP7.2 and probably won’t go see it until it comes out on DVD (don’t ask me why – because I, myself don’t really know the answer).

      I’m going to go see Cap with my father and little sister (unfortunately). My dad always asks stupid questions before the movie begins and my sister (who is a teenage girl) can NEVER stop laughing. Still… I’ve been waiting three years for this film and I won’t let anything ruin my movie! ;)

  13. I’ve got some great news. I’ve been searching the net and all the early reviews for Cap are great. One reviewer even goes so far as saying it’s the best Marvel movie yet and the best superhero movie of the summer. There are also positive reviews going up on Rottentomatoes.com too. Seems like I’m gonna drive my girlfriend even more crazy. This is the movie I’ve been talking her ear off about all summer. Start reserving your tickets people, it’s gonna kick some serious ass…