Captain America: The First Avenger Trailer

Published 4 years ago by , Updated October 5th, 2011 at 5:23 pm,

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Update: This is the original trailer for the film, if you’re looking for the new Captain America trailer click here.

After months of set photos, magazine covers and stills of Chris Evans in his star-spangled 1940s World War II Captain America costume, moviegoers have finally received their first real look at the future leader of The Avengers in action. The first official trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger was scheduled to air as one of the biggest movie trailers premiering during Super Bowl XLV and now it’s available online.

Featuring a look into the origins of the brave Steve Rogers and how he transformed into a symbol of freedom for the world to follow, along with our first glimpse at the evil Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), the Captain America trailer emphasizes why Marvel Studios’ period piece origins story about The First Avenger is topping the list of Screen Rant’s 20 most anticipated movies of 2011.

Without further ado, watch an enjoy the trailer to the origins of The First Avenger:

Pretty damn good introduction to Marvel’s WWII hero, no? And the skinny pre-drugged version of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) looks amazing! Here’s a quick screen grab of Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull face (Big thanks to @KimStrandli):

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For a better look at Hugo Weaving in make-up, check out this official look at Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Directed by Joe JohnstonCaptain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans stars alongside Neal McDonough’s Dum Dum Dugan, Tommy Lee Jones‘ Colonel Phillips, Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury,  Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes.

What do you think of the Captain America trailer and how does it stack up against Thor, X-Men: First Class and Green Lantern?

Captain America hits theaters July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.

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  1. I’m not going to lie, that reminded me an awful lot of the Green Lantern trailer. There was a fair amount to get you excited, yet at the same time it appeared to be littered with too many quips and one-liners. The dialogue seems to be causing a lot of people to doubt how good this movie could be. There also seems to be a good amount of CGI complaints (GL’s suit and Skinny-Rogers).

    I’m still holding out hope for both movies that they turn out better than their first impressions. However, like many people, I’m slightly disappointed by this trailer (if you can even call it that). Aside from the fact that it’s Captain America (and Red Skull), most of what was shown seemed to be very vanilla, run-of-the-mill action.

    Consider some of the other superhero trailers we’ve seen over the past few years that have caused excitement – Thor swinging his hammer, Iron Man and War Machine going nuts on a bunch of robots, Batman sneaking up on baddies at the docks, Spidey swinging through the streets of NYC. These trailers have shown us a signature piece of what this hero does. Captain America needed his moment. I’m sure their would’ve been a more positive reaction had we all seen good ol’ Cap taking out some Nazis by throwing his shield.

    I’m really not trying to be a nit-picky fanboy, I just think that there would’ve been a more positive reaction with a more signature moment such as that.

    • @Dan

      Great points on which I agree 100% with. There was certainly no standout ‘wow’ moment epsceially if you draw comparision with the Transformers trailer which gave far more cause for excitement.

      Perceptions may change once we see more footage. Have to day was suprised with the CGI of Evans physique, a bit odd looking at first glance, but unecessary in my opinion. With this , Thor and the Superman reboot I wish they would find actors with the right physcial build, instead of asking lesser framed actors to bulk up considerably. However I’ll take Michael Keaton’s success as Bataman as a point that this may not affect the final result…

  2. The superbowl spot turned what i thought of this and thor. I will be oging to see both now.

  3. I can’t believe they used Christian Bale as the pre Cap America soldier. That’s a bold choice.

    • Thats not Christian bale its chris evans

      • Justin,

        It was a joke because Bale got all skinny for The Fighter.

  4. @lebsta, that’s it. The Keaton surprise of the 90s keeps me reserved till the movie comes up because I did say it was a mis-cast when Evans was announced. Had he been American I’d have preferred the more sober Sam Worthington. But I hope I’m pleasantly surprised.

  5. damm looks awesome

  6. I am totally on the fence on this one. I don’t want to judge too harshly on a 30 second clip, but the clop smacks of the Marvel cheese we tend to see at Fox studios.

    I’d prefer to see a grittier, less silly and definitely less shiny movie when it comes to Captain America.

    Rather than being it’s own movie, with it’s own style and flair, it seems like it is trying to bottle the Iron Man formula and coming across as a second rate version.

    I liked a few aspects – but overall was not overly impressed. I do want to see the full teaser though.

    • Exactly!

  7. 30 second Cap Super Bowl spot= nothing special

    Super 8, Cowboys and Aliens, Rango and Fast Five were better spots.

  8. Chris Evans/Johnny Storm as Cap?

    Ugh! Not good!

    • thats why they are remaking fantastic 4

  9. It looks like Evans is ashamed and needs to hide his pee pee with his shield?


  10. It smokes Green Lantern. Green Lantern looks bad enough it could potentially set comic book movies back a lot. It has the worst cliches of comics. I know it’s comics, but the trailer alone is going overdrive with the preening, posing, bright colors, etc. oh, and the villain is a MIDGET WITH A GIANT HEAD. Jesus, Green Lantern will be bad.

    Thor looks to have potential because of the casting, but this Captain America trailer looks right. Correct tone, done with enough seriousness, etc but still like a comic book movie. I’m looking forward to Cap.

    • This Cap America film will wind up being mediocre at best.

      Chris Evans as Cap America = LAZY CASTING.

      Thor might have a chance at being good and I’m sure Green Lantern will be solid as well.

  11. This is just a teaser but they need to get rid of the last clip with Carter shooting the shield, that was just unnecessary and stupid to put in. Other than that I hope there is a better full on Trailer but I still will be seeing this.

  12. Vic, I love this web site!!

    • Thanks, SteveM. 😀


  13. Looking forward to a full length trailer this week!!!

  14. There are 5 parts

  15. Very nice!