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):

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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