CAPTAIN AMERICA SET PHOTOS

The most recent photos from the Captain America set come our way courtesy of WENN. They show a crowd gathered around Trafalgar Square in London, to celebrate VE Day, which marked the official surrender of Germany and the Nazi’s Third Reich to Allied Forces.

Check out a few of the photos from the set below:

There is still a very small continuity question that I have about The First Avenger, that these photos only further raise.  Maybe our audience of savvy readers can help:

Obviously The First Avenger is an origin film about Captain America being transformed from a wimpy kid with a heart of pure patriotism, into the star-spangled Avenger we know and love him as. We also know that the movie must end with Cap being locked in suspended animation, until he is thawed in this modern day and age and becomes the leader of The Avengers.

Now, anybody who knows their Captain America lore also knows that Cap didn’t just become a super soldier, fight one battle against the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) and end up in a block of ice after one that one battle. The actual history of Cap’s exploits during WWII is extensive – extensive enough for more than one movie if you think about it. So how will they handle the origin, exploits and ultimate fate of Captain America in The First Avenger? I see three possible scenarios:

  1. The First Avenger will reduce a lot of Cap’s WWII exploits into some kind of battle montage, ending with his final battle against the Skull.
  2. The film will cover Cap’s initial origin and initial outings as a superhero, and we’ll see the time-spanning montage at the end, leading up to WWII being won (hence the photos above) and Cap being frozen in suspended animation in a last fateful battle.
  3. An incredibly lame scenario: Cap becomes a superhero, immediately goes to battle against the Skull, saves the day, but is also locked in suspended animation while doing so. Narratively speaking, for an origin movie, it makes the most sense – however, it would basically mean that The Avengers are getting a “super soldier” who has only been on one real mission. Not quite the experienced leader you would hope to have for a super team.

Alright, hopefully one of you savvy readers will be able to answer this for me (and please don’t beat me up too hard if I simply missed out on the explanation). Other than that, how did you like seeing photos of a Captain America movie from the English perspective? (Head over to WENN for the rest of the gallery.)

Captain America: The First Avenger will be in theaters (3D and 2D) on July 22, 2011.

The Avengers will be in theaters (3D and 2D) on May 4, 2012.

Sources: Wenn via Coming Soon & The Sunday Herald-Sun via Moviehole

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