[Update: We’ve received official word that the full Captain America trailer will premiere on Thursday – in the meantime, we’ll be updating this story with a series of teaser clips Marvel intends to release leading up to the trailer debut. Scroll down to the bottom for the first clip in the series.]

We’ve seen plenty of interesting footage including two full trailers for Marvel Studios’ summer kick-off, Thor, but it hasn’t been the same story for that film’s counterpart. Outside of a few sets of images, the Captain America: The First Avenger Super Bowl TV Spot has been the only real glimpse of the movie we’ve gotten.

Ever since then – and now knowing what the film’s hero and villain (The Red Skull) look like in full costume – we’ve been waiting patiently for the first Captain America full theatrical trailer. That day has finally come, as we get a first full look our most anticipated movie of 2011.

The first full Captain America trailer has plenty to offer, such as an expanded look into the origins of Steve Rogers before he became the symbol of hope and freedom for America during WWII, and a deeper look into character and transformation of Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) into the villainous Red Skull .

While Evans is headlining the pic, the adaptation from page to screen is brought to life and fleshed out by its powerful supporting cast, who will be featured in this trailer.

NOTE: We’ll have the full trailer when it debuts, but in the meantime check out this preview of the preview, courtesy of Entertainment Tonight:

Update: As mentioned, Marvel is set to release a series of five second snippets – leading up to the debut of the full Captain America: The First Avenger trailer on Thursday. Check out the first and second clips below – which feature pre-super-soldier serum Steve Rogers:

BONUS: Check out this new image of Chris Evans as Cap!

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Captain America First Avenger Chris Evans 570x865 Captain America: The First Avenger Trailer (Preview) [Updated]


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, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Derek Luke as Gabe Jones.

Now that both Thor and Captain America are showing what they have to offer, along with Green Lantern and X-Men: First Class, which comic book movie do you predict will steal the summer of 2011?

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

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