Full Captain America Trailer Arrives Early

Published 4 years ago by , Updated October 5th, 2011 at 5:22 pm,

Full Captain America Trailer Full Captain America Trailer Arrives Early

While Marvel movie fans everywhere expected their patience to be rewarded on Tuesday with the long-awaited unveiling of the first full trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger, it did not happen and instead we were treated to several very short Captain America teaser videos.

The trailer was now set to release Thursday (tomorrow) but someone’s jumped the gun and it’s hit the net just now. We’re not complaining.

The Captain America trailer focuses on the experiences of Steve Rogers leading up to the transformation that redefined his life and let him become the solider he always wished to be, mixed with Tommy Lee Jones’ Col. Chester Phillips character explaining how one man can make a difference.

The trailer also includes a scene with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) talking to the weaker and small Steve Rogers, and it gives us a better introduction to Stanley Tucci’s Dr. Abraham Erskine and his reasoning behind selecting Steve Rogers to become America’s super soldier.

Watch and enjoy:

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.

While this first fleshed out look into Captain America: The First Avenger does offer new footage, they’ve made the right decision in holding back the action and villains for the next trailer. Think of this is as the teaser to get audiences invested in the little guy that could, so to speak.

We all know how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America and why, but before I make up my mind on the movie, I need insight into how the story plays out on his journey as the hero, combating The Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) and his evil Hydra forces. By far the most impressive aspect of the film thus far is how they made Chris Evans look so scrawny as the defenceless Steve Rogers, and I’m pleased that they chose this as the focal point for the first trailer.

The one part of the film I’m growing somewhat weary about is the over-the-top designs of the Hydra army and technology, even though that’s an important part of the backstory. I’m not going to put this aspect of the film down yet, but seeing the heavy focus on the space-age bikes/planes, flame thrower-wielding armored soldiers and the blue-glowing guns pulls me out of believing this is taking place in the 1940s. If there’s an appropriate balance of this in the film, it won’t be a concern. So for now, let’s just focus on the Shield Throw and Howling Commandos!

Now that we’ve actually watched the full trailers for both Thor and Captain America, how do they compare to Green Lantern and X-Men: First Class?

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

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  1. For a moment I thought I was back at SHH reading these insanely polar comments of insults and anal retention. Anyway to Daniel f. the reason Cap busts through the door guns blazing, and not tactically like in Call of Dury, is because he is

    • CAPTAIN AMERICA, a SUPERHERO. I can’t think of one that doesn’t do that. You really want to nitpick at the battle tactics of a near invincible super soldier? You must really have disdain for superheroes, because being super really doesn’t translate to fighting the way normal people do. Anyway the trailer looks great!

      • A bullet through the head would still kill him. Just like being on a battlefield with a shield that has a target on it, or wearing a brightly coloured costume in a warzone.
        The concept is silly.
        He is a super soldier, he has enhancements, but he is not immortal. He doesnt have any real powers in the same way Spiderman or Superman do, so he’s less of a ‘super’hero. More like just a Hero.

        • Hence my statement, “near invincible”. Also, he does have real powers: enhanced speed, strength, healing, senses, his battle ready, Stark modified suit. Sure the concept might be silly, but Captain America is a superhero, and should be regarded as such. Just like Spiderman comes swinging into action, Cap barges in guns blazing, shield wielded and ready to do battle. I think that that is actually an advantage, to stun the enemy with suprise. Also, The Punisher puts the skull on his chest to basically draw fire from his vital areas to his heavily armored chest, Caps shield and shield work the same way, draw fire away from his normal human counterparts and focus on him, the hardened superhero he is.

          • Cap’s suit and sheild sorry.

            • You do know that he was shot after Civil War? And died?

              • The shots didn’t kill him, Doctor faustus delovered the deadly blow.

                • A bullet to the brain would still kill him, bullets won’t just bounce of his suit, it may have been designed by Stark but it isnt bulletproof.
                  I’m sorry but the logic is sound, he is still a human being.

                  • That´s why he wears a helmet.

                    • A helmet with eyeholes, a sniper could easily take him out.

                  • It’s really not. Spiderman, which you mentioned earlier, would die if shot, so would cyclops or any number of superheroes. You classify them as super but not cap, that’s not sound. You really think a super soldier designed to destroy nazis wouldn’t have a suit that is somewhat durable to battlefield stress, not specifically be 100% bulletproof but battle ready, I think not. Your logic isn’t sound, a man designed for war would be equipped with the tech to make him even more super.

                    • Also, a man that does battle with the ironman armor as well as Cap did in civil war, is more than just a man.

                    • Sam’s logic is quite sound. Cap can be killed by a bullet or fire or whatever else would kill a “normal” human. The difference is that he is LESS LIKELY to die from such things because he possesses much more endurance and heals much more quickly. He’s harder to kill but still very killable. Fortunately for Cap, he has those enhanced, faster reflexes, allowing him to whip that shield around to block/deflect bullets or punches or schrapnel or, even more dramatically, to leap out of harm’s way. Bind him in place, limiting his movement, or surprise him (granted, usually difficult to do, especially in a combat situation), and you can drop him like a used tissue.

  2. trying to compare captain america to TDRK is like trying to compare saving provate ryan and full metal jacket. both effin awesome movies but both are on completely different sides of the entertainment spectrum

  3. I think what makes the original line-up of The Avengers so great is their diversity. Each character has such a uniquely different background.

    Hulk= the beast in all of us, released.
    Cap’n= a man out of time
    Thor= a god out of place
    Iron=alcoholic egomaniac meets cutting edge technology

    alot of teams have some characters that sort of fill the same role. like when havok and dazzler were on x-men together, both are sarcastic and shoot beams. or like having wolvy and sabretooth side by side, both are animal-like and claws.

    Avengers got all bases covered. It’s too bad about hank and janet, although I can understand why they were omitted cinematically for the first Avengers. With hawkeye coming there’s a lot to absorb for the layman.

    I’m looking forward to seeing Captain America footage of him in the present and how the 21st century costume will look.

  4. I was excited about this movie at first but now I’m not too sure. I will definitely go see it but the trailer was just OK, looks way better than Green Latern though.

  5. Anyone see the Cap’n America bit on Conan? very funny.

    • Hilarious. I remember watching that show pretty religiously, the same way I watched any live action superhero adaptation. Kids today don’t know how good they have it.

      • Or we dont realize how much we put up with by watching cheesy, badly edited and produced super hero shows during the 70’s and 80’s.

        • At the time though they were amazing.

          • I liked them at the time. We were a lot more charitable towards them thats for sure. It was just a scene with CA throwing his shield like in the comics. It didn’t have to be perfect.

  6. IM…PSYCHED!…i like the mood Johnston has created, ala-Rocketeer style. Ive seen enough. Im just going in there to watch a good ol popcorn flick. Screw the fanboys… i like it!

  7. Wow, I really enjoyed this trailer. Rob I have to agree with your synopsis of the trailer and what was done well, but as far as look and gadgetry of HYDRA I have to disagree. While the film takes place in the 40’s, we have to remember that one of the biggest reasons HYDRA was so dangerous is the fact that their technology was so advanced. It didn’t look advanced enough to me that I would say it’s unbelievable given the time period and source material. I think it was pretty spot on actually. Not as advanced as tech you would see now, but it has to make the people living in those times feel astounded. That’s just me. Great article as always!

  8. Yea I agree. HYDRA’s technology isn’t out of place. And there wasn’t an abundance of it either. Just a few HYDRA soldiers with flame throwers (unique design) and some motorcycles. All of which was available during WWII. I think this movie is going to be great and I will definitely watch it. Just as previous posters have commented, I can’t wait until Weaving has a speaking part in the next trailer. Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, and Chris Evans (not nearly as versatile as an actor as the previous two, but still did great in Sunshine…which shows he has some acting chops.)

  9. Overall this movie looks far better than Green Lantern. This and Thor have the opportunity to be awesome!

  10. Did anyone catch what he said around the 1:12 mark? It sounded like he said “Now Mr. Stark.” Maybe setting the stage for some character development for the Avengers movie? That would be a nice touch considering Tony and Cap dont care for each other that much. The fact that his father helped make him (Captain America) would be a nice touch. Of course, I am not sure if thats how the story is in the comics originally, so I may be latching onto something that everyone else already knows. Just saying.

    • Victorious

      I think I heard the same thing but it’s not Tony Starks, it would be his father I assume.

      • Yea, thats what I was saying. It would have to be his father.

    • “Now Mr. Stark” refers to Howard Stark (Tony’s father) who is clearly seen a few times in the trailer.

      • Thanks. Sort of knew that. Just making an observation for those who may have missed it.

        • I thought that was clear to everyone since Iron Man 2?

  11. The trailor makes it look like a reasonably competent, well-done superhero movie. No surprises.

    I think Thor and Captain America have a good chance of being mediocre, but servicable superhero movies that work to rake in some money and build some buzz towards the Avengers 2012. Nothing groundbreaking here.

    However, I could see the 40’s setting and CA character kind of working within that framework. Simple, straightforward, and earnest. And I think Chris Evans is the best guy to do it. Thor I am not sold on.

    X-men: First Class will be the dark horse of Superhero movies this year.

    But this is all “spring training” speculation. Should be interesting.

  12. I still don’t know, I mean, are we all forgetting that this is chris evans. Johnny storm, the guy from the not so impressive f4. It might be worth a look, but I’m not expecting anything, superb. I am however looking forward to thor. It’s not that I don’t think chris evans is a good actor, I really enjoyed push. It’s jus I don’t know if he can really pull this off. To be a noble hero, not jus some hollywood puppet, we’ll see.

    • chris evans is an awsome actor if you wrent ignorant and checked out his dramatic work youd know this. and dont go by sunshine that was ok. watch the movie London with chris evans jessica biel and jason statham. hes actually a very talented actor i would just completely forget about ff4

      • I think Chris Evans is a great choice for Cap. But why do people knock his part in FF? He elevated that roll and did the best anyone could with the script. I was sold on him in Another Teen Movie. Basically, he can deliver a comedic line in about the best way possible. That takes some skill and understanding.

  13. I’m glad it seems like a Captain America movie and not a pre-Avengers movie like IM2.

  14. I thought the trailer looked very good. I’m not getting TDKR references or all the crap given to Daniel for his opinion; how many people think Citizen Cane is the greatest movie of all time? No, you don’t think so? Then many film experts would say you are not very informed (And I would be among you because I though the movie was boring).

    • No, it isn´t. It´s the same trailer with someone putting different music over it.

  15. Never cared for Captain America in the past, didn’t see any shows, cartoons or read comics. I was always pro X-Men, Spiderman and Batman. But seeing this trailer has peeked my interest. I did not know much of the origin of Captain America but this film clearly depicts how he became a hero. Looking forward to it.

    • check out the ultimates(ultimate avengers comic series) its a perfect example of how badass cap is even the xmen are scared of him. everyone in the marvel universe craps their pants when CAP comes out fightin

  16. I looked at this again and it still looks good to me. When he throws the shield, I just got a big smile on my face.

  17. I’m betting Captain America will be the best out of Thor and the Green Lantern. Thor and Hal both look to predictable and boring, its going to be the fans and the big budget that save them from being a flop.

    Captain America 4 stars (fingers crossed)

    Thor 3 stars

    Green Lantern 2 1/2 to 3 stars

  18. This movie looks awesome. Enough said.

  19. The reason why Captain America’s costume is so bright is three-fold. Also excuse any grammar mistakes im in a hurry.
    1) He was the first and only successful super-solider. I believe that to be Hienz Kruger the assassin who kills Dr Erskine at 1:43. Thus there is no way to re-create him and the gov’t being scared to lose him and possible morale force him into a USO performer.

    2) His costume is also a flag to help build morale on the battlefield. Along the lines of seeing Mel Gibson running with the flag in the Patriot.

    3) Finally he wears the costume to specifically draw fire to his person instead of the soldier fighting beside him. In essence he is a target.

    P.S. At 0:22 during Tommy Lee Jones speech to the soliders lined up, did u see the one black soldier? Isiaah Bradely perhaps?

    • no thats sam wilson (falcon) its already been confirmed on super hero hype

      • I don’t understand why they would have Wilson 60 years early. The Falcon fought with Captain America in the present, AFTER his defrosting. Are you sure SHH confirmed that and isn’t just speculating? Isaiah Bradley would make much more sense…

    • They manage to recreate the Super Soldier formula pretty well when they give it to Emil Blonsky in The Incredible Hulk, although I suppose they have had over 60 years to find a way to replicate it.

  20. I can’t watch Tommy Lee Jones give any kind of speech without hearing “What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area. Checkpoints go up at fifteen miles. Your fugitive’s name is Dr. Richard Kimble”

    • Haha me too. Everytime I watch a movie with him cast, I always remember the scene, “I don’t care” when he’s in th drain. His best role.

  21. holy shizz trailer was sick

  22. I LOVE this trailer, and I was really a bit scared about how I would finally see my favorite hero on the screen. One issue – does the audio seem like it’s out of phase? I’m only hearing voices on the right side, and music on the left and neither is very crystal clear. Clearly not done on purpose, but am I the only one noticing this?

  23. it looks like Indiana Jones meets Iron Man!

  24. I say the technology looks fine, if you take it in context with the fictional universe. Sure, we could say that Iron Man is unrealistic for taking place in present day because we don’t have that level of technology yet, but in the MARVEL Universe, they have that level of technology. So the 1940’s US military having access to advanced technology beyond the level that they had in reality is perfectly fine, because in the MARVEL Universe they have slightly more advanced technology. Why do you think they have HOWARD STARK in this movie? He practically invented every advanced technology in the Marvel Universe aside from a few other brilliant scientists. So back off will ya?

  25. Yeah, it’s not bad I suppose just nothing overwhelming, it does look like it’ll be better than Green Lantern though.

    The whole skinny CGI physique looks even more weirder than in the teaser. I appreciate that they’re trying to emphasise the super soldier effect I just think doing it this way was unecessary.

    The hydra, their technology all looks fine and more fitting with the times, and there does seem like they’ll be a suitable amount of action. It just doesn’t look like it’ll be anything be amazing but we’ll wait and see.

    Overall having now had a proper look at al high profile comic book, Thor is the one that I look most forward to seeing.

    • The look of Steve pre-serum follows the comics.

  26. Incredible, I can’t belive this… my god .. … Captain America

  27. i can not wait to see his presentday costum it’s going to be sweet

  28. Wow after seeing this i have to eat my words about it. Only gripe i have is about the shield i thought he didnt get the round one til present day.