New ‘Captain America’ TV Spots & ‘Green Lantern’ Power Ring Featurette

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

Captain America TV spots and Green Lantern featurette New Captain America TV Spots & Green Lantern Power Ring Featurette

Marvel superheroes are all the rage this summer, with the patriotic Captain America: The First Avenger due to round out the party in July. However, DC will leave its mark as well by releasing Green Lantern this month, a project that pulled an about-face two months ago with the release of its WonderCon trailer – and has been earning healthy amounts of positive buzz ever since.

The first pair of television spots for Captain America have been released (with many more undoubtedly to come), along with a Green Lantern featurette that offers some basic information about the function and design of the Lantern’s power rings and batteries.

Not a whole lot in the way of battle footage or action-packed material has been revealed so far from Captain America, which looks to feature some pivotal sequences and plot elements that directly set the stage for next year’s The Avengers. Director Joe Johnston has handled a period-set adventure tale in an exciting and fun manner before (see: The Rocketeer), so hopefully that means Marvel simply has yet to reveal The First Avenger at his best.

Those hoping for a better look at Hugo Weaving as Red Skull in motion will have to be satisfied with the recently-released collection of character posters for now, since the small sections of new Captain America footage included in the latest TV spots aren’t focused on him. However, there are some brief but stylish new bits of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in action – and getting some action, courtesy of Pvt. Lorraine (Natalie Dormer).

Check out the new Captain America TV spots (via below:

Green Lantern

In comparison to Captain America, we’ve gotten an excellent look at what Green Lantern has to offer at this point, in terms of its 3D visual effects and overall darkly epic spectacle. The trailers and TV spots unveiled so far have also been pretty effective at both teasing director Martin Campbell’s comic book adaptation and introducing the concepts of the Lantern mythology to newcomers.

That trend continues with this new Green Lantern featurette, which focuses specifically on explaining the basic schematics of how the Lantern’s ring works – and how Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) begins to embrace his new identity as a defender of Earth over the course of the film. Plus, there are some brief new bits of Jordan sparring with Sinestro (Mark Strong) – and literally giving Kilowog (voice of Michael Clarke Duncan) the slam down – that longtime Lantern fans should get a kick out of.

Watch that Green Lantern featurette (via Facebook) below:

Green Lantern arrives in 2D and 3D theaters this month on June 17th.

Captain America: The First Avenger will also be unleashed in 2D and 3D next month on July 22nd.

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  1. Finally some new stuff from Cap. And it looks pretty good.

  2. The trailers for C.A. look good so far, but I hope Cap doesn’t wear that mouth-agape/dumbfounded look through most of the movie. In most of the scenes of the trailers after the transformation (not the ones in full gear) he looks bewildered. Pre-transformation he seems quite confident. Of course, I guess that’s the problem with trying to understand a movie via clips.

    • It must take a lot on the mind to go from a confident scrawny man to a full fledge super solidier; which, for me, would explain the look. Along with the news that you are to lead a new kind of solidier.

      • good point. and not just the soldier, but be the poster boy for America itself. You go from nobody but you believing in you, to the whole country resting on your shoulders militarily speaking.

  3. Both of these movies look to be just perfect!

    • Couldn’t agree more

  4. The 2 best CBM’s this summer right there 😉

  5. Looking forward to both – no matter what each has to offer.

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  8. the mask……still. /shakes head

    • IMO the mask looks just fine, even if he wore the glasses with the fake nose and mustache it wouldn’t affect the overall quality of the film.

      • Except, that if he wore glasses with the fake nose it WOULD affect the overall quality of the film. It would kind of change the entire mood of those scenes, no?

        And IA with Mongoose… the mask is distracting. In a bad way.

        • I don’t see how it is distracting….oh look a ball.

  9. I’m a HUGE Captain America & Green Lantern fan & have been collecting their comics for years.I only hope the.movies will do them justice on the BIG screen JUST like THOR did

  10. The naysayers will naysay not matter what. If the mask was perfect there would be other things to nitpick. Wait for the film on the big-screen, and we will see what everyone says then.

    • u notice Sinestro made a Captain American Shield in the Green Lantern featurette 😛

  11. no* My apologies.

  12. its funny u guys never mention that Sinestro made a Captain American Shield in the Green Lantern featurette.

    DC taking shots at Marvel.

    • mace…

      You might want to watch again…There’s no star (nor any stripes) on Sinestro’s shield. It is simply a normal, round shield (such a shape was actually quite common and provided easily positionable protective coverage for the wielder). Captain America had nothing to do with the shield’s design; logic did.

      The reason no one’s commented about (except me, now) is just because there is NOTHING about which to comment.

      • Funny. I thought I saw one stripe and a star then of course he threw it in a very capt fashion. Oh well guess I’ll just have to see it again lol

  13. The Captain America TV Spots are great, I hope Captain America and Green Lantern do comic book fans Peking to end the summer now that Thor and X-Men First Class are critical and financial success.

    • The Captain America TV Spots are great, I hope Captain America and Green Lantern do comic book fans proud to end the summer now that Thor and X-Men First Class are critical and financial success.

      Sorry I had to redo it again after some spelling mistakes.

  14. Although I think First Class will be the movie to beat as far as having all the components of a good movie regardless of genre, I do have high hopes for GL and Cap. I just hope Cap does well internationally.

    • Oh, trust me… Cap WILL do well internationally (speaking as someone from South Africa: the hype about this movie is huge here.)

      I just don’t get why the movie will be called “The Fist Avenger” in some countries… are they going to blur the shield, costume and flag as well? And every time they say “Captain America” they will probably bleep the “America” part.

      It’s stupid… why do it? Everyone knows who the “First Avenger” is! What’s the point of removing the “Captain America” part if the whole movie is about Cap?

      And @Marc Glave: I doubt X-men: First Class is the movie to beat this year. It’s not really that good IMO. Cap will be much better, Thor was a little bit better (maybe the same) and Green Lantern? well… I thought it would be good, but after watching the above footage… the special effects look absolutely terrible.

      • At least Captain America IS the first Avenger. If it was left to Fox Studios they’d probably make Daredevil the first Avenger.

  15. Green Lantern’s special effects look awful! The first full trailer deceived us all! – On that trailer it looked pretty cool, but from the footage in this featurette: it looks fake and stupid.

    Cap’s TV-spots looked awesome… even though their wasn’t much new footage :(

    • Don’t know what GL footage you were watching, the CGI is prime. But I agree that Cap looks great.

  16. as i long time movie and comic fan who used to love buck rodgers films with Buster Crabe I am going to go just to see my comics as movies I am not so jaded by the movies and games not to appreciate the joy these movies will bring us all, cgi or no watching tThor made me feeling like a kid again, that’s what I hope to get from all of these films.

  17. who is that in the end of the second cap trailer, the one who kissed captain america

    • I don’t know, but if you think that’d be awkward for Peggy Carter, wait until Cap starts kissing his daughter Sharon. Heh.

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