There are less than three weeks until two major comic book movie events occur. Comic-Con International begins in San Diego on July 21st and one day later, Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters, rounding out the last of the four major comic book blockbusters of the 2011 summer movie season.
While Marvel Studios sadly will not be hosting a Hall H presentation for The Avengers, they will still have a presence at the year's biggest Comic Book convention and there will certainly be news to be had. For now, let's look at the latest news for Captain America and The Avengers in this 4th of July Marvel movie update!
In this round-up of recent Marvel movie news, we get a tidbit of interesting information from the set of The Avengers, new TV spots and a score preview for Captain America and news on Cap's international acceptance.
Before we get to that, and since today many celebrated Independence Day with friends, family and fireworks, here's a fun piece of artwork of Captain America doing what he does best: cooking.
The Avengers Quinjet
Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, went to the set of Joss Whedon's The Avengers a few days ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was joined by Brian Michael Bendis and Matt Fraction, likely as members of the Creative Committee to work on the comic-film connections and bigger Marvel Studios universe.
Screen Rant wasn't part of the press group that went to The Avengers set unfortunately so we'll take what we can from Quesada's latest tweet from June 27th which simply read: "One word... QUINJET!"
We know the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier will be introduced in The Avengers so it's not surprising to also see confirmation that the Quinjet vehicles will be introduced as well. The Quinjet is a fighter jet style air vehicle used by SHIELD and The Avengers. In the comics, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) takes possession of these vehicles, but more interestingly, they were developed by Black Panther's Wakanda Design Group. Setup for Black Panther introduction in the Marvel Studios film universe?
Sources: Joe Quesada, Marvel
Captain America's International Film Title
Captain [insert country name here] isn't always great marketing tool when it comes to foreign markets. So, with a title of Captain America: The First Avenger, there's long been speculation that some international markets would see the Chris Evans starrer release with a different title.
As we now know, this is exactly the case. The Joe Johnston directed flick had two different titles offered to other countries: the full Captain America: The First Avenger or the shortened The First Avenger. Most countries opted to keep the hero's name in the film as he's a recognizable brand name, but Russia, Ukraine and South Korea did not feel the same way. They will be the only three countries using The First Avenger as the film's title.
In other international markets news for Marvel Studios, China and their policy of only allowing 20 foreign films per year, may not screen the film at all, but that decision hasn't been made yet.
Captain America: The First Avenger Score
If you're into the scores behind epic films, then this 13-minute preview of Alan Silvestri's orchestral score for The First Avenger is for you:
Captain America: The First Avenger TV Spots
A pair of new TV spots for Captain America have surfaced online, one that starts out in present times with the finding of a the frozen hero, and the other featuring a mash-up of action sequences.
In other recent Marvel news:
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