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