Captain America: The First Avenger
Since 1941 Captain America has stood out as an American patriotic hero, in shiny red boots (not entirely different from those of Dora’s apprentice).
For the majority of his fictional life Captain America’s secret identity has been Steve Rogers. Got the hand it to Steve a less man would have hung up his boots long before now, but that’s not how Steve rolls. Steve fights for justice and he’s fought his way onto cinema screens and in 3D no less.
Chris Evans will be playing Steve, and has bulked up (a lot) to make sure he does the part justice. In fact CGI is being used to take muscle away from Evans for the scenes before he becomes Captain America. Encase you’re not a fan of the comics, don’t worry Steve doesn’t get his powers from a radioactive spider, kryptonite or an obscene amount of money, no he volunteers to become a super soldier.
The movie also stars Hugo Weaving, Samuel L Jackson, Dominic Cooper and Sebastian Stan. The funniest casting of the film will have to me Stan has Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s teenage sidekick. I got a feeling some alterations to the character may have to be made as Sebastian Stan is almost thirty, and is only two years younger than Chris Evans.
The movie is paving the way for the Avengers movie, which will be directed by Joss Whedon, who is one of my all time favourite directors. Avengers will take characters from other Marvel movies, like Iron Man, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk and unite them as the Avengers, just like in the comic books.
Captain America is scheduled to be released on the 22nd of July 2011, The Avengers will come out the 4th of May the following year and will also be in 3D.