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style="color: rgb(153, 204, 0);">This Captain America figure
from the Hasbro booth at Comic Con gives you a good idea of what the
outfit looks like.
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came up with the announcement trailer for
America: The First Avenger
played at the end of Comic Con this year should get a big fat raise.
structured, the teaser created anticipation, truly teased
and then paid off with a quick, spectacular shot. Too bad it
quick, spectacular shot of a Captain America costume that looked a
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with a camera panning across the scratched yet shiny surface of Cap’s
Playing against the shield was footage from WWII, while FDR
on the soundtrack, talking about Pearl Harbor and the challenge
In many ways the shield itself would have been a great teaser,
then it cut to a shot of the silhouette of Captain America, standing
in what looked like a warehouse. The crowd went nuts. And then another
this time of Cap in an action pose, flinging the shield right at
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But that costume… Part of the problem was the silhouette. Without
or ears, Cap’s head looked like a musketball. But there was
harder to pin down that felt off about the rest of the get-up.
people compared it to a Halloween costume, and it did have a
padded feel to it, like it was stuffed full of cotton to give it
depth. Seeing Chris Evans on stage for the panel, majorly bulked
it was obvious that no padding would be needed.
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shown allayed some of my concerns. Cap was nowhere to be seen, but
Red Skull – pre-skulling – was up to his villainous ways, smashing
an ancient crypt to get his hands on a Cosmic Cube. Hugo Weaving
the Comic Con crowd that he partially based his accent in the film
Werner Herzog, and that was easy to hear. The scene we saw was
and as Russ Fischer from Slashfilm noted it had a
If you were hoping for a
America - a la the opening issue of The Ultimates
you might be disappointed, as the movie looks to be going right into
Nazi territory. The kind of two-fisted WWII adventure tales that I
grew up with, so it gets me pretty damn excited.
You have to give it to Marvel -
America has been filming for just over a week
they managed to bring the director, the lead and the villain from
to San Diego and to have a completed scene in tow. This is a
that the folks behind
Lantern should have known – you must get
special together for Comic Con. The
America teaser and footage was something special.