Hero Complex now has an officially released, good clean shot of James ‘Bucky’ Barnes (standing right of Cap). He is being played by 27-year-old actor Sebastian Stan. Reminder that there will be a short trailer airing during the Super Bowl! Let us know what you think so far!
Entertainment Weekly revealed one of the first shots of Chris Evans as Captain America. This is one of the highest anticipated comic book adaptation of all time and Marvel is hoping that it will spearhead gigantic momentum leading up to the future Avengers movie. This origins story is set in World War II and presumably will end in the 21st century. EW is teasing us with this partial shot but I am sure his full uniform will be revealed soon. We saw the actual shield at Comic Con and it was pretty stellar. Captain America: The First Avenger is scheduled to open June 25th 2011.
Director Christopher Nolan has been stirring up some DC news of his own with updates on the mega-hit Batman franchise. He announced that the title of this third installment will be The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Bros is pressuring Nolan to follow the 3-D trend but he is resisting (good for him). The only other piece of news Nolan revealed was that the villain WILL NOT be the Riddler. Dark Knight Rises is scheduled to release on June 20th 2012.
Not wanting to miss out on the fun, Director Peter Jackson has some news of his own with the long overdue The Hobbit. After a year of preparation, Director Guillermo del Toro left the movie, halting production. Peter Jackson has returned to build on the LOTRs mythology which only seems right. He announced that Martin Freeman will play Bilbo Baggins. comedic actor Freeman was a fan favorite across the pond and should do a fantastic job. Jackson also announced that The Hobbit will stay in New Zealand. It will also be done in two parts with the first being released December of 2012.
The internet is buzzin this morning with a cover pic of Chris Evans in the Captain America Costume. Just in time for Halloween!
A Film synopsis from EW:
The year is 1942, and Steve Rogers is a scrawny lad who desperately wants to fight Nazis for his country but can’t because he’s been deemed physically unfit. His fate — and his physique — is radically transformed when he signs up for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation that turns wimps into studs using drugs and assorted sci-fi hoo-ha. There’s a love interest (Major Peggy Carter, played Haley Atwell), there’s a sidekick (Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stans), and there’s the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as The Tesseract (comic fans know it better as The Cosmic Cube)
AICN posted some concept art of Chris Evans in his Captain America Costume yesterday.
These images are not official yet.
2 more pics after the jump. Continue reading
“Hitler gave Schmidt an unique uniform with a grotesque red skull mask, and he emerged as the Red Skull. His role was the embodiment of Nazi intimidation, while Hitler could remain the popular leader of Germany. … He was spectacularly successful, wreaking havoc throughout Europe in the early stages of World War II. The propaganda effect was so great that the United States government decided to counter it by creating their own equivalent using the recipient of the lost Project Rebirth, Steve Rogers, Captain America. The two counterparts soon clashed in what would be a series of engagements throughout the war, ending with a final battle that left the Skull buried under the rubble of a bombed building. Because he was immediately exposed to an experimental gas there, he remained in suspended animation for decades. Johann was eventually rescued in modern times by the terrorist organization, HYDRA. The Skull quickly subverted a cell to his own ambitions of world conquest and the death of Captain America. “