After we got a brief look at the costume on the Entertainment Weekly cover today, we’re lucky enough to be able to see even more photos from Captain America: The First Avenger, these featuring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, and perhaps even a look at Hugo Weaving as villain Red Skull and the Hydra Submarine. Sadly only one of them features our hero in his suit, but you do get a better look at it than what was shown in the magazine cover. And another also has him shirtless, which is a great thing. They come from ComicBookMovie (via FirstShowing), and you can see my favorites below, with the rest over at those links.
Despite Joe Johnston not exactly being the most promising choice for director, with his last film The Wolfman being a disaster and another credit of his being the ok-but-not-great Jurassic Park III, I’m still pretty excited to see what Captain America will be bringing us. Mostly due to the fact that I’m curious to see what a World War II superhero movie will both look and feel like, and also due to the fact that Chris Evans is finally getting to play an exciting superhero, something that wasn’t seen in the Fantastic Four series, despite his strong efforts. Without those things though, there would still be reason to get excited as it has Hugo Weaving as the villain. I don’t know how somebody could willingly pass up the opportunity to see something sure to be that entertaining when the movie opens on July 22nd, 2011.
Plot: 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).
What do you think of these pictures, and are you excited for Captain America?