Saturday, July 16, 2011
With literally just a week or so to go before its release in theaters, Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures have unleashed yet another theatrical poster for their next superhero flick this summer, Captain America: The First Avenger! First debuting in HitFix then making its way through a post in Slash Film, this new one-sheet, a full figure of Chris Evans as Cap(sans mask) stands tall and proud right smack in the middle, with the rest of the supporting cast behind him (Bucky, Peggy Carter, and the Howling Commandos) and the Red Skull's face covered in shadow and looming just in front of the American flag plastered in the background. Also, Evans can be seen with his mask/ helmet on while riding the Harley-Davidson motorbike to the right most side of the sheet.
Arguably, this poster takes the cake among the new ones I've seen recently. It does follows very much in the style of its predecessors Iron Man and Thor, with the main character square in the center and the rest of the stars pictured in the background. One has to imagine how much of an impact this film will make upon it's release, and with the recently relaunched Captain America #1 comic book by Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven now out in shops this week (and a pretty damn good read too I might add), Cap hype is definitely up in the air. This will all escalate even further with the appearance of The Avengers cast in next week's San Diego Comic-Con, where Evans joins his co-stars to promote what will definitely be the biggest superhero movie of 2012 next to The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises! For more info on the new Cap poster, visit the source posts at HitFix and Slash Film!
Captain America: The First Avengers arrives in theaters this July 22!