Marvel’s latest superhero movie Captain America: The First Avenger is out next month, and they’ve just released a brand new trailer to remind us all about it.
Set to be the third Marvel Comics adaptation released in as many months,Captain America: The First Avenger will secure another member of The Avengers into our collective consciousness, setting up the ensemble feature in 2012. With its 1940s period setting, it is likely to strike a slightly different chord than the other Marvel films that have gone before it. Battling against the Nazis recalls classic war pictures and half of the Indiana Jonesseries; good allusions indeed.
Unveiling a slew of new footage, this new look at the movie delves further into the sequence of events that leads to weedy Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) becoming the shield-flinging hero.
The emphasis here is firmly on two things: character and explosions. There are beats for everybody, including Stanley Tucci, Hayley Atwell and Tommy Lee Jones.
The only person we don’t see much of is Hugo Weaving’s villainous Red Skull, who is still being kept mostly under wraps.
There is a feeling that Marvel see this feature as being of significant importance; perhaps more so than May’s Thor. As the film that introduces the leader of The Avengers to the big screen for the very first time (if one has the good judgement to ignore the low-budget 1990 film starring Matt Salinger), Captain America: The First Avenger has the job of establishing a pivotal character who perhaps remains relatively unfamiliar to the masses. It is also burdened with re-establishing Chris Evans as a different Marvel character, following his two appearances as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the Fantastic 4 films.
Frankly, it’s working. The only niggles are an odd rocky soundtrack and a silly-looking mid-swing kiss between Evans and Atwell that recalls Star Wars.
Check out the new trailer below