Finally, a (much needed) Captain America movie update from the San Diego Comicon!

Recently, I have been starting to wonder whether it is maybe, just maybe possible that the future Captain America movie from Marvel is being passed-by in the buzz department, or lost in the shuffle (so to speak) by Marvel in their efforts to promote the heck out of all of their other sundry comic-based projects; I understand that Iron Man 2 is a buzz factory all on its lonesome so it cannot help but get a lot of (deserved) attention, and I also understand that other films in production such as Thor - which probably will need all of the buzz it can get early on - are being helped along by Marvel Entertainment's promotion department (and good for them since they have actually had casting news to announce recently), it just really felt like Cap fans were being starved for any relevant info or scoops on the upcoming movie project. Being a rational, level-headed comicbook fan I am quite aware that it will be quite some time before we are privy to anything resembling an official movie trailer for a new Captain America movie, but I am looking beyond any desire for a Captain America movie trailer, I am simply referring to what has felt like a serious lack of Captaih America movie news (or even any heavily substantiated rumours!) regarding the Captain america movie 2011 cast. Of course, the studio and the director have to be actively working on the project before we can be told any news of the possible cast for the Cap movie. Well it looks like the annual late July comicbook and movie (heck, really I should just use the word 'entertainment') Mecca that is the San Diego Comicon has addressed practically all of those concerns for me and other fans.

Over the weekend, Kevin Feige of Marvel Entertainment was on a Marvel movie panel to answer questions from both attendees and the Media that was in attendance. He tried his best to clear up some of the questions surrounding the First Avenger: Captain America. Regarding how they hope to develope the character of Cap's alter-ego, Steve Rogers:

"Captain America is really the story of Steve Rogers, like Peter Parker, like Bruce Banner, like Tony Stark. By the way, Tony Stark is about as jingoistic a guy there is. He’s always talking about America, what’s right for America, making weapons to go to war with the rest of the world with and [Iron Man] did extremely well overseas because his story was engaging. This movie is Steve Rogers’ origin story, and I think it is our burden to make Steve Rogers as appealing as any of our other characters ... he’s not just the perfect boy scout who follows order every time. He has ideals he wants to live up to." (courtesy of Hollywood.com)


About how the World war II storyline will be approached and whether or not other familiar supporting characters from the comic or other period Marvel characters such as the Invaders will make the transition to the screen:

“Also, setting it in World War II — the Marvel version of World War II — I think is gonna open it up in another big way ... What’s funny is it will actually end up being, I think, our most diverse and our most international film, in terms of the content of the movies itself. It takes place overseas much more than any of our other films do. In terms of the cast, there’s a group that Steve works with that will have an opportunity for many more international actors than any of our other films. We are gonna explore those aspects of World War II that made Cap special: the Super Soldier program, Red Skull, Hydra, all of those things that exist in the Marvel version of it. As you know if you read the comic books, the origin of Captain America is really the origin of the Marvel universe ... it’s about that time in history when the idea of the superhero began to emerge.” Again, courtesy of Hollywood.com)


Well this is definitely something interesting to hear: before this, I have to admit that I never really gave much thought to any potential for an appearance by characters such as the original Invaders supergroup. That could be a really neat thing to fit into the movie. What Feige also covered was the lack of casting announcements so far; He suggested that there would be no casting news until after the movie's director Joe Johnston joins the production full-time this October. After then we can expect to see things start to move. The writing team is supposedly about halfway through the script and the movie itself is expected to start production by June of next year (2010). I know that it sounds like a long ways away, but before you know it, internet fanboys everywhere will be heralding the beginning of filming and trying to find leaked pictures from the film sets...

Captain America Posters: The Sentinel of Liberty on display.

The aim of this site is to help keep Captain America fans informed about the status of the upcoming Captain America movie, The First Avenger: Captain America. The reality is that I am just a Cap fan helping to put information out there for other Cap fans. As a fan of comic book-based movies in general, one of the things I get a kick out of are comic book movie posters and movie trailers in general, and fan-made movie posters and movie trailers in particular. To be honest, I have not yet seen any fan trailers that really piqued my interest but I have seen a few fan-made Captain America movie posters that I think are actually quite well done. I have collected here a few poster images from past Captain America movie efforts, as well as what I consider to be two of the better fan-made posters around (other than the one already on display in the upper-right hand corner of this site's home page) to share with you (along with a couple of odds and ends) - hopefully for your enjoyment, lol.



1940's Captain America Movie Serials


These two posters are lobby-card style promo sheets for the earliest Captain America movie efforts from the 1940's. If you want to see the original trailer for the early serial, you can find it on my website by visiting the early Captain America trailer page.



Captain America movie (1990-1992)


This is the official theatrical poster for the last Captain America feature film effort. Although it was advertised on the poster as a Spring 1990 release, various production delays saw the movie held back from release until 1992, at which point it only saw a limited theatrical release in some US markets and in Europe. The film was eventually released onto the video market and to cable television in the Fall of 1992.


The First Avenger: Captain America (fan-made poster)



This is probably my favourite of the fan-made movie posters; I am not sure if the image is a reworking of some other movie poster, such as Saving Private Ryan, or other war film, but it is very stark and effective in its design.


The First Avenger: Captain America (fan-made poster)



This is the other fan poster that I think really works well; it reminds me of a recent cover to the current Captain America comic series. Simple, yet effective.


Anti-drug Awareness poster (1989)


This is an anti-drugs program awareness poster released in conjunction with the FBI back in 1989. Very standard, it's nothing too exciting to be sure, but I just included it here more for it's retro-kitsch value.


Message/Moral poster



This one is intriguing to me because I first assumed that it was more or less mocking the concept behind Captain America standing up for the rights and liberties of the individual in society, but after further thought I realized that I am not sure if it is mocking or actually giving props to someone shown to be standing up for these principles. Either way I thought it was worth including it here with these other Captain America posters for your own evaluation.

Captain America T Shirts: A look at Cap on cloth.

The primary goal of this here lil' website is to keep comic book fans informed of any progress or developments in the upcoming Captain America movie from Marvel Entertainment. However, that does not mean that I am only allowed to obsess on the future movie and nothing else; one such example of me veering away from the movie and looking at something else is the subject of this here post. I would like to share with you some interesting results from my trip around the interweb which I undertook because I was curious to see what different pieces of Captain America-related clothing were out there.

Of course most of what I found out there were short sleeved Captain America t shirts, but not quite everything. (of course it is the middle of Summer, so that is to be expected, I suppose) So without further ado I present to you a collection of images I like to call: Captain America on cloth...

1. Captain America Flag t shirt (traditional)



This is an example of a more traditional Cap shirt; it displays the front flag image from Captain America's costume in the four-color style found in the comic medium.


2. Captain America flag t shirt (modern)



This shirt sports a more realistic or modern-looking depiction of the fron t of the costume, with darker colors and also includes faux muscular details in the design.


3. Captain america's shield t shirt



With this shirt we have a good example of the shield image that has been a popular logo choice at various times in the past and even now.


4. Captain America for President t shirt


This one is interesting. I assume that the idea behind this shirt was to cash in on the buzz that was present during the last US Election, however I get a kick out of this shirt more because it is using an image of Cap from the 1980's John Byrne run on Captain America, which many fans of the book consider to be a modern highpoint of the series.


5. Civil War-themed shirt



As any recent readers of Marvel comics would know, the events depicted in Marvel's Civil War series were the catalyst behind the recent death of the Steve Rogers/Captain America. this shirt is effective in highlighting Cap above all of the other characters depicted with the selective use of color.


6. retro image Captain America long sleeve shirt





See, I told you that not all of the shirts I found were short sleeve t shirts. This one is cool in that it sports a very retro image of Captain America probably hearkening back to the 1960's era character. The grey sweat-shirt look of the shirt also gives it a bit of a retro feel, too.

As you can see, there are plenty of Captain America shirts to choose from when the big day comes and you find yourself trying to choose something special to wear to that first day screening of The First Avenger: Captain America, in 2011...

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I have had a few people asking  me where thwey can go to buy the shirts seen in this post; At thbis time, I am recommending people check out online retailers like superherostuff.com to find a decent selection of Captain America shirts.  Happy hunting!