‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Review

In a summer crowded with superhero blockbusters, Captain America: The First Avenger ranks just below X-Men: First Class, and far ahead of Green Lantern and fellow Avengers lead-in Thor. It never quite reaches the highs of First Class or 2008′s Iron Man, but thanks largely to Joe Johnston‘s direction and Chris Evans‘ performance, it is a genuinely enjoyable film that gets right so much of what Thor and Green Lantern couldn’t.

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What will The Avengers presence at San Diego Comic Con be? Would you like to read a plot synopsis of Man of Steel? See some set photos? Curious to which part of Chris Evans‘ body Hayley Atwell loved to grab on the Captain America: The First Avenger set? Want to know if the script for R.I.P.D. is any good? And how would you like to see a bunch of scantily clad girls inspired by Marvel? All that and more are in today’s Superhero Bits! Read More »

Here are two projects that might happen, but at this point the safest approach seems to be an emphasis on ‘might.’ One is a Jimi Hendrix biopic that has been gestating for some time with André Benjamin (aka André 3000 of OutKast) playing the iconic rocker. The other is a new version of George Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm, which could be a reunion of Rise of the Planet of the Apes talents Andy Serkis and Rupert Wyatt. Details on both are after the break. Read More »

Earlier today we saw a new poster for Captain America: The First Avenger and now the second full trailer, teased over a week ago at the Hero Complex festival in LA, is online. You can see it after the break. Read More »

You’ll be able to see the new trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger this evening (it hits at 7:30 EST) but for now we’ve got a new poster that puts the heroic profile of star Chris Evans front and center. Advance word on the film, by way of a long-lead press screening or two, is very very good, and the movie is really starting to look like the summer action picture to beat. That new trailer will probably give us a better idea of what to expect. While you wait, check out the new poster below. Read More »

Paramount has released four new images from or related to Captain America: The First Avenger. Two are behind the scenes shots, one of which shows the very cool set built to house the workings of the Super Soldier program that creates Captain America. The other two are production stills showing Haley Atwell as Peggy Carter and Chris Evans as Cap. Check ‘em all out after the break. Read More »

Terry George, who wrote and directed Hotel Rwanda and Reservation Road and wrote In the Name of the Father, has roped in Brendan Fraser to star in the comedy heist film Whole Lotta Sole. The film is written by Mr. George and Thomas Gallagher, and follows “a young man robbing a fish shop in order to pay off a gambling debt; the heist goes terribly — and humorously — awry when it turns into a hostage situation.” Yep: robbing a fish shop.

Brendan Fraser is not the young man; he’s the shopkeeper. (But he is trying to elude his father in law, a gangster.) He can be a solid actor, when not being called upon to mug and grimace in family adventures. No idea how this one will turn out, but we’ll keep a lookout for the actors chosen to play the robber and gangster father in law. [Variety]

After the break, Clifton Collins, Jr. faces the supernatural and Hayley Atwell books an odd gig. Read More »

New ‘Captain America’ Photos

Marvel Entertainment has released a new batch of photos from Joe Johnston‘s big screen adaptation of Captain America: The First Avenger. Some of these photos have appeared in magazines (which may have appeared scanned online), but others are completely new. All of them are high resolution. Hit the jump to see all seven of the new photos right now.

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