Looks like Joe Johnston is about to have his biggest career moment. He directed Captain America: The First Avenger for Marvel Studios, and early reactions peg the movie as the most satisfying tentpole of the summer. (I wasn’t thrilled with him getting the gig, and it looks like I’ll have to eat those words — which I’ll happily do if the film is as good as the early buzz suggests.)

Captain America is set primarily during WWII, but this isn’t the first superhero movie Joe Johnston has made in that era. In 1991 Disney released his film The Rocketeer, an adaptation of Dave Stevens‘ comic of the same name, starring Bill Campbell as a stunt pilot who becomes a sort of superhero when a high-tech (for the late ’30s) rocket backpack lands in his hands. There was talk of a sequel at the time, but the movie flopped and Disney has mostly forgotten that it exists. Over the years, however, a fanbase grew, and with Captain America poised to succeed, calls for a Rocketeer sequel might also be heard.

One of the first people to make that call is Joe Johnston himself. Read More »

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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 »

On Saturday, Joe Johnston and his crew took to the streets of New York City to shoot a scene with Chris Evans and another actor for Captain America: The First Avenger. The shoot appears to be from the end or epilogue of the film — we know that Captain America climaxes with Cap being frozen, and that he’ll be thawed in the ‘current’ timeline to prepare him for The Avengers. (Which starts shooting today.) This shoot would seem to be part of the sequence that sets Cap up for inclusion in the Avengers, as you’ll see from the other participant in the scene. Spoilers — not particularly surprising ones, mind you — follow. 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 »

UPDATE: Marvel has released a large new photo of Cap; you can find that after the break, too.

We’ll be seeing a new Captain America trailer very soon, and last night Entertainment Tonight presented a few clips of new footage. There’s not a lot here, but if you look closely you can see the first shot of Captain America throwing his shield. Check the clip after the break. Read More »

Update: Paramount Pictures/Marvel Entertainment have provided us with a super high resolution file of the new Red Skull photo. Hit the jump to see the image in high res!

One of the big questions about Joe Johnston‘s Captain America: The First Avenger was concerned with how Hugo Weaving would look in makeup as villain The Red Skull. The Super Bowl commercial for the film answered that question definitively: pretty damn good. And now, in advance of the new trailer that will hit this week, we have a new image that gives the best look to date at the Red Skull. It is after the break, in much better quality. Read More »

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