The man who put the music behind Marty McFly and Forrest Gump is going to tackle Steve Rodgers. Alan Silvestri, who wrote such iconic scores as Back to the Future, Contact, Forrest Gump and Predator, has been tapped to write the score for Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston and starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci and Hayley Atwell.

Also, rumor has it that a full trailer for the film will (finally) premiere this week. Read more after the jump. Read More »

The internet is still buzzing after seeing our first glimpse of actual footage from Captain America: The First Avenger during the Super Bowl on Sunday and as we now anxiously await a full trailer, more high resolution photos have surfaced. These are from the recent issue of Empire, which we posted a glimpse of last week. We’ve already seen a few of these images, such as the first look at Captain America’s sidekick Bucky and the Red Skull with the Cosmic Cube, but there are tons of new photos including Tommy Lee Jones, Natalie Dormer, Hayley Atwell and the full, up close and personal version of the suit, which you can see a sliver of above. Check them all out after the jump. Read More »

Alan Menken has won eight Oscars, mostly for his work on such Disney classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas. He’s both a composer and songwriter who is synonymous with upbeat, happy music that’s fun for the whole family. Now that Disney owns Marvel, it seems they’ve imported their Oscar-winner to help with one of their upcoming comic book movies, Captain America: The First Avenger. According to Badass Digest, Menken is writing a song, or songs, for the film that will most likely be used when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is sent out on a USO tour. Read more after the break. Read More »

‘Captain America’ Super Bowl Commercial

Here’s the Super Bowl commercial for Captain America: The First Avenger, which also happens to be the first footage from the film that has been shown to the public at large. And you know what? It looks terrific. Check out the 30 second spot after the break. Read More »

First Teaser Poster For ‘Captain America’

This is the first poster for Captain America: The First Avenger. The costume looks good, the pose is reverent and well-chosen, and all that flying Saving Private Ryan dirt reminds us that, yeah, in some respect this is a war movie. But ‘Avenge’ as the tagline? Not what I would have guessed. ‘Avenger’ would have been weird, too, but more appropriate, perhaps. I suppose Captain America is avenging Pearl Harbor and many other Axis aggressions in the war, so it’s not a huge sticking point. What do you think?

See the full image after the break. Read More »

Earlier today, some low resolution scans revealed our first look at Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s sidekick played by Sebastian Stan in Captain America: The First Avenger. As has been the case with this film, Marvel has retaliated by releasing an official image of the character and director Joe Johnston has come out to discuss him, saying that their version of Bucky is “slightly on the dark side.” Check out the image and read the quote below. Read More »

Here are three new images from Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, which come from the French edition of Premiere. Two of them are nothing too new: a good shot of the Hydra footsoldiers that we’ve seen in other pics, and another shot of bad guy the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) with his human face on. But the third shot is the first of Sebastian Stan as Cap’s sidekick Bucky Barnes. All three are after the break. Read More »

We still don’t have a full trailer for Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, which opens on July 22. But here are two new images that show off Cap in uniform. Read More »

Nobody who is actively making or promoting a movie is ever going to say anything bad about it. The movie is always “great” everyone on the cast is perfectly “wonderful” and it’s never ever a bad experience. So, obviously, we have to attach that huge asterisk to these comments from Captain America director Joe Johnston. Still, that doesn’t stop the hopeful movie fan in me from reading what Johnston said to the Los Angeles Times and getting even more excited for Captain America: The First Avenger than I already was. Maybe, just maybe, this movie is everything we were hoping for and more. Fingers crossed. Read his comments and let me know what your reaction is after the jump. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Tons of tidbits regarding the upcoming batch of comic book movies broke this weekend and here’s what we’ve learned. C. Thomas Howell, yes, the star of Soul Man, is reportedly going to be in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot along with Stan Lee in one of his patented cameos. Plus a new photo from Captain America: The First Avenger has revealed our first look at the Cosmic Cube. Read about each of these details, in detail, after the break. Read More »