June 7, 2011


With the film hitting 3D theaters on July 22nd, Marvel and Paramount have released a new television spot for director Joe Johnston’s (The Wolfman) Captain America: The First Avenger. While there’s minimal chance that a 30-second spot will sway your opinion of the film one way or the other, this cut does feature Cap’ reminding the Red Skull that he’s “just a kid from Brooklyn.” As a direct result, it gets a “worthy of checking out” pass from yours truly.

The film stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, a scrawny kid from Brooklyn whose faulty attempt to enlist in the military eventually helps lead to his being transformed into a super solider that is dead-set on hunting Nazis. Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, and Dominic Cooper also star. You can hit the jump to check out the new television spot and click here for all of our previous Captain America: The First Avenger coverage.

Here’s the new television spot:

Here’s the official synopsis for Captain America: The First Avenger:

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce. The film will be released in the US on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.



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