Captain America: the First Avenger
If you haven’t gone out and picked up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly then you are certainly missing out right now.
Besides offering fans a official first look at Chris Evans as Captain America, the new issue’s featured article explores the production of Captain America: The First Avenger and manages to clear up a few of the lingering questions that have been on fanboys and girls’ minds, ever since the basic premise and story of the film were revealed.
Here’s what we know so far:
The First Avenger will take place mostly during WWII.
It will be an origin story.
The Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) will be the villain with Arnim Zola (Toby Jones) as a secondary villain.
Cap’s sidekick Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and love interest Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) are secondary characters.
“The Howling Commandos” will be an international team of soldiers Cap works with.
The Red Skull will be using a cosmic cube as part of his nefarious plot.
The terrorist organization Hydra will be involved
Well, thanks to EW we now have an official confirmation on where, exactly, The First Avenger starts and ends, along with a few other choice details:
The First Avenger will open and close with Cap being frozen in ice; the WWII origin story will fit in between.
As rumored, Cap’s classic comic book costume will appear in the movie (wings and all) as part of a humorous scene where Steve Rogers (Evans) is used as a propaganda tool at a USO show.
Rogers hates the USO gig and goes to see Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper playing Tony Stark’s dad) to have a more official battlesuit created.
The Red Skull will be Hitler’s head of advanced weaponry and will seek a cosmic cube t0 harness its mystical powers for evil. The cube will be known as “The Tesseract.”
To help the movie play better across the pond, it MAY simply go by the title of The First Avenger.
Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters on July 22, 2011.