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Chris Evans Goes From Super Wimp To Superhero In 'Captain America' First Look Super Bowl Trailer

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 7, 2011 1:00 AM
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Heh. OK, with the help of, funny looking digital effects (see the image above), Chris Evans goes from 90lb weakling to beefcakey superhero in this first look Super Bowl spot of Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger."

'Captain America' Poster Endorses Superhero Sadface Meme

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 4, 2011 5:53 AM
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Marvel's promotional engine for "Captain America: The First Avenger" is beginning to kick into high gear with a new poster, and the implication that this film is also serving as an advertisement for 2012's "The Avengers." How else to explain the complete absence of Captain America's name in favor of the "Avenge" tagline? Marvel's been gunshy about using 'America' in conjunction with the marketing, but, c'mon, this is a seventy year old character that remains popular today. Given what we know of the plot - Cap and Bucky teaming to stop the Red Skull from retrieving the magical Cosmic Cube - what exactly is being avenged?

More 'Captain America' Photos, Plus A First Look At Tommy Lee Jones & Hugo Weaving

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 3, 2011 6:00 AM
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Sam Jackson May Appear In Both ‘Thor’ And ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,' With A Female Sidekick In ‘The Avengers’“Captain America: The First Avenger,” stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving , Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Sebastian Stan, Neal McDonagh, Samuel L. Jackson, Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones. Yesterday, we got a first look at Sebastian Stan as Evans' reconstituted sidekick Bucky. Today, there's more Cap'n photos, plus a little look at Tommy Lee Jones reprising his role from "Firebirds," "Rules of Engagement," etc., etc., every other stodgy military role he's played over the years in his sleep.

'Iron Man' Spinoff 'War Machine' Has Writer, Says Don Cheadle

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 22, 2011 2:15 AM
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'Captain America' To be Retitled For Certain International MarketsJust a day after we received word that Marvel was eyeing a writer for a "Black Panther" movie, rumblings persist that they also have an as-yet-unidentified writer on board a "War Machine" spin-off. At least according to star Don Cheadle, currently at Sundance promoting "The Guard." "They're developing it now, they're working on that," Cheadle said, "I think they've hired a writer, so we'll see how it goes. It would be a lot of fun."

Action Hero Does Action In New 'Captain America' Photo

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 17, 2011 12:43 AM
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.Mobility! Within an LA Times slide show of 2011's big movies is a new photo from "Captain America: The First Avenger" showcasing the red, white and blue freedom fighter eschewing trendy posturing for a more proactive pose. One of the criticisms of superhero costumes relates to the comfort level and how they accommodate human physiques, but this cannily-chosen snap does a good job illustrating that Chris Evans will actually get to be an action hero in his action hero pajamas.

Chris Evans Turned Down 'Captain America' Role Three Times Before He Finally Agreed To Play Hero

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 1, 2010 1:32 AM
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Reluctant Actor Now Says "I Can't Believe I Was Almost Too Chicken To Take The Role"; Is Signed On For 6, Not 9 FilmsThe recent issue of EW obviously has an abundance of new images from Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The First Avenger," but within that article there's a bunch of interesting behind-the-scenes factoids about the making of the Joe Johnston-directed film.

Updated: More Photos & First Look At Chris Evans In Full 'Captain America' Gear

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2010 9:50 AM
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After some faraway set pics, a shot of stunt double in uniform and some cornball concept art, EW has dropped the first official look at Chris Evans in full gear in the forthcoming "Captain America: The First Avenger." And the verdict? Surprisingly decent, however...

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