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Merrick here...

Earlier this week, we learned that Joe Johnston's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER would grace the cover of the newest issue of Empire.  

ComingSoon has now posted what appear to be scans of some of the pics featured in Empire's piece about the film.  Several of the images they posted, including the photo below, are mighty EMBIGGENABLE. 

Click the Captain below to jump to ComingSoon, where you can access a much larger version of the shot appearing herein - and others.  This is the first time I've created a clickable image link on AICN since we implemented our new admin/input structure.  Hopefully this'll work...and it should work...but lemme know if it doesn't.  




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  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST


    by Superponte

    Now THAT'S Captain America

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Works for me

    by skycrapper

    the link that is.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Click worked like charm...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...let's hope the movie does.

  • Zed's dead baby.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    The Gimp.

    by chadiwack

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    leatherman's stag

    by mrbong

    wowee, the pink dollar is gonna ring up big time on this one! why exactly have they decided on an homoerotic approach to Captain America? have i entirely missed some gay agenda in the comic books?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    What the HECK are they for? They make an otherwise decent-looking suit look incredibly stupid.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Where's the RED SKULL image?

    by CornNut007

    One of the images has some text on it that reads "Below right: Hugo Weaving as villain Red Skull with the 'cosmic cube' Where is that image dammit!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Looks cool, but

    by rahtard

    Did they get Nolan's approval on having an American play this part? I mean, that kid from Harry Potter is free, I'm sure they could have hired him to do it and bring some classical British acting prowess.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Love it

    by eric haislar

    Looks like a great practical update to the costume. You look at it and know thats it's cap with out a doubt.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Screams 1940s!

    by barsoom79

    . . . NOT. Also, if Cap ain't fighting the Nazis (hell, he punched ADOLF HITLER in face on the cover of Captain America Comics #1), I don't wanna know. HYDRA in the 40s? WTF, Marvel?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Rob Liefeld

    by Swoomustdie

    First I want to say I really do like this costume. I think it's about as good as you can get finding a middle ground between the comic's spandex tights and a 'real-world' compromise. That said, every time I look at this costume I cannot help but think of Rob Liefeld and his million pouches, straps, and buckles he had to put on every single character he 'designed'. At least he doesn't have man-boobs like when R.L. drew him.

  • I know they have to watch the bottom line, but come on...

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Well...he has his helmet on. <snickers>

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    LOL I'm sorry but if people is still buying that Evan is Captain America than I guess believeing in Santa Claus is ok too!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    One thing I wanna know as a comic nerrrrrrd:

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Will he be slinging his shield? Huh? HUH?? Please tell me he'll be throwing that thing around like a big round glaive of American-flavored ass-whoop. But it's looking good so far, and I am looking forward to Cap a bit more than Thor at this point. That could change. At least we KNOW that Thor's gonna toss his hammer.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    he has to throw his shield. There is no way marvel would make a movie without him doing that. Would they?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I like it.

    by Yaroh_Meringue

    I like that they didn't fully wimp out on the little head wings. It's a good mix of the original Kirby design with live-action practicality.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    The Captain's "Captain" at full attention!

    by the_beard_of_Chuck_Norris

    Seriously, look at the crease in his trousers...

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I wish Cap had blue neck protection

    by D.Vader

    To really make the helmet look more like the classic mask/cowl.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Hydra ARE Nazis in this movie

    by rev_skarekroe

    You can't get away with selling action figures and posters with swastikas all over them so you just treat the Hydra octopus like it was the SS death's head.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I wish Cap had blue neck protection

    by D.Vader

    To really make the helmet look more like the classic mask/cowl.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    who's idea was the cripple hand?

    by HornyForHarry

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Can we get a picture where he actually looks tough?

    by D.Vader

    Why is that so hard to show?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    As for the Red Skull

    by rev_skarekroe

    I hope he becomes the actual Red Skull early in the movie and doesn't transform in the last reel, like Destro in G.I. Joe.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    as someone who hates Cap

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I find that the straps enhance look of the suit. it makes it look plausible in a real life situation I guess... or maybe he just has a jet pack we dont know about yet?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Why is ComingSoon always a day ahead of AICN?

    by RaptorJesus


  • role

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST


    by Mr Soze

    Why is the Human Torch wearing Capitan America's uniform???

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    oh yeah, he surely will

    by imagegod

    he will toss the shield. i believe there was a comic con 'teaser-test' where Cap was in shadow and tossed the shield at the camera... of course some stunt guy in costume, but nonetheless the throw was present. we will be seeing Cap in all his kickassedness.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Well erichaislar....we'll see.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I'm not TOO worried about's one of his skills that just SCREAMS for a cinematic realization, after all. But so far, not a single image has even HINTED at it. Hopefully, they're just saving that little nugget as a nice fat stinger to cap off a bad-ass trailer. Can you see a nice long trailer end up with a kick ass shot of Cap slinging his shield, knocking a few Hydra goons out of their boots, and then catching it again and standing there looking like a red, white, and blue tall drink of whoop-ass? I can. Marvel....just let me know when I can get my're welcome.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Well erichaislar....we'll see.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I'm not TOO worried about's one of his skills that just SCREAMS for a cinematic realization, after all. But so far, not a single image has even HINTED at it. Hopefully, they're just saving that little nugget as a nice fat stinger to cap off a bad-ass trailer. Can you see a nice long trailer end up with a kick ass shot of Cap slinging his shield, knocking a few Hydra goons out of their boots, and then catching it again and standing there looking like a red, white, and blue tall drink of whoop-ass? I can. Marvel....just let me know when I can get my're welcome.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    He looks 10

    by Nerd Rage

    He looks like a kid in a Halloween costume.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    RE: "Why does he have parachute straps?"

    by The Garbage Man

    Golly, I don't know... it's almost enough to make you think this movie were set during WWII, during which soldiers routinely parachuted into combat zones. That can't be right, though - it's not like Captain America was a soldier who fought in WWII and was depicted many times parachuting into battle, and that having parachute straps built into his suit would facilitate said plane jumping. That's just madness.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    This upgrade has made it even EASIER

    by Fuzzyjefe

    to multi-post. AWESOME-O!!

  • I kind of hate that chinstrap.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the info imagegod

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I was not aware of that little teaser. Now....when for the bad-assity? I hope the Superbowl spot actually has some filmy bits, and isn't a whole lot of text followed my the movie title. That would be le poop de bull.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    looks fucking stupid

    by lostboytexas

    as fast as the revival of superhero movies came... it went away!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Shield damage?


    Its Adamantium is it not? .... Why would it show signs of damage?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    RE: "Why does he have parachute straps?"

    by Blair Keith

    You're partially correct, Garbage Man, about the era being WWII. They are not parachute starps. You see, fully loaded ammo belts can be quite heavy carrying around day in and day out. To ease the weight off from the hips, suspenders were used to bear the weight on the shoulderes as well. Just ask a vet who had used them.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    re: the 'gayness' of this image

    by RZA

    What the fuck did you think a skin-tight suit on a body-builder would look like in real life? Have none of you actually ever read a comic book before?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I hope he uses guns.

    by eric haislar

    It would be pretty lame to have that pistol there and him not to use it at all.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    His hand look's like Jeremy Beadle's

    by UGG

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    I think the chinstraps make sense...

    by jpt

    I mean, regular infantry helmets had straps. I have to admit I certainly like the look of the time. I hope it turns out to be decent enough.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    If i remember correctly they showed him throwing his shield at comic con.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    It's a comic book character, give it a break.

    by mistergreen

    His whole costume screams shoot at me, shoot my head, shoot my chest.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    I wasn't excited....

    by blayne

    But NOW...Holy Cap, that's pretty awesome!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Hence the bullet proof shield. He is a distraction on the battlefield. He would rather have the enemy shoot him then his fellow soldiers.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Looking very Nice!

    by BlackBriar

    I Really like it, Good Job Marvel!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Soooo....When are we getting a trailer??

    by critts

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    looks like...

    by luke_lymon

    ...a Smallville influenced costume. Maybe this is a glossy image. Maybe I am nightmaring in 1080P

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Oh well, there's always Whedon's Avengers....

    by Desk

    Because at this rate, that's what I'm pinning my hopes on for a decent interpretation of Captain America.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Smallville influenced?

    by MattmanReturns

    Then he'd be wearing a bright red jacket, white shirt, and jeans.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    There really isn't anyway to make Captain America look cool.

    by BilboRing

    Sorry but it just looks doofy.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Agreed his costume has always been hooky. But hopefully when cap punches a Nazi in the head with the rim of shield and the strength of Mike Tyson. You will be going holy shit that dudes a bad ass and forgive his costume.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Lovin it

    by Saracen1

    bring it on! Unlike the PMS stricken talkbalker majority, I'm looking forward to this flick.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    This movies needs a shield decapitation

    by MattmanReturns

    and then the head should spin in the air, like in Conan the Destroyer/Red Sonja.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for....

    by D o o d

    Captain Afghanistan!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Hey! just pillow talk!

    by D.Vader

    Yeah the chinstrap makes sense- I just dont like it. I'd rather have a mask. But if we're going to have a helmet, I'd like neck protection. But if we're not going to have that, I'd like for the chinstrap to be faithful blue at least. It'd look better in my opinion.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by Aquanaut

    and what makes this interpretation not a decent one?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Gotta a little captain in you?

    by REDD

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Not sure why this outfit is considered any more "believeable"

    by Snookeroo

    than the one in the comics. If your movie hero is going to run around in a flag costume, why not be true to the source material in the first place? Because this trainwreck looks just as silly - if not MORE contrived - as the original with red buchaneer boots and winged mask. What looks cool in the comics looks ridiculous in real life - ever seen people in cosplay? Painful, ain't it? But it's part of being a superhero -- if you're going to see a superhero movie, it just comes with the territory. Trying to work around that fact kind of misses the whole point in the first place. Silly, colorful costumes are part of what makes superhero comics fun - it's part of what makes the character stand out from an ordinary background. Trying to make the costume more "real" or "grounded" only takes away from the fantastic aspect of the hero. But, I'm a purist - I like to see these characters in live action as they were conceived by their creators. Not watered down in an attempt to draw audiences that the character was never created for in the first place.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Did Leifeld design this??! Even the straps have straps on them!

    by FloatingHolmes

    The blue part, covered with straps, is connected to the white part by more... straps. What makes the red stripe? Red straps. What keeps his mask on? A chin strap. Straptain America! Lame.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Is It Just Me or....

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    does being bent over and pounded by this man seem like a fun endeavor?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Bullet Damage

    by NativeGaijin

    For everyone wondering why Cap's shield has bullet damage, here are a couple of possibilities. Although the shield may be made of adamantium, the paint probably isn't. So it would inevitably show some wear and tear, especially from large caliber weapons. Or, maybe it's not damage. Or maybe it's just lead residue from bullet hits?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    does Captain America have feet?

    by elsewhere

    if not, Rob Liefeld was surely involved.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Strap does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    "Straptain America"<p> Floatingholmes, i'd take out a copyright on that comment right quick! Haha, nice one.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Looks good enough

    by smatt584

    Now as long as we get to see him kick six kinds of ass with extreme prejudice, I'll consider shelling out the cash to see this. Here's hoping the superbowl trailer delivers.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I think all the straps are cool for the first movie, but once Cap meets up with the other superheroes in The Avengers, and he sees how they manage to wear similar costumes - only without straps - then Cap will start feeling a bit self-conscious.<p> Maybe it will begin with gentle ribbing, with Iron Man teasing him about the straps and then day by day Cap will concede that he's operating with 1940's haute couture and he'll look at hiring a new seamstress who can make him a costume with a few less straps.<p> I can see a nice sub plot developing through The Avengers movie of Cap slowly coming to terms with a suit that doesn't have a strap for every week of the year. I think that could be quite moving and something audiences could relate to.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    looking good

    by disfigurehead

    Joe Johnston I am not too sure about but it still looks good

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    My hope is based on The Rocketeer and Goldeneye

    by antonphd

    Martin Campell showed a lot of promise when he made Goldeneye and finally lived up to that promise years later when he made Casino Royale. I'm hoping for the same from Joe Johnston. He showed a lot of promise when he made The Rocketeer and I hope he finally lives up to that promise with Captain America.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    i am fucking excited

    by stu_pickles

    i hope and truly believe this is going to be awesome. although captain america is my all time favorite comic character so i may be delusional. but i think not

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Parachute Straps


    Because - there's a massive sequence of the film that involves aerial stuff and parachuting in on something. It's been in pre-production art from the beginning of this thing.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST



    first good chuckle i've had all day, cheers good sir.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Slinging the shield

    by aegri_mentis

    will be the last thing he does in the movie. Red Skull will have him pinned down/cornered in the gimungus airplane thing, and Cap will throw his shield at the controls, sending it into a nosedive, sacrificing himself while taking the plane down with whatever evil contraption for world domination is on it. Don't ask me how he gets it back to found and thawed out.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    why is his shield dented?

    by Cap'n Jack

    It's made out of an adamantium/vibranium alloy, it's literally the strongest material in the world...and it has bullet dings in it? Weak.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Liefeld couldn't have designed this...

    by Cap'n Jack

    ...otherwise there'd be enormous shoulder pads. and enjoy this Liefeld funniness:

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Agreed, shield should not be damaged.

    by darthwaz1

    In the comics it's adamantium.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    The suit looks ok

    by shitstorm23

    Captain America always seemed like an authority figure, someone much older than they look. I don't get the same thing from Chris Evans, he's just not that guy. It doesn't matter how much muscle he packs on or how you make the suit look. Can you really see him giving orders to Iron Man or Hulk? The leader of the Avengers? I just don't see it. <P> Needs more gravitas.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    The trailer will be up in a few days during the superbowl

    by mistergreen

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Ultimate Cap Costume Looks Good

    by fatjesuschrysler

    I can see it taking on a more high tech armor look a la TDK on down the road. Let's be honest with ourselves though, scale armor and buccaneer boots ain't gonna look cool. Ever!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Why does this look like it was designed in 1998? There's nothing wrong with the costume; it just doesn't look like it was made in the 40s, is all. Also, they better at least *mention* Nazis in the film. Come on.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    don't like the peace symbol in the white area -

    by MisterBlue

    America stands for freedom, not peace.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Still CAPTAIN?? Is the guy ever going to make Lieutenant?

    by Missing Dink

    Just kidding.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by pauduro

    Loocks ok to bad this is going to BLOOOOOOW

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by Desk

    I'm just not that impressed by the whole look and vibe of the film... Frankly, it's giving off a rather cheap, flat, workmanlike feel, redolent of something like that Billy Zane car crash The Phantom, and it's in the hands of a journeyman director. I know I'm pre-judging it horribly, but while acknowledging his hand in the scripting of this production I'm more confident that Whedon, with The Avengers, will deliver a Captain America movie which will appear more dynamic and interesting and which is rendered with greater artistic pizzazz.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Looks good, no flames up sides...

    by poopoohumor

    Having a hard time understanding why people are fixating on straps. Could be way worse than a few extra straps. Megaton has a metal vagina for a face. And yes, Evans can be a force of authority in a movie. Watch Sunshine. Such negativity here on the Internet. It's like people come here just to complain or something.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Harry is correct about the "parachute straps"...


    ... SPOILER.... it comes into play during the climatic fight aboard Red Skull's Cosmic Cube-Powered, Flying Fortress/Giant Plane (I've seen the storyboards and it looks epic to say the least)... and as another posted noted... this event/fight will be what leads Rogers' to his icy suspension in the Arctic!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I guess this kind of thing is always doomed to look faggy

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    But the world has been fagged out now, so we have to live with it.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    "Is it me or does being bent over and pounded by this man seem like a fun endeavor?"


    It's you. Youyouyouyouyouyouyouyouyouyouyouyoueweyouyouyou. You.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Harry is correct (cont.)....


    ... SPOILER... One of the pics at commingsoon is of Rogers at the controls of the plane/flying fortress as he pilots it to a crash landing in the Arctic (its the one where he's helmet less and looks beat to hell and back)... he does this because the plane/fortress has become an unstable and destructive kamikaze-like weapon due to the cosmic cube being its source of power... (think of it as 50 flying nuclear power plants in one that's about to crash into a heavily populated area)... Cap sacrifices his life to save (I believe) his home town, New York City...

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST


    by donkingkong

    Res Skull pic where are you?!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't a parachute harness have leg straps?

    by matineer

    This rig he's wearing is purely decorative, no? They lost me when they made Galactus a cloud. These shows are not made for people who love comics/and or superheroes.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Here's the Red Skull Image. Still not full-out

    by Customikey

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    missing dink...

    by jon pertwee

    the rank of captain is above lieutenant

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Surprised they didn't

    by ShoreGrey

    PC it up into something like "Captain Vague and Unaffiliated Non-threatening Country Hero"

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST


    by ShoreGrey

    "Let's Not Encourage Any Terrorist Attacks by Promoting American Nationalism"

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Tommy Lee Jones will growl a lot in this...

    by ChickenStu

    and I ain't complaining.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Abs on Cap suit = nipples on bat suit

    by Happyfat73

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Don't like the helmet

    by Dillactus

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Still looks like ass. (nt)

    by Triple_J_72

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    I wonder if Weaving will be shown after his transformation in the trailer?


    Or whether they'll leave that as a surprise until the movie.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Shield damage or paint damage?

    by Triple_J_72

    They didn't make adamantium/vibranium based paint. ;-)

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    He might wear a completely different uniform in Avengers.

    by EastcoastAvenger

    Less 1940's leather. More 2011ish whatever. It could feasibly happen right?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Haters are on fucking whiney geek crack. Get a life this is spot on.

    by the Green Gargantua


  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Looks like the 70's Mego action figure Cap.

    by Hesiod2k7


  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    wtf is up with ppl liking the costumes?

    by DAS JANKE

    HELLO??? the henchmen look like rejects from the GI JOE movie! this is going to be a disaster. JOE JOHNSON??

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Why no flying wings off tge helmet?

    by Hesiod2k7

    Would that have been so goddamned hard? Batman's cowl has bat ears, right? Are they going to turn Prince Namor's ankle wings into tatoos? Will Thor's winged helmet be turned into a Harley cap?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    You wanna know what's funny?

    by CodeName

    I just read on wikipedia that the Human Torch crossed paths with Captain America at one point. So if Hollywood ever films Fantastic Four meeting up with Cap, then is Evans gonna play both roles?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Some still doubt Evans? Then watch 'Sunshine'

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Cap is in good hands.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    wtf is up with people whining like bitches?

    by monolithik

    If any one of you can draw an adaptation of Cap that would look any better in real life, I'll give you a hundred dollars. The helmet is great, and keeps with the Ultimates look quite well. A mask would look absolutely retarded -- even Batman basically has a helmet in TDK... and we all know how much better that works than the stupid latex cowl that Mike Keaton couldn't even turn his head in. I really like the detail in the suit, too. The depth and detail in the star/abs give it a look of stylized armor without the look of fake abs and bat nipples. Also, the straps give the stripes function, which would look goofier than all hell otherwise. I can tell a lot of thought went into this suit, and I truly believe it's the best representation of Cap that we can get, and should be thankful it's as true as it is. He's got the shield, the star, the stripes and even the wings. This is a living, breathing Cap... and I'm psyched. If you really think fish scales and buccaneer boots would look better... well, there's no reasoning with madness. Heh.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Still looks like a guy dressed up at Comicon

    by Bill

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Loving it but...

    by leisuredrummer

    not sure why in every pic the suit looks oddly airbrushed...

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by maxjohnson1971

    But I agree that the chin strap makes it look like he is on the short bus to the zoo. I would imagine that most of the stuff on the uniform will be explained and given a practical purpose, ala Batman. At least I hope so.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    will look normal next to iron man, thor, hulk

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    And that fourth pic at

    by maxjohnson1971

    Did Michael Jackson film this before he died? Or did he just fake his death to come back after he finished his sex change?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 8 p.m. CST

    Not fish scales

    by Chris

    It is chain mail under his suit for protection. I want this to work and I hope it does. One reason for it to be Hydra is that is illegal in Germany to have the swatstika displayed. Why lose out on the whole area if you can just substitute?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Now I'm convinced they're trying to fuck up Cap.

    by Blood_Bubbles_in_Bathwater

    Is it a political statement? Wouldn't put it past Hollywood. God, I could almost forgive the rest of it if it weren't for those ridiculous fucking shoulder pads. But not really, because Evans looks like a pouting bitch in these photos. He never had it in him.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Yes, Braindrain

    by maxjohnson1971

    I would know. I had to stop and pick you up when I was the driver, remember? I always knew where you sat because of the shit stains and the jizz marks. Did you ever take care of those afflictions? (You know, I even tried being nice to you on a couple of these TB's, but oh well.)

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    I imagine Tony Stark helps with the modern suit?

    by antonphd

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by smatt584

    Who is "they"? Fox holds the film rights and all creative control over the Fantastic Four movies. Marvel does not. Marvel is making Captain America, Fox is not. Fox raped Galactus, not Marvel. Marvel also does/did not control the first Hulk movie (Universal), all the Xmen/Daredevil/Electra films (all Fox), Spiderman films (Sony), and until very recently (post- War Zone), the Punisher films (Lionsgate). You should bitch at the production companies for those fuck-ups, not Marvel. Now if you hated the incredible hulk(reboot) or iron man 1&2, then bitch away. Those were Marvel movies.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 8:23 p.m. CST

    is the A on his head germane to the original costume?

    by soma_with_the_paintbox

    Cuz it looks fuckin retarded.

  • Or are we all just assuming it will be? I dunno, I think it'd be kinda cool if he stuck with that same suit in "present day" or whatever you wanna call it.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

    yep it's gay.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST


    by Bob Nautilus

    I think it would be cool if Tony Stark updated it somehow. Not into full armor like Iron Man, but maybe add some kind of functionality to shield, additional chest armor, something like that.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Fuck me. 6 months to get myself logged back in.

    by The_Dark_Shite

    Anyway, as a non-American & someone who knows almost nothing about the character, I think it looks pretty cool. <p> & I may be wrong, but just an idea..does he ever carry his shield on his back? That might explain the straps. <p> But I don't know. I was brough up to believe that all Americans have a strap on.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Well, Hi-Res-ish, anyway.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Gawd, but this looks like direct-to-TV slackishness. You can all get engorged, if you wanna, but, then again, I think all y'all's taste is shit anyway.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:23 p.m. CST

    The big 'A" stamped on the forehead...

    by justmyluck

    ...should have been reduced, darkened or removed and moved the the chest, replaced with the star...whatever. Really draws attention away from his eyes. Otherwise, he looks great.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Looks like duct tape

    by jimmy_009

    Something just doesn't sit right with me about this costume. It doesn't look like it's from the period and the gray looks like strips of duct tape. It's not awful, it's just not quite right.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    They need to release a closeup shot of his face

    by D.Vader

    So we can see the badass look of determination in his eyes as he's ready to kill a platoon of Nazis. Why they've not taken the smart route of releasing official photos is beyond me. Don't release some cheesy picture of him looking aloof. Release a shot of him looking BADASS ready to fuck some Nazis up. What I really wanted was something akin to a comic book cover, Cap central to the frame, head tilted down, piercing eyes looking upward in your direction. And I really would have preferred the classic mask to the helmet.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Welcome back Dark Shite

    by D.Vader

    Its like the dead are rising up in here!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Cap should have fought a LONG time in WWII

    by D.Vader

    My fear is he will only have been Cap for a few months before he gets frozen in the end.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    This is the most truly comic booky costume yet

    by okayplease

    i mean look at it

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Cheers Vader..

    by The_Dark_Shite

    I've been here reading & unable to log in for ages. This is the first time I've written under the new format. <p> My password stopped working after the infamous Uwe Boll Nazi basketball TB. I assumed I was banned unfairly, so I wrote to Harry & he sent a forward to the tech guy, asking him to help a "frustrated & long-winded reader". <p> Cheeky fucker:-). <p> I thought "That's rich, coming from a guy who starts a review with his childhood memories, then moves on to his favourite meat dishes & ends it with his masturbatory habits:-D". <p> Just gotta work out how to refresh the page without having to sign in again & then to open Harry's articles without my pc crashing, then it's all rock n' roll. Bring out your dead.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    How gay is gay?

    by moviemack

    This gay.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Maybe, braindrain.

    by moviemack

    Far be it from me to claim to be an expert on the degree of gayness between gay Marvel superhero movies.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:06 p.m. CST

    The star in the middle of the chest

    by Ingeld

    must make a nice target for a marksman.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Gayer? Thor or Captain America?

    by moviemack

    Um, X-Men? Spider-man? Namor, the submareener? OK. Captain America. Captain America is gayer than Thor. Thor is based on Norse mythology. Those were some tough people, and their mythology sustained them. Captain America is fukken Reaganesque. That's extremely gay. That's "I'm suicidal because nobody complimented me on my jazz hands" gay.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Re: Parachute Straps

    by PatientZer0

    They aren't. It's called Web Gear and it's to help bear the load of heavy equipment on your body. It is also referred to as LBE (Load bearing equipment...the old stuff you see in war movies pre-1990s) or LBV (Load bearing Vest...the new shite). And I think it looks KILLER. For the record.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Except. Don't straps strap to something?

    by moviemack

    Straps aren't bling that accessorize, are they? Captain America straps - fully non-functional, attached-to-nothing-but-my-other-strap-straps. As many others have said --- Duct tape looking. But, of course, all you experts on WW II wear who were born after 1975, go ahead. Talk about how real this all looks to you. Idiots.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    3rd most truly comicbooky costume yet.

    by hank henshaw

    First place goes to the 70's Superman. Which I think could be improved with other type of fabrics and a more defined "S-shield" for the new movie, without falling in the Superman Returns failed costume attempt. 2nd place Raimi's Spiderman. 3rd Place Cap. (Iron Man would be first, as far as faithfulness to the look of the comic, but it's not truly a costume, is it?) And colorful superhero costumes (like Cap's or Superman's), in a way, make sense. They want the bad guys to focus on them, and not on regular citizens.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Oh look. I gotta strap to my shoulders.

    by moviemack

    it's for my parachute. Course, it's sewn right into the fabric of around my shoulders. I don't parachute. See the strap around my waist? it don't keep my pants up, neither.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    The parachute-like straps

    by hank henshaw

    I guess that's how he is able to carry the shield on his back.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Sure, hank. But, again, they have to be straps.

    by moviemack

    That is, they have to be loose from the rest of the fabric. Those aren't straps.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    3rd? Really?

    by moviemack

    Um, how can a costume that doesn't look anything like the comic book costume be comic-booky? Never mind. Obviously, you have a theory. I'm not going to convince you otherwise.

  • Looks good, I'm glad the people who designed it watched the little behind the scenes segment on how the TDK suit was conceptualized. "Now for high altitude jumps, you're gonna need oxygen and stabilizers.. although I must say, compared to your usual requests, jumping out of an airplane is pretty straightforward." "And what about getting back into the plane?" "I'd recommend a good travel agent." "Without it landing." *smile* "Now that's more like it, Mr. Wayne... the CIA had a pro-grum back in the 60's of getting their people out of hotspots called 'Skyhook'.. we could look into that." "Yeah." "Ok. Now." *motions with fingers* "Hardened kevlar plates, over titantium dipped tri-weave fibers.. for flexibility. You'll be lighter, faster, more agile." *whisk KA-THUMP!* "Perhaps you should read the instructions first?" *husky whisper* "Yeah." "Now there IS a trade-off.. separation of the plates makes you more vulnerable to knives, and gunfire." "Ah, we wouldn't want to make things too easy, now would we?" *slurred voice* "How will it hold up against dogs?"

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    RE: The Shield

    by Phategod100

    If you guys saw IM2 the Shield was in pretty shitty shape Im guessing the shield he has in the 40's is not made of the Adamantium Vibraniums alloy. But When he Joins the Avenger there will be a good update on everything for better or worst.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Why does he look plastic in all these pics?

    by sonnyfern

    His flesh looks all....mannequiny...

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Wait, ct1 is saying the Batman movie suit is a good one?

    by moviemack

    "Ah, this is the Penguin, and this is a stick up. All you richy-riches line up and give me your expensive baubles." "Bruce Wayne, where are you going?" "I've got to sneak out." "They'll kill you!" "No. I'm stealthy, and I 'll be right back after seventeen costume technicians adhere my suit which comes in twenty molded rubber muscle pieces." "We'll all be dead by then, and The Penguin will have gotten away." "I don't think so." "Why?" "Um, it's in the brilliant script by Christopher Nolan's --- you've heard of him, right? --- well, his brother wrote the script, and, anyway, they've told me the four hours it takes to put on this ridiculous suit is exactly the amount of time that the contemporary audience will accept as realistic." "Oh. Well, OK, then. Out the back way."

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST

    "The Christopher Nolan's" is a good name for a band.

    by The_Dark_Shite

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST

    normally i would want movies to hurry up and be released but...

    by VonThunderballs

    this is one of my fav comic characters. i hope they take all the time they need to get it right.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    A band that plays a lot of notes that don't sound like anything.

    by moviemack

    Is this the rock-n-roll we deserve or the rock-n-roll we need? Um, this is the rock-n-roll we need right now, even though we don't deserve it. What about later? Sequel, baby. Man, you piss me off. I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you either. Alright. Um, did we just tell each other what's what? I dunno. I dunno either. Donut matter then. Guess not. Jebus, Chris Nolan is BRILLIANT.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    yes, moviemack, the batman suit is a good one.

    by Aquanaut

    we can clearly see that the bat-suit rests as one piece when bruce isn't wearing it. in-movie, obviously bruce can put the suit on much faster than behind the scenes. if we're going to dismiss aspects of a film because we are aware of their lack of real world practicality, then we're going to dismiss just about every superhero suit worn since superman:the movie along with many other products of movie magic where we're intended to suspend our disbelief. superman:the way he would be able to cram that cape under a suit and not have it be noticeable. also, a turquoise suit was worn for the flying scenes. spider-man..we see shots of tobey being able to take off the mask with ease..same with the boots and gloves. yet, in most shots we can clearly see the suit is one seamless piece..not to mention that the mask had a faceplate in it to retain that comic book profile. interestingly, some of the most practical suits were the x-men suits..but those were rejected too.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST

    I Emailed Merrick the Other Two Pics

    by Ladonite

    Coming Soon seems to have missed the pic of Red Skull AND Stanley Tucci... hopefully he updates the article on here with them.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Batman suit

    by monolithik

    We're missing the REAL issue here; that being: one piece or not, how many combined hours do you think Batman has spent putting black makeup around his eyes while people are being raped and killed by the Joker's henchmen?

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 2:12 a.m. CST

    The Straps

    by monolithik

    I like the idea of the straps being built-in for storing the shield on his back, which we see all the time in the comics. It gives the hokey gut stripes purpose, and I'm all for that. Complaining about the pouches is like complaining about Batman's belt; Cap has limited abilities - not quite as all-natural as Batman, but not too far off from that - so pouches and gadgets are a necessity. I hear a lot of complaints but no advice for improvement... shocking, I know. If anyone can do better, though, I'm honestly interested in seeing it, though I really don't think it can be done. This is a badass costume -- surprisingly true to the source but still somewhat believable, and will look far less pitiful beside Iron Man, Thor, Fury and the rest than spandex over chainmail, wings sprouting from a mask and pirate boots/jazz hand gloves.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Funny that, braindrain...

    by monolithik

    That's exactly what your momma said when her back alley doctor asked what she wanted to do with her deformed, genderless, nearly-suffocated-by-its-own-umbilical-cord newborn right after you tumbled backwards out of her hotdog hallway, which I'm assuming occurred somewhere between 9 and 50 years ago, depending on the level of mental damage(I'm leaning toward 50). "No one cares"... Jesus. Kids these days don't even try to troll anymore. It's sad, really.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 2:31 a.m. CST

    The Captain America suit is just so inherently ridiculous

    by MattmanReturns

    The dude is wearing an American flag in the middle of battle. He might as well be a country western singer. I've always hated Captain America... but I loved the Rocketeer, so I'll give it a shot.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Looks terrible.

    by SunTzu77

    That suit is horrendous. I'm getting a G.I. Joe vibe from it.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 4:45 a.m. CST



    I know a lot of you are fearful your "I am so above it all" card will be revoked if you don't reach your whining and "thats so gay" quotient each month, but PUHLEEZ... Take a look at THE ULTIMATES. Look at what Cap is wearing, during WW2, in that series. Does that dovetail with all the other portrayals of Cap, over the decades the character has been drawn? No. It is an attempt to imagine what a "practical" battlefield Captain America costume MIGHT look like - without just scrapping the whole thing since, as noted, the basic costume is NOT practical or "realistic". Same thing here. If nothing but the classic, standard, totally unaltered Kirby-esque CA costume will do for you, fine. We got it. Point noted about a zillion times.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 6:08 a.m. CST

    What the fuck would AICN do without Empire Magazine??

    by masteryoda007

    Most of the exclusives, especially picture wise, seem to come from this great magazine.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Damn you, Michael Bay!

    by BurntOrange

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    suit looks great..

    by Righteous Brother

    and whoever asked about the parachute straps......probably for a parachute, or its some kinda harness for the shield. One other thing, and this may be considered spoiler territory.................... It said in the article that he goes on some kind of pledge drive in the states, and wears a costume that is much closer to the original comics version.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST

    This movie will end with him getting cryogenically frozen...

    by ChickenStu

    and he'll be thawed out at the beginning of "The Avengers". That's what I reckon.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    come on...

    by Wookie_1995

    red skull image....lets do this...we are ready...

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Captain america what a dorky concept!

    by evilnerd

    Just for a sec take the time to realize how stupid the name is: "captain america". WTF? What kind of name is that? So obvious what that is all about... Right, propaganda! A character to scare off nazis and unite the nation to go in to WW2. Maybe it worked back then, but common, not anymore. Still have to laugh..."America...fuck yeah!". You americans pffffff...

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Looks a lot better than Thor...

    by monolithik

    Nothing is clicking with me about that one at all. From the interrogation scene(Clark Gregg trying to be a tough guy would be laughable if it wasn't so embarrassing; I really hope that whole scene was filmed just for the trailer) to the drama between Thor and Odin, it all comes off like a high school Shakespeare production. That, plus Thor with a heavy Australian accent("Oeoeoh Noeoeo, thieis ieis Ueuth, isn't ieit?")... I want it to work. Really, I do. I love me some Marvel superheroes, but... yeah. Marvel really needs to knock it out of the park with Cap if they're going to want any steam heading into the Avengers(or want to keep a decent budget for it, anyways), because Thor is looking like a polished turd.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see Cap's Original Sheild...

    by Zappatilla

    that was the bulletproof triangular badge shape. The one he had before they gave him the circular one. Comic book storyline says that the Black Panther's father gave the first one to him - which was later displayed in Wakanda as a national treasure. Then a second triangular one was issued to him later (which Rogers still has in his personal effects after WWII). Then the first iconic circular one was presented to him by President Roosevelt. That would be cool to Cap's back story. These early shields weren't made out of adamantium steel-vibranium alloy. It wasn't till he was with the Avengers that he gets the indestructible shield. Also Caps original costume had no neck coverage. I believe there was a comic where it came off...leading to the more cowl like look. I think the little stuff like that would really enhance the movie...oh's hoping.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by sapno_krei

    The badge-shaped shield WILL apparently be appearing earlier in the film. Do a quick google search and you'll see it. Pretty spiffy the lengths they've gone to make this movie true to the character geeks know while making it look REAL.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by jericho1368

    OK, I was a little weary when I heard Evans was cast but I'm convinced. He owns the role. This looks friggin great. And that shot has the WOW! Factor. Someone should make a poster of it.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Boatload of new Spidey Pics...

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Hayley Atwell - Yumm

    by FrodoFraggins

    Too bad she's all covered up and stuff

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    He has that helmet too. Also the first shield.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Why do people who know nothing...

    by benmears

    about these characters insist on commenting on & complaining about them?!! I mean WTF? If I'm not a fan of something or aware of the details about a property, I'M not going to assume the right to make critiques about an adaption of it in any medium. Why make an ass of myself? One innocuous example being the comment from an individual who'd read somewhere that in the comics, Cap & the Human Torch had "crossed paths". Uh, they MORE than "crossed paths", they routinely teamed up in countless adventures while fighting the Nazis during WWII. BUT, that wasn't the Fantastic Four's Johnny Storm ( who wasn't even born yet ). It was the android Human Torch whose structure would eventually go on to become another member of THE AVENGERS in the Vision.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    It's just bad, people

    by Movietool

    There were a ton of directions they could have gone here. And let's face it, they took the path of least resistance and tried to do a "Batman Begins" makeover on the Captain America uniform. Stop kidding yourselves. It looks silly. It's all over the place. The helmet make Evans look like a kid. It doesn't work. BUT - I do hold out hope that the "modern" era suit (if the rumors are true) will look a little better in subsequent movies. If the story conceit is that Steve Rodgers sort of cobbles this uniform together as he's tearing ass around trying to stop The Red Skull, I'll accept how slipshod it looks a little better. We'll see. My confidence in this flick is swiftly draining - but not so much that I won't give it a chance.

  • And they are kinda suceeding. It doesn't look all that good, but it's still far better then i was expecting.

  • Late 2011.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Capt Gaymerikkka is wholesome homoerotic. It's what made him appealing to his fans. And Bucky. With a sidekick called Bucky, it's all beyond evident. He migth as well been called Loreene.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    smatt: Thats a generalized "they"...

    by matineer

    I know who has control on each property. It's the whole approach I'm finding demoralizing. Oh well, there are always Marvel Masterworks.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    If you are not seeing the gay vibe in the pic above, it means you are in denial. In-the-closet denial. Heteros can seen the gay in things, it doesn't affect their sexuality. Only in-the-closet denials are blind to the gay vibes. Granted, the pic above has far less gay vibes then it was to be expected, but it's still there. It's Captain Gaymerikkka, after all. It comes with the territory (pun intended).

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Capt. Gaymerikka, from the director who couldn't save THE WOLFMAN

    by AsimovLives

    My excitement for this movie couldn't be any lesser.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Excuse me, i ment to say Capt. GaymeriKKKa

    by AsimovLives

    The extra K makes all the difference.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    ...must not laugh at helmet...

    by Zurge

    ...willpower...resist...handicap joke...

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    The director who couldn't save the WolfMan

    by D.Vader

    You mean the director who was brought only a few scant weeks before production? And what, you're surprised at that? Looking to blame him for it?

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    What the f--k are you talking about ASi?

    by Smack_Teddy

    quit talking shit, now your going of on one. Lets compare and contrast. Is Capatain America like Gregory Peck from The Guns of Navarone? Yes. Is Gregory Peck from The Guns of Navarone like Cyclops from Xmen? Yes. Is Cyclops from X men like Captain America? Yes. Do any one of these people or their undderlying words with others obviously signify their gay if you read between the lines other than Gregory Peck from Guns of Navarone? No. Jesus man surely when you had your exams at school they had that question like:<p> "All Larks are Arcs. Some Arcs are Narcs. Are all Larks Narcs?"<p> C'mon man.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    And yes, like The Ratner

    by Smack_Teddy

    the finger cannot be pointed at Johnston for Wolfman. It doesnt pain me to admit it like it does for Xmen3, but...

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Let me just say that after reading MARSHALL LAW, i never saw Captain Gayassmerikkka the same way again.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    smack_teddy, but are some narcs arcs that larks?

    by AsimovLives

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST


    by Smack_Teddy

    now im going to read MARSHALL LAW. It better have Superman Returns like raring read-between-the lines subtext, or its not me who's the bitch.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    AssmunchLives . . .

    by theKRELL

    How are things in portugayl these days? So sad that you couldn't take sex-ed and drivers-ed on the same day, too much stress on the goat! The envy you show for the U.S. is sad really, especially coming from someone from Europes Sphincter! But cheer up little guy, they named the only dinosaur found in your hometown (cave/rock) in your honor, the Almadasoreass! What.A.Cunt.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST

    "Eat a dick, this is spot on!"

    by FloatingHolmes

    Spot on what? Baggy, brown and grey, strap covered, side-armed, chin-strapped helmet... Quick, what super-hero am I describing? Captain America, of course! It's spot on. Let's all eat dick.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    What's the purpose of the seatbelt

    by Gorilla_balls

    Sudden impact....

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 1:33 a.m. CST

    by Gorilla_balls

    or wolf his cookies

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 1:41 a.m. CST


    by Gorilla_balls

    do they know how too........

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:47 a.m. CST

    smack_teddy, you should also read RED SON.

    by AsimovLives

    It's the comic where Superman's baby craft lands on the USSR in the cold war and Superman grows to become Super Commie. It shows what Superman would be like if his eagerness to absorve the values of his adopted land were not american but soviet. He's the same character, only commie. Fantastic comic. And the ending is quite clever and unexpected.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:49 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Actually, what suprised me about the pic is that ther eis less gayness then to be expected. They did a good job, i have to admit. But the gayness is still there, because it's Captain America. You can never take away the gay off Captain America, evne if you scrubbed him with lye.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 5:50 a.m. CST

    thekrell, politeness will take you everywhere.

    by AsimovLives

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Aye Asimov

    by Smack_Teddy

    A guy gave me Red Son about 6 yrs ago because he didnt think much of it (amongst other things he did like!) and i was kind of suprised, i found it very interesting, its really impressed me actually in that it could have taken a very pedestrian-obvious check-list of gimmicks to the concept, but Millar went furthur in exploring certain issues & Supermans identity.<p> It didnt stick with me so much in my mind like other graphic novels i read around that time, but that was when i was finishing off stuff like Sandman, getting into Transmetropolitan for the first time, loads of great other classics and new single issues coming out.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Capt. America is gay, Asimov?

    by D.Vader

    You have proof? You really are an insulting idiot sometimes.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Relax, it's just a stunt suit

    by catlettuce4

    The straps will be removed digitally in post production

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Dumbshit's who don't know shit about Cap

    by malificus

    First, all you jackasses who aren't even fans of Cap should leave the room. Okay, now that those dickheads are gone, if you look at the first few ishes of CA his mask was indeed as it is portrayed in this movie sans the chin straps. The straps makes sense given that the half-face mask would never stay on in real life, covered previously by John Byrne. Also, the suit has to respect the materials, function and sensibility of the time period. Naturally when making a suit for Cap they would start with a basic paratrooper-type uniform and go from there. The suit has to sit within the time period so that when he gets freezed and emerges in present day for the Avengers his outfit can then be updated into the modern era, probably reflecting more toward the Ultimates look. And finally, the shield starts out with the classic trident look, then goes to the round one but not necessarily the adamantium one, they may wait on that concept to get Tony Stark involved. Also, just because it has bullet skid marks on it doesn't mean it's 'damaged', black shoes leave marks on a basketball court but the wood beneath isn't harmed.

  • 'Junior' said that he thought the script for Iron Man was lame, and he improvised most of the best stuff. Thor and Cap seem to be born of even lesser material. Does not bode well for an Avengers film. Meanwhile, without Jon Favreau to pitch ideas off of, I doubt Junior will even sign on for the movie. If he does, he'll be phoning it in for the paycheck.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Captain Castration

    by seansarto

    Gays in the Military 101 just got a poster boy.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Helmet looks terrible.

    by SunTzu77

    The Art Dept. REALLLLLY dropped the ball on that helm. Honestly, I probably would have kept the suit as they designed it... but the helm.. I would have gone in a completely different direction... a full facial mask/helm with wings... like Hawkman... but the wings shrunk wayyyy down (redesigned nose piece)... CA's colors... and the mask could possibly cover the mouth. I like the diabolical brows from Hawkman's helmet. <br> <br> I like the central part of this helmet... the eyes... how it wraps down on both sides of his cheeks... etc.