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New CAPTAIN AMERICA Pics! And What's Hugo Holding In His Hand?!

Nordling here.

Marvel Entertainment's released some new CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER pictures today, and they look glorious.  I really dig the look of Cap in this film.  The costume, to me, looks practical and if I were a bad guy I wouldn't want to see that coming at me, fists pumped and shield ready to dish out some serious pain.

I'm really excited at what Joe Johnston is doing here.  I think this is actually going to surpass THE ROCKETEER for me in sheer enjoyment and old school action.

Now this next picture... ooh, what this means in the movie, I don't dare to guess...

More pics can be found here.  Seriously can't wait for this.

Nordling, out.

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  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Old pics

    by biffy88

    They were in last months empire. Still dig 'em though.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST

    First an...Cosmic Cube?

    by marineboy

    Double yay!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Sooo Oooooooooold

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    Wow. Old. So Old. Thanks for the deflating boner...

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by SpaceAce

    Can't wait for this movie! 3 Marvel flicks and one DC! It's a great summer for a comic geek!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    That box contains Michael bays talent.

    by Smashing

    And Hugo Weavings about to crush it.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    I'm never giving you this All Spark!

    by darth_hideous

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    revenge of the large-breasted maniacs!!!

    by tHeGRinGoGenTiLE

    i don't know what that means.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    What's wrong with you guys?

    by RumTally

    These are from Empire Magazine and I think this website published these pics like 2 months ago. I get it, they're "official", but they're also old news.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    It's the AllSpark!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    Megatron's gonna be pissed.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    .... iz zee cozmeek cupe! Gaartz! I am hoongree! Breeng me Volfgung Pook!"

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Hold the fuck on smashing

    by AidanJames

    ...Michael Bay has talent? Fucking anywhere?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    The Worst Part Is

    by Ladonite

    I emailed the bottom pic to Nordling as soon as it was left out of the last picture update. Scanned it myself... And also the pic of Stanley Tucci that is still missing from these updates?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    no offense but


    that first picture looks totally fucking retarded

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    i mean are people actually excited


    about something that looks that fucking stupid?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    retarded looking costume =


    nipples on batsuit

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    stupid ass costume =


    flames on optimus

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    How many times did you hit the 'enter' key?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    its a cosmic cube that creates a disruption a time vortex.

    by vulturess

    thats why these pics exist in october of 2010.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    See now I have to say...

    by AidanJames

    Both out of sincerity and absolute spite towards those who behave as, and name themselves after, incredible douchebags... That costume is an amazing fucking homage to Brian Hitch's work on the Ultimates and looks fantastic.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    i dont know what happened


    to those posts ????

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    You are gonna hafta wait...

    by Diagnostic

    Just the way it is.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST



    that's MISTER DOUCHEBAG to you

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    a direct descendant of



  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST



    calm down dude!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by rodneyfaile

    He is the voice of Megatron isnt he?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    i know the cosmic cube is in the comics


    but in this movie, it's going to be another macguffin (sp?) that changes hands and sides several times. think a 'computer disk' from any movie in the nineties and early 2000's. and you can bet your ass that it will be tossed around and sit on many a precarious edge before it falls into the earth, and maybe with a baddie or two along with it.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    how do you kill captain america?


    shoot or stab in the neck. smash face armor into bridge of nose and brain. i admit i don't read much captain america. isn't he just stronger and more atheletic/agile than the average dude? he's not superman or hulk strong, right? he's not bullet proof either (hence the shield). i want to see the movie and all, but cap'n just never appealed to me.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Old but still cool.

    by u.k. star

    It is going to be interesting seeing IF Marvel can make its trademark Cosmic storylines work on film. Between the Cosmic Cube and The Destroyer (Built by Odin & the other "Sky Fathers", Zeus, Vishnu et al) and the Infinity Gauntlet (which was rumoured tobe in Thor) there are some pretty big steps being taken, beyond Iron Man and even Incredible Hulk.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    Watch The Incredible Hulk. Cap will move and fight like Tim Roth's character since he was injected with the same Super Soldier serum (pre-transforming to Abomination).

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    or don't


    that movie sucked

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    It's clearly a holocron

    by _Venkman

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    "I don't dare to guess..."

    by phifty2

    It means he can shape/distort reality. Anyway, The Matrix was filmed 13 years ago and Hugo looks younger now. WTF. And I hope to hell we get at least a good 45 minutes of Red Skull. I don't want his transformation or unvieling to be in the last ten minutes.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    It's a Palantir...just...cube shaped.

    by phifty2

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Gleaming the Cube, baby.

    by aboriginal

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    Are you really questioning if that's the cosmic cube? It's not. It's a decoy. He finds the cube a few minutes later.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    I'm a fan of the Hulk "reboot" and you're right about the fighting style(hopefully). Also, the shot when the Hulk just fwaps Roth against a tree is awesome. That was some brutal shit.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Bottom of my list

    by D o o d

    of must see movies but I'll check it out nonetheless!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    prett sure it's the rubix cube prototype

    by kanye west

    The whole plot centers around the fight over the patent rights.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    That photo of Captain America is AWESOME!!!!

    by moonlightdrive

    Great suit design, absolutely love it!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Did Megatron just get his energon cube?

    by Graverobert

    Ohhh yaaa

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    "Red Skull, are you going to kill Captain America?"

    by phifty2

    "hrrmm I reckon so hrrrmmm. He ought not to done that to my nazi's hrrrrmm reckon you could fix me up some biscuits hrrrrmmm?"

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    I always wondered...

    by vanchimera

    how does one have one's "fists pumped?" I understand "pumping a fist" but not having them pumped. Explain.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Cosmic Cube looks bigger than in comics.

    by kabong

    This constitutes a first-order canon-violation.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    The mask

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    I would assume the mask is damaged and ripped off quite often when he enters combat. I'm excited to see this, but the mask does look goofy.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    I get a Daredevil vibe from the Cap costume.

    by Mitch

    And I like Daredevil. Sue me...

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    the whole thing looks goofy


    i mean seriously?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    too much white


    is that his bridal outfit?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    i guess his enemies


    all die laughing at him

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST



    " holy shit is that a clown coming after us? hee hee haw haw "

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    We've seen these pictures before, right?

    by D.Vader

    I mean... right? These came out weeks ago!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    "I vish my mind vas in a Cap clone...

    by njscribe44

    ...until I accidentally burn all the hair and skin off my face with my own poison weapon." (This was an actual storyline during Mark Gruenwald's run on Cap's comic. MG did some great Cap stories.)

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    I wish the original Baron Zemo was in this movie...

    by njscribe44

    only so I could see his hooded mask bonded permanently to his head with his own superglue in a fight with Cap. THAT is classic crazy supervillain stuff! I see "Thunderbolts" is FINALLY addressing the plot point from "Captain America" months ago that Fixer (Techno is secretly conspiring with Baron Zemo II and betraying Cage's team.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry but that suit is a little to much for me.

    by ganymede3010

    Yes it works in a comic and in videogames, but not the silver screen. I would of went with a more conservative look, while still staying faitful to the original suit. To the non-comicbook fan, this suit is going to appear cheesy as hell.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Why is hugo holding a Engergon Cube?

    by ganymede3010

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    This opens five months from today

    by Motfilms

    and we don't even have a teaser (not counting that ass Super Bowl spot)

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST

    geoffrey_fourmyle :


    like i give a fuck about your opinion we get it : you love gay ass costumes and cock up your ass

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    2nd Unit Director - Jonathan Taylor

    by Deb Lewis

    KUDOS to him for his extremely hard work, dedication, creativity, brilliance and talented eye for bringing this to fruition and being the true creative genious behind this project. Seems like 2nd UNIT never gets the kudos or the credit even though this quite brilliant man who's career I've been following did a magnificant job in pulling off the dual role of 2nd Unit DP and 2nd Unit Director. If this film proves to be a success, a huge round of applause deserves to go to him, just as it should have also gone to him for his brilliant work in doing the dual 2nd unit job of DP and Director in Iron Man 2. A non pretentious and very modest man, but I look forward to more of his work on the screen. 2nd unit really needs more recongition!!!! Signed, a true fan

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Teaser trailer within the next two weeks.

    by little_lebowski

    It's already been approved for public exhibition by varied film classification boards. Shouldn't be too long of a wait from now.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    This is a joke post, right?

    by epicac

    I mean...

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST


    by epicac

    don't you think it's about time you posted the new Thor trailer (from last week) and set photo (from today)? Set photo: Time to jump ship and just read Slash Film since they seem to be on top of things.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    NEW (old) pics, here! Ain't it cool?

    by PorkChopXpress

    C'mon, man. When you say pictures are NEW, that would indicate that they have not been seen before. All of these have been seen before. Get with the program.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Just shoot him in the face.

    by SantosLHalper

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    what's wrong with his pants?

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Didn't Captain Mar-vell finally destroy The Cube?

    by Bob Cryptonight

    After his classic battle against Thanos? That would be a cool sci-fi film if they could stay true to the source!!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 11:43 p.m. CST

    What's in the box....?

    by catlettuce4

    NOTHING! You're so STUPID!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST


    by DaBUU

    Abs On The Cap Suit=Nipples On The Bat Suit

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 1:15 a.m. CST

    hugo is holding....

    by VonThunderballs

    the plot to the avengers. i can see right through it.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 1:35 a.m. CST

    My one hope for this is...

    by Yaroh_Meringue

    ...that they leave enough wiggle room in the story for further WWII-era films.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Is that a sock?

    by BunkieLove

    or his cock?

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:41 a.m. CST


    by kingralphuk

    you stole my comment! At least we all know that Cap dresses to the left now. God bless America!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:56 a.m. CST

    He looks like a statue

    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 3:20 a.m. CST

    No way this will be better than The Rocketeer

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 3:25 a.m. CST

    I usually won't ding aicn for being late...

    by sapno_krei

    ...but in this case I must. These pics are several weeks old! Better luck with the "scoop" next time.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 3:54 a.m. CST

    The Suit

    by KiwiMetal

    I like it. I think people are losing perspective on the time period. The pouches, gun, & helmet are all perfect. The Pants and the Jacket/vest/Harness combo looks a bit weather beaten too and that also gives it a kinda period feel. I haven't seen a screen play or anything online so I only assume that it will finish with him being defrosted in the current decade. Then and only then, if he gets a new costume should it be close to the look everyone has in their heads from the comics. I'm sure a few things here and there will be added to a 'new' suit to butch it up a bit though...

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 4:06 a.m. CST

    The look of the costume does make sense for that era.

    by Stalkeye

    however, once cap arrives in the 2000s, via cosmic cube or the obvious..suspended animation, maybe stark will provide him with different threads. still hoping for the chainmail shirt with buccaneer boots or maybe the ultimates look.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 4:55 a.m. CST

    One Cube to Rule them All

    by Jeff Myers

    And in the Cheese-fest bind them! Cosmic. Hope it's half as much fun as The Rocketeer. But I'm not holding my breath. If this fails, and Thor goes south (the writing sucks just from the trailer - "puny weapon" - that's bad HULK dialogue from the 60's comics.), then there'll be NO Avengers film.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 5:47 a.m. CST

    theres like one new photo here of Hugo Weaving

    by Smack_Teddy

    im pretty sure i saw the others weeks ago

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 5:54 a.m. CST

    that said they are very nice photos

    by Smack_Teddy

    Hayley Atwell consistently gave me the horn in 'The Pillars of the Earth'<p>...oh yeah she also seemed like a pretty good actress

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 6:37 a.m. CST

    First superhero costume with a regular trouser fly

    by Meinert Hansen

    At last! A costume where the hero can take a quick piss between ass-kicking! Take that, mister one-piece-bodysuit, Spiderman!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    What's with this notion that the costume must look "practical"? Who cares? It (and 99% of every other comic book costume) has never in any of its 70 years looked remotely practical. Why start now?

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 7:14 a.m. CST

    The shield getting dinged up

    by Bob Nautilus

    It's not the shield taking damage, it's the paint job. The shield is indestructible, the paint on it isn't.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    I'm not usually one to bitch about AICN posting old news...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...I mean, it's often new to me even if it's been on other sites. But I swear, that Cosmic Cube pic has been around for months.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Well, I like Cap's costume

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    That would be pretty much what I'd expect someone going by the name of 'Captain America' to possibly look like. Although, it does look like someone had fun with duct tape on some of the parts of the costume. Still like it.

  • Doesn't it?

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    He's holding a new product from Apple.

    by v3d

    Product placement. It's everywhere man.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Aint it very old news

    by prawnofthedead

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 9:33 a.m. CST


    by SunTzu77

    That helm design is HORRIBLE. And what is Hugo Weaving holding? The Kaiburr crystal!

  • ...while holding a giant sized Ice Cube.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Evans' suit looks more like Captain Paratrooper if anything.

    by Stalkeye

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    The fact we are gonna get into Cree and Skrull stuff makes me giddy

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    uh, that would be "KREE"...

    by Astronut

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Mit our ginormoos salt creestals...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Chermany vill rule der vorld!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    I can accept all the retro brown leather belts...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...but that helmet looks like ass.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    New Apple product? The iSpark? The iCosmicCube?

    by Royston Lodge

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Vas is das? It won't fit in mein beer mug!

    by impossibledreamers

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Hope its better than ROCKETEER (snooze fest!!!)

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I liked the FEEL of the Rocketeer... the overall production design and atmosphere was fine... but let's be honest, the actual MOVIE ITSELF was a total snooze fest. Honestly, what the Rocketeer movie needed more of was...well, more Rocketeering. That's my biggest worry with this movie. I'm sure the money was spent in good ways... I'm sure the production designer and costume designer and cameraman... etc, etc, etc... all did their jobs... ...But, sorry, the biggest problem with THE ROCKETEER was Johnson himself, for failing as a director to realize the movie needed more "umphf" to propel it along. And if you think I'm wrong about Johnson's sense of pacing, just look at his failed WOLFMAN movie as further evidence. So I'll keep my fingers crossed For CAPTAIN AMERICA, but won't be surprised if it looks good, but ultimately disappoints as a movie that you can really get into. Oh yeah -- and I still think Cap's boots and gloves should be red too.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Best thing about THE ROCKETEER...?

    by Big Dumb Ape

    The irony of THE ROCKETEER? Forget Johnson dropping the ball with the direction. The BEST and most memorable thing to come out of that movie was James Horner's score. Now HE was firing on all cylinders when he scored that puppy!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST


    by Suskis

    This cap looks totally gay. There's still a tiny hope because Hugo is such a great actor he can save the movie itself.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    speaking of gay costumes

    by redkamel

    they should make a "Shazam!" movie. Captain Marvel is one of the most underappreciated heroes in my opinion. His costume is this mix of "really gay" (per AICN standards) but also really awesome and "fuck you this is my costume". Especially when they use the body type from the 50s, when buff dudes were just thick dudes, and they put him in the one piece red suit with a white shoulder cape.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    He's holding a laser etched 3D Mickey Mouse souvenir cube

    by SithMenace

    If you've been to any of the thousands of cheap souvenir shops on International Drive, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    It's yet to be seen if Joe Johnston can overcome

    by SithMenace

    the Wolfgang Peterson cheese that seems to hang over his movies.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Alas poor opaque cube; I knew it well, Horatio!

    by tiggr009

    A cube of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; it hath borne me upon its smooth back a thousand times...

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Duh! It's A COSMIC CUBE

    by NeonFrisbee

    You guys read comics right?

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Either Way, This Is Looking Good

    by NeonFrisbee

    Thor looks terrible. Green Lantern looks terrible. XMen First Class *may* just be unique enough to work, but it's hard to say. But this looks pretty good thus far.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Johnston's "Rocketeer" was hampered by Disney's 90's politics

    by Meinert Hansen

    It was Joe Johnston's first feature, and Disney's fat paws were all over it, trying to make it 'family friendly' and politically correct, thus neutering it and making it less daring than it was intended. They were then stuck with a film they couldn't market, and released it the same time as 'Terminator 2.'

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    "I haff invented...der 3D cube!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    It's Megatron holding The Allspark

    by bonecrushersmith

    Hugo Weaving. Megatron. Hugo Weaving. Megatron. GET IT?

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST


    by blackflowerX

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Damn you, Justin Bieber!!

    by BurntOrange

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    gayffrey_fagmyle :


    why would I be forced to work the gloryhole, when you happily do it for free? don't worry, I will stick some dog cock in there for you, I know that's your favorite!