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RE-UPDATED!! Now With Captain America On-Set!! Joss Whedon Makes Cleveland All Explody!!


Merrick again, again...

The SpoilerTV team have further pics from THE AVENGERS shoot - featuring Chris Evans in his new/upated Captain America costume.

This outfit was glimpsed in the AVENGERS tease which accompanied the recent CAPTAIN AMERICA movie, and was put on display at Comic-Con.  To the best of my knowledge, this is the best look we've had at Evans in the modernized costume, although it's possible I may've missed something along the way (been hamstrung with wicked pneumonia). 

Punch the Captain to see a gallery of more!






Merrick again...

AICN reader Tom called our attention to Medical Mutual of Ohio's Facebook page - which features a few more photos and some nice video of the explosions seen below.  Look for an entry beginning with "Holy smokes, check out this explosion on The Avengers set!" HERE.

He also pointed us towards THIS embed featuring a tons of extras, running, and banging (I don't mean the extras were banging while running...ah, never mind...)


Original article follows...





Merrick here...

A number of photos from the Cleveland shoot of Joss Whedon's THE AVENGERS reveal...well...see for yourself. 

These photos and embed come from THIS post at SplashNews.  Click either shot to find more.



The following was sent in by AICN reader Jimsrq.



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  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST


    by Geoff

    first yet again boys

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    by Geoff

    Nice explosion btw. Shame the kid at the end didnt seem too fussed with it :)

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Not first!

    by Capwolf

    Cleveland has been awesome allowing Whedon to rip it u like this. This movie is looking nice

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Still CLEVELAND!!!!

    by MacReady452

    Come on down to Cleveland town everyone Our chief export is crippling depression Come see our river that catches on fire It's the perfect place if your a douche bag Our economy's based on LeBron James. At least we're not Detroit WE'RE NOT DETROIT!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I'll take fourth with a cool post anyday

    by MacReady452

    first can suck uncut penis.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Where's the movie pics? cleveland looks like this anyway

    by Waka_Flocka

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Cleveland: Still better than hillbilly Pittsburgh.

    by HoboCode

    New football stadium. Newish ballpark. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Beautiful architecture. Sailing/boating and fishing on Lake Erie. The Flats. The Warehouse District. But hey, Pittsburgh has perogies.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Yep, that's Cleveland

    by zillabeast

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by lochkray

    At Least We're Not Detroit

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Love the practical 'splosions

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    Live fireballs beat GCI fire any day of the week. I don't care if they can make Apes rise, or a blue alien have realistic alien sex, they still can't render fire worth a damn.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    new york this should be in new york!

    by LUIS

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by lochkray

    What happened to half my post???

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Ohhh, poor hobocode

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    You must be a Cleveland native, I can hear the bitterness and hurt coming through in those comments. Feel sorry for you.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I hope Drew Carey was in one of those exploding cars.

    by MacReady452

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    is this CLOVERFIELD 2


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Hulk scene

    by Apple Octopus

    This will be a scene earlier in the movie, when they battle the Hulk... I betcha!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    These pics are so good.....

    by MacReady452 can almost smell the hobo urine. I actually FEEL like I am in Cleveland.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I heard they paid extras in bologna sammiches


    and juice boxes

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    What the FUCK!

    by MacReady452

    How dare they blow up a Dr. Pepper truck! Have they no respect for the medical profession?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    the NY Post said it was an alien attack

    by fred


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Well they sure didn't pay em in Dr. Pepper, Choppah.

    by MacReady452

    Cause they 'sploded the whole supply.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    the NY Post said it was an alien attack


    Eats babies

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Actually all that is Joss Whedon's ego reaching critical mass.

    by MacReady452

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Man Sugarland sure is tearing up the Midwest this summer..


    im going to hell..

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    My dream scene would be...

    by fred

    some of Loki's magic rubbing off on a crowbar to set up the Wrecking Crew for the sequel

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by MacReady452

    Oooooo...Black Widows tittie.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Have any of you ever been in Cleveland?

    by Andrew Coleman

    A lot of these negative comments are amusing. Most of you probably never leave your house. So why are you dissing a place? Just was in Cleveland not very long ago and it didn't seem bad at all. Don't get it. These pics look amazing.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    First Lebron, now this...

    by JamesT

    Hasn't Cleveland been through enough?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Detroit: Still better than hillbilly Pittsburgh

    by HoboCode

    New football stadium. New ballpark. Fox Theater. The first place Tigers. The Red Wings dynasty (11 Cups) A basketball team. Motown. Gambling. Bob Seger, Kiss, The White Stripes, Eminem, Aretha, The Stooges, Alice Cooper, Kid Rock. Greektown. The Speedway. Cars. Lake St. Claire. Lake Erie. Pittsburgh: polish sausage.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    The kid in the video wearing the green t shirt.......

    by MacReady452

    looks unimpressed. What the fuck does he know though. He is wearing red shorts with the green shirt. Get a fashion clue kid. You are never gonna get laid.

  • If I were there I would have thrown his cock blocking ass off the roof of that parking structure. What an inconsiderate fuck. I bet he has live in Cleveland his whole life. Must be how he was raised.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    That's what Joss Whedon has to say about your crappy intersections!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Shut it, Hobocode

    by D.Vader

    Pittsburgh is great! I go up there every year for a family reunion.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    And those perogies are great

    by D.Vader

    Though I like mine soft, not crispy.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    I guess the one good thing about this shit economy

    by MacReady452

    is that Hollywood can film these super hero movies in American cities. Pitt and Cleveland, i think NOLA is getting a lot of film work. Fuck off Canada and Prague and all you other "America" phonies. MADE IN A'MERCA.

  • But this movie expects me to believe there is something worth saving in Clevelend? Wait, I know. Maybe there's a bomb on a truck, and they decide to make it detonate in Cleveland to prevent it from reaching another city.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    and Pitt has Primanti Bros.

    by MacReady452

    so suck on that.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    That was just footage of Ed Norton trying to crash the set.

    by ClayMatthews

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Isn't this all just stock footage from

    by MacReady452

    The Drew Carey Show?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Sorry but it is not EPIC enough.and i am serious.

    by KilliK

    explosions in a crowded street during a car chase? yeah we have seen it a million times before in multiple action movies,even in b and z movie ones. When a movie is about a GROUP of super-heroes which has an alien god,a super-soldier,a man operating the most advanced weapon in the world and also the strongest,near invicible creature in the world,i expect the scale of the action in the movie, to be in par with the power level of that group. I expect the action to be in an EPIC scale,i expect to be breathtaking,groundbreaking,i expect to see those powerful heroes fighting other powerful villains or aliens or something,and i expect my jaw to fall of my mouth. Explosions in a street during a car chase should be the cherry on the cake,not the grand attraction. GOT IT MR WHEDON?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    i expect to see = i expect when i see.. my jaw to fall

    by KilliK

    goddamn edit.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    When I hear Cleveland I think of...

    by photoboy

    ... Howard the Duck! This must be the first time since Howard that Cleveland has dared let Hollywood back on its streets.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    yes good point...I hope they don't pussy out on this one.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    The blew up those families!

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    They totally didn't get clear.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Local News website

    by diverjimi since it looks like much of the info here has been lifted from here ;)

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Local News website

    by diverjimi since it looks like much of the info here has been lifted from here ;)

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Killik, its one behind the scenes video without ANY context

    by D.Vader

    Save your complaints about "not epic enough" when you see the finished product. This could be one brief practical effects shot in the midst of a giant CGI enhanced sequence of an alien attack. Talk about jumping the gun.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Cleveland is standing in for NYC

    by D.Vader

    For those of you who didn't get that memo... This doesn't take place in Cleveland.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    d.vader ok,i will wait for the finalized movie

    by KilliK

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    i was expecting Drew Carrey at the end........

    by ryan


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I do hope it will be suitably epic enough too, Killik

    by D.Vader

    I hope Marvel gave Whedon a suitable budget for it.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    that additional footage is bullshit tom.

    by MacReady452

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    no World War Z update?

    by MacReady452

    started filming in Glasgow. Wake up AICN.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by MacReady452

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    here is a live webcam overlooking a Glasgow street

    by MacReady452

    it is currently lined with American cars.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    how do you know it will be PG13?

    by MacReady452

    Maybe it will be Temple of Doom level PG13.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Damnit Whedon

    by MoviesEtc

    We'd all like to flee to the Cleve

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    They truly are Steaming through Cleveland.

    by HSStudios

    First Cleveland Steamer comment. Thank you.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Cleveland hecklers...

    by 3774 guys crack me up!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    NY, Cleveland, Budgets, etc...

    by Hellstrom

    I don't think substituting Euclid Avenue for Penn Station should be looked on as some foreshadowing doom for the movie (or its budget). Its much more cost-effective and efficient to film generalized street chaos outside of NYC. Also, they may simply no longer be allowed to do explosions of that kind so near a landmark like Penn. And to be fair, I think they have, or will, be shooting in NYC.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST

    R rated Avengers - haha

    by babblerouser

    Just cuz grown ass men are into comic books doesn't change the fact that the source material was consumed by youngsters to begin with. Now go find some Manga, grab your handy bottle of official Star Wars/KY limited edition lube with the phrase "This is why Han keeps shooting first" on the cap ya nerd.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Is this due to the Cleveland hellmouth?

    by JackieJokeman

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Merrick, what do these reveal?

    by Playkins

    Maybe I'm dense or maybe I'm looking too deep, but if anyone is surprised the Avengers are fighting aliens, they clearly never read "Ultimates" (which is what this is based on).<P> So, is there something else this is revealing?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Pekar is alive

    by babblerouser

    He managed to split his soul in hundreds of horcruxes which now reside within the bitchy, whiny TB'ers on this board.

  • it that is still the case, HFS.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Heard Cleveland has dibs on the Scott Pilgrim sequel too...

    by babblerouser

    Ironically, the working title is "Mistake By The Lake".

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Is it possible

    by fred

    we will get a Red Skull, Loki, Mandarin and Leader teamup? Or some combination?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Why would this be Cloverfield 2?

    by bah

    Are you confusing Joss and JJ?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    free demolition!

    by mistergreen

    And butt load of tax breaks.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    World War Z update:

    by babblerouser

    It is based on a book. There will be zombies. There is a war. Brad Pitt may go shirtless in some scenes to pull the aging chick crowd or up-and-coming tweens tired of Justin Bieber. yee haw.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    the voice of Bob Uecker

    by babblerouser

    proclaiming "just a bit outside" will now ring in my ear every time the Avengers antagonist's/villainous plans are thwarted....that or the sucking sound of charlie sheen's career aka vacuum-o-death. sad...he made my heart sing.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, noon CST

    Looks a lot like London last week

    by windomearle39

    Roll on 2012 Olympics....between the thieving chavs and the hopeless Underground (either a strike or complete breakdown) it will be a barrel of laughs....

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Yes, Cleveland sucks.

    by one9deuce

    Downtown is very nice. The sports arenas are also very nice. But that's not the problem, it's when you drive into east Cleveland that you'll understand why it's considered a crappy town. I'm fairly well traveled, and I've never been anywhere as shitty as East Cleveland. It's so bad I was having trouble believing it was reality. And the worst thing about Cleveland isn't even East Cleveland, it's that there isn't any hot women. ANYwhere. I've been all around this country, and I have a very broad spectrum of what I think is an attractive woman, but they are few and far between in Cleveland. Never been anywhere with a complete lack of attractive women, if my friend and I saw an even decent looking girl she was "Cleveland hot".

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    looks good to me and quit bitchin Haters!

    by The Founder

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    bibleman, they do need an R rated Avengers

    by ewokstew

    But it would be called "The Authority". Although, that one might require an NC-17 rating...

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by whatevillurks

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Where's the Bat Copter?

    by MrFusion

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    What's it with superhero epics filming in shithole Rust Belt cities?


    I'm surprised MAN OF STEEL isn't filming in Milwaukee at this rate.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Cleveland and Pitts are ok...

    by Red43jes

    ...and YES, I've been to BOTH several times (used to live near Pitts and loved going to Cleveland for concerts that didn't come to Pitts). Chigago is the town to see and do cool stuff! Primati Bros is OK, but HIGHLY overrated (its not bad, just overly hyped).

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    He had to blow it up!

    by hercworshiper

    There's a hellmouth there remember? I was seriously hoping this was news of a new Buffy/Angel Universe show... *sad face*

  • The two cities hate each other more than Faraci hates soap.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    @playkins: When in the Ultimates did Loki get the Cosmic Cube?

    by Chewtoy

    It's obviously not an adaptation of "The Ultimates". First clue? Cap's not an asshole. Now, it may merge elements of the beginnings of The Avengers (Loki manipulating the team to fight Hulk) and the Ultimates (if the Skrull reports turn out to be true), but its definitely not a direct adaptation of either.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Actually has_snyder_been_fired_from_superman_yet, re: KISS

    by 3D-Man

    Only Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are Jewish. Peter Criss is Italian. And Ace Frehley is from the planet Jendell.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Hastily Assembled Cleveland Tourism Video

    by Autodidact

    I'll take any excuse to link to this: And this:

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST has pics of Cap on the set

    by 3D-Man

    go now

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Didn't Howard the Duck take place in Cleveland?

    by Tom Vidovich

    So, it has that going for it...

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    debating the merits of Pittsburgh vs Cleveland

    by babblerouser

    makes about as much sense as to compare whether getting ass raped in prison is any different than getting buggered in Gacy's apartment. Either way, you probably would rather be somewhere else doing something else.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Nice headline, by the way

    by bah

    Very Whedon-esque. The sort of thing any one of his characters would say in their indistinguishable way.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    why film in the rust belt?

    by babblerouser

    cuz when you start your pitch to the chamber of commerce with "we will give you money to blow your fucking town up", the committee members literally fall on themselves to sign the paperwork. And the union boys ain't been gettin' their dues for sometime now.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    mel gibsteinburg:

    by UltraTron

    Uh. Yeah. Yeah they can actually.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Fuck Primanti Bros! How about the Living Dead?!

    by Tom Vidovich

    Considering the entire zombie genre started as a Pittsburgh regional genre I think Romero and Savini are a hell of a lot more important than some fucking stacked Scooby Doo sandwiches! No Pittsburgh- no World War Z, Shaun of the Dead, Walking Dead, etc.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST has lots of stuff this site doesn't

    by alienindisguise

    looks like aicn is trapped in the past at nearly every turn.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I like the WWII suit better.

    by rev_skarekroe

    I'm not sure the deal with the silver flair on the shoulders and the visible zipper is all about. But I know Evans can pull it off, so the costume is secondary.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Haha -- Pittsburgh -- "We were undead...

    by babblerouser

    before it was cool." Guess the first Hot Topic, American Idol original casting call, inaugural Democratic National Convention - all of them sprang up there, what with all the mindless zombies running about.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Should have the Avengers crash

    by UltraTron

    Biloxi Ms the second largest gambling destination on earth. Their hard rock casino actually has bands playing in it all the time. Judas Priest is coming next. I'm flying in for that shit. That town rocks. I'm touring across America and so far Houston had the Alamo Drafthouse which I thought was the best theater on earth. But that's all know about Houston except that it's hotter than anywhere else in America and so big you could never cover the whole area. But this little gambling town on the beach is actually cooler than anywhere. The Beau Rivage casino built by belagio guy is better than belagio because it has waterfront views. They got 24 hour bars and drinking in the streets. It's potentially the coolest little town with everything to do on a beach with a great coliseum to boot. Next up is Florida. I can tell you the women started getting hot after Phoenix. So far it's been an upslope where they're getting hotter as I go.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    killik has-a the retardation

    by Astronut

    I had no idea killik was so naive/mentally challenged until I read that comment above where he bitches about the street explosions looking not '' epic '' enough. This is how movies are made. They blow stuff up and then add in lots of stuff using a computer and then they have different camera angles and then they edit things together so that it * ends up * looking epic. Wow. How dumb are you? I'm being serious.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    @rev_skarekroe, I prefer the WWII suit more too

    by Pigdog

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Where are all the "there's no set security" whiners now?

    by Mattman

    It's okay when Avengers behind the scenes get leaked but not Dark Knight Rises? Hypocrites.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I like WWII Cap better...

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Pity Joss didn't really blow up Cleveland...

    by Sithtastic

    not only would I pay to see that, I'd contribute to them starting over. Speaking as someone born and raised in NE Ohio, you could quite frankly level all of Cuyahoga Co. and most of if not all of Summit Co. (home to Akron, the only city Cleveland feels comfortable belittling) and no one would notice. On the "bright" side, it least it's a nice place to film for what I pray is dirt cheap compared to say a real city...but I digress.

  • Commence nerd fight ... NOW!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    re: Astronut

    by babblerouser has to wonder if the truly retarded are those who are burdened with that load or those that stand on the street, pointing out the obvious while snickering to complete strangers.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST


    by Mattman


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Crawl back into your holes in your parents basements Cleveland Haters

    by Jack Desmondi

    New Casinos, New Convention Center, New Flats Development. Cleveland's one of the very few major cities in the Country that actually has real positive economic activity going on. So go fuck yourselves, haters. You probably live in some shitberg, economically crippled and illegal overun LA or toilet smelling NYC.

  • This film has been ruined by this retarted suit, thanks Joss Retard.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST


    by DoctorWho?

    Just sayin'

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    =they still can't render fire worth a damn.=

    by KilliK

    the fiery explosions in Avatar were cgi.and they looked very no you are wrong.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST


    by Mattman

    There ya go.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    choppah - nerds don't fight

    by babblerouser

    over profit/revenue topics... The closest you see nerds raging in the economical supply-demand arena is when there are only 3 Princess leia-themed hookers @ Comic Con.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by DoctorWho?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    how unfortunate for Chris Evans


    after wearing the cooler suit which was retro, stylish, practical and made sense, to then having to wear this retarded rubber suit which makes no sense and makes his head look like a lollipop

  • what the fuck?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    of course there is growth in Cleveland...

    by babblerouser

    I'm sure Mr Clean sprouts hair on his shaven dome all the time... Like Cleveland, there is only one direction his hair can grow, and any follicles provide contrast to an already present/consistent barren topology.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    The Suit...

    by nightraven

    ... looks gash. Maybe it'll better when seen in the context of its prefered lighting and after the film has been colour graded. I had hoped for wonderful things from the Captain America movie. It was spot on for the first hour. Why bother going to the trouble to lovingly create the set up and establish relationships, then ruin it with incoherent plotting and rushed pacing? Incidently, the teaser looks like a promo for a tv movie. I hope they don't fuck this up!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    he doesn't look happy or uncomfortable in it either


    how sad, after the standalone captain america was pretty damn good.....

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    killik just might be the dumbest person on these TB boards...

    by Astronut

    Based on his earlier comment about the explosions not being epic enough, I would guess he has-a the retardation.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    OR comfortable- i meant- derr


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    The suit

    by simndermot

    That suit is terrible! The one from the movie was a cool update of the comic costume. What a nightmare.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    I prefer the promotional artwork for Cap

    by D.Vader

    The first image we saw:

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    will Ruffalo wear tettered purple pants?


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    tattered...jeez this work keyboard is shit..


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Really liking Captain America's suit...

    by Sardonic

    I don't read comics at all, so everything I know about superheroes comes from movies (and wikipedia). Honestly, I've always thought Cap was one of the cheesier heroes, at least his suit anyway. But this looks surprisingly good in real-life. Color me impressed.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    No...THIS is Cleveland...

    by melikeemovies

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Quick! Cue the Dr. Pepper product placement!

    by Kevin

    CAP: You know, after a long day of fightin' bad guys, an ice cold Dr. Pepper... [Cap lifts Dr. Pepper can into frame] CAP (continued): Really hits the spot! [Cap takes a long drink from the Dr. Pepper can] CAP: Ahhhhh! With a blend of 23 delicious flavors, this is just what the DOCTOR ordered!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    I just won a gold medal in the special olympics...

    by babblerouser

    and the feeling I have right now is just like the one i have when I make personal, disparaging remarks online....It feels great...but I'm still retarded.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    that promo artwork did have a better suit


    seams on the mask, fabric pants that gather, it all looked very utilitarian and practical. this looks like he's wearing a toy. velvety looking rubber. the mask is horrid. BUT not knowing the full story, maybe his first gig out of the box since the thaw is another corny promotional appearance in this suit...when madness breaks out. he fights in it, it gets fucked up and he asks for something that actually lets him move and fight decently....

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy in BEST DEFENSE: "I'm not in the war! I'm from CLEVELAND!!!!"

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Having looked at the other stills of Cap in that gallery...

    by D.Vader

    The other pics look far far better than the one up above. Merrick, why did you pick the *worst* picture to put on the front page here?

  • He looks much better with exposed ears than he does with those weird closed circles.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Yeah the exposed ears look better than this

    by D.Vader

    At least in art form anyway. I'll take the exposed ear art over the closed ears art we got at Comic-Con.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Helmet wings!

    by BiggusDickus

    There must and shall be helmet wings!

  • So, in other words, just make The Ultimates into a movie or two.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Yup, there's only one thing that wrecks shop like that...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...and he's green. Run the other way Cap! Can't wait.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Stupid dinosaur Cleveland jokes.

    by Aaron

    Aren't Cleveland jokes, like, waaaayyy done? It was funny the first couple of decades. Have any of you clowns even been to Cleveland? I know I haven't.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    How bout they introduce a new villain/story line?

    by babblerouser

    oh wait...this is the new Hollywood, where ideas are never too old or recycled and the sparkle from the once bright and magnificent silver screen has been replaced with the faint glow of a polished turd. y'all keep eatin' shit and their menu ain't gonna change.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Cap's modern suit *does* have helmet wings

    by Merrick

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    The Old WW2 Suit...

    by nightraven

    ... was much better. This one looks like he borrowed it off Matt Salinger :(

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    the new costume looks like ass

    by MariusXe

    no, it really does. He looks like a plastic figure, and not in a good way. His costume in the first avenger was much better. this really looks a lot like that made for tv bullshit stargirl costume they had in the JSA episode of smallville... like... just not well made

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    I'll be in my bunk.

    by Dr Gregory House

    I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    and by the way...

    by MariusXe

    I really don't know why, but since I really really hate Whedon nowadays and Marvel is getting more full of themselfes by the second, a small part of me hopes this movie fails terribly. I liked the first IM and I liked Thor but I'm really not sure about this one.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    That suit looks like the progeny of

    by slder78

    Mr. Clean and Smurfette. It's frigging TERRIBLE! Strike 1, Whedon.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    General America

    by Mattman

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Cap sure looks better than Bane to me.

    by kevred

    And by "better", I mean less afraid to be what he is. Nolan's one-color palette looks really timid to me, next to the Avengers' technicolor variety. It is pretty crazy to think that we'll have Evans in that bright, slightly goofy suit being taken seriously throughout a superhero-team film. This hasn't successfully been done before, and there's nothing at all subtle about Cap. They could have easily taken him down the X-Men/TDK route, muting the colors, making the suit more technical, etc, but they've gone full-speed the other way. Think about it, folks: these are the brightly-colored tights we've been wanting for over 10 years now. They're finally doing it. We're going to see how it works. Me, I don't really care if it works 100%. I'd rather have a spirited, bold, brighty-colored Secret Wars panorama than the timid, too-cool-for-school black-jumpsuit dreck that becomes boring after the first time you watch it. Give us a comic movie that's not afraid to be a COMIC movie. The Avengers teaser does show some degree of "none more black" and modern slickness, but there are indications that Whedon knows this has to be allowed to be fantasy. I hope so.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    New uniform looks awful :s

    by marineboy

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Not thrilled about the suit thusfar...

    by dahveed1972

    why not go for a more practical, functional costume? the red and white stripes are particularly silly. that said, im still somewhat optimistic about the movie as a whole. and its bound to look much better in the finished product. the TDKR set pics are equally underwhelming, but i know its gonna look a lot different on the big screen. Dont panic guys! Way too early.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Fuck you guys, I love the suit.

    by Greggers

    He looks like a superhero. Which is fortunate. Because he's a superhero.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    The Cap costume

    by krabklaw

    I wish the people dissing this Cap costume would just remember the X-Men movies where they all looked nothing like their comic-book iterations. This Cap suit doesn't look perfect in this picture, but he is still 100% recognizably Captain America.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    i hope you're right, kevred.

    by dahveed1972

    But i think its risky. They couldve gone with practical, martial non-costumes for all the characters - including cap - just to avoid the sillyness factor. But looks like Whedon has decided to go all in here, which takes balls. Not the safe choice though. Believe me, im rooting for him.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Merrick - ta for the heads-up!

    by BiggusDickus

    I thought the old bugger would be going wingless for one scary moment there!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    they say the heart of rock n roll is in Cleveland

    by Geektard_Smasher

    but who the fuck listens to rock and roll anymore?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    amazing how you nerds put so much thought and content

    by babblerouser

    in an ongoing wardrobe chain/discussion!... Since when did you geeks hitch yer brain to the wagon toting around the likes of The View or People magazine's demographic --- get your geek on fer fucks sake! Feel like I just walked into a heated debate on Mr. Big's choice of kicks in Sex In The City.....just damn.

  • But this is the Avengers, not Cap 2, so im not holding my breath.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    that pic is a bad angle. Here's a much better one.

    by knowthyself

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    And the suit is cloth not rubber.

    by knowthyself

    You guys don't even know what the hell you're talking about.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I figured it out...

    by Horgy

    Cap's WWII costume had big shoulder pads, and other "armored" sections, which gave the overall effect of making Chris Evans look bigger and bulkier. Here he looks too "sleek," which is another way of saying "skinny." I liked the "big shouldered" look for Cap, and for any superhero, really, as opposed to what a "real" person looks like (I'm looking at you, Routh-Superman.)

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    The side profile of the suit is much better.

    by Nix

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Suit looks worse than SNL!

    by batfunk

    I so hope this bullshit fails. Joss is a tv hack guys. Wake up!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Don't like the new suit

    by thommcg

    Looked great in First Avenger though.

  • It still may not be your cup of tea, but you can begin to see some potential for badassery.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    the helmet is the problem

    by mr teaspoon

    I think the World War II suit looked great and is superior to the new one in every way, but the only thing really holding the new one back is the helmet. Thing just looks stupid and unrealistic.

  • does it make a sound?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    he is Captain America

    by eric haislar

    he dresses like a FLAG get over it. What should batman not have bat ears because those look stupid too. I swear there is no pleasing any of you.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    About time they shot somewhere else

    by hallmitchell

    Besides NYC!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    If the ancient runes on Mjolnir's handle...

    by babblerouser

    are translated "Stanley Tools", would a Norse carpentry workshop be available at the next Comic Con?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    This fad of showing movies in production is lame.

    by Arkhaminmate001

    With effects heavy movies like avengers & TDKR the photos of scenes being shot always look bad. Don't see the point, apart from low foreheads saying the movie will be crap because the photos and you tube clips look lame, but i guess 90% of all talkback is just trolling & flaming, oh & bitchin, hatin' etc;

  • Why not make it wider and more like it is in 99.999999999% of ALL THE COMIC BOOKS AND CARTOONS HE HAS EVER APPEARED IN??!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Was Nick Fury the most qualified to lead SHIELD...

    by babblerouser

    or has affirmative action laid yet another blow to Kirk Russel rehashing his Snake Plisken look for a new gig?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by poop

    Complaining about the width of the "A" on his mask. YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by 3774

    The WWII costume was better. The boots and gloves on this one are kinda cool, but the rest of it looks like a Halloween costume. Still rooting for the movie, tho.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Head Wings Needed

    by Norm3

    I hate the no wings look.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    this suit is much better. the ww2 suit looked like ass.


    Joe Johnson is a motherfuckin hack for ruining what could have been a great movie. worst of the marvel bunch so far. seriously, who would give that guy a job at this point?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    There were wings on his head at the USO show in Cap...

    by carlotta_valdes how did they look to you?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    The helmet

    by 2soon2eat

    I think the main problem is the helmet. Looks odd from certain angles.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    he has wings they are painted on.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    babblerouser - yes.. the bullet makes a sound

    by Autodidact

    The bullet makes a sound... somewhat quieter than normal since the front end of the vibrations would be absorbed while it touched the shield. The shield does not.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    No sidearm for Cap in this one?

    by whatevillurks

    I assume he has flash bangs in the utility belt.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Why does he need zippers on his fucking thighs?

    by NemesisOfZod

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Or not... depends on what is meant by "absorbs vibration"

    by Autodidact

    I'm not really sure how that would work. If it absorbs that much energy then bullets would just slide down it instead of bouncing off. Since they bounce I think it makes sense to have them make a sound.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Like many of you,

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    I always just kind of assumed that Cleveland looked tore up like that all the time.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    This is like reading a book before it's edited.

    by knowthyself

    And complaining that the writer has made spelling mistakes. Really not fair to anyone involved to take a bad picture and then complain about it.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Oh Snap! I figured it out.

    by 2soon2eat

    This is his first suit in the modern era. He and Stark are stll not on good terms. Tony will make fun of the suit etc. In act three after they are buddy buddy, Tony will make him a new (cooler) suit just like *sniff* his dad did.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    grapma stark in captain america

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    was awesome

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    meant -grandpa-

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    grapma doesn't really mean anything

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Has anyone mentioned that they don't like the suit

    by Shankapotomus

    Just Kidding! But seriously, I have three words for it: Fab-U-Lous...and that's not a compliment. When did Josh W turn into Joel Schumacker? The not so ambiguously gay avenger. "Does this head gear make me look like a giant blue penis?" Yes, Cap. Yes.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by poop

    MAYBE TO PUT STUFF IN. Think Cargo pockets. think. goddamn fool. STANKED.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by babblerouser

    so at which point does light reflect/not reflect when it meets the event horizon of a black hole? to absorb would assume all impact related vibrations be non-existent, regardless as to which material initiates the vibration. sound..silent shield.

  • atrocious suit,really atrocious.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3 p.m. CST


    by erykthedead

    Cannot believe I am saying this, but yeah I think the wings would make that costume ok, I keep looking at the pic sayin' "It's just off a bit" Not in love with the boots either.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    ah, saw the 2nd.

    by babblerouser


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    you know who is going to save this movie? RDJ. noone else.

    by KilliK

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Captain America's suit brought to you by...

    by babblerouser

    the people's republic of china... The only thing made in America these days are lazy fat nerds. That single star with soon turn red - to match your national debt we keep buying "GONG!"

  • But its still weird to me that Joss "Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse" Whedon is directing the Avengers movie. Unfortunately I don't actually care for the material, either. But I do hope he knocks this one out of the park so maybe he can have he freedom to do something else of his own creation.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST


    by fiester

    It's the Skrulls.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    They say the heart of rock n’ roll is in Cleveland

    by frank

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    and oh yeah, this movie will kick ass


    although, im not 100% sure of whedon

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Come and look at BOTH of our building!!!

    by DrBathroomMD

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Jesus H. Christ

    by Johann Wolgang von Eisenschwanz

    People will bitch about anything.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I mean, it looks like Captain fuckin' America to me.

    by Johann Wolgang von Eisenschwanz

    And that explosion "not being epic enough"? There are some Grade A fucking retards running around today. Oh wait, this is TB. I also hear that water is wet and ice is cold.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    mask need earholes

    by deelzbub

    that's why it looks blowed-out straight on. It's not sitting flush with his skull.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Ive said it once and I'll say it again...

    by qjinx

    CAp looks Awful

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    It's not edgy enough. Why isnt it edgy?

    by Knobules

    Just felt like saying that stupid word.

  • I just typed a long message about how greatful we should be about this movie and all my post printed was the first sentence which was mocking the assholes on here who hate everything. Now all my post says is "CAp looks Awful" Jesus its that a setting on AICN now? no matter what, the posts just come out negative? I dont think cap looks awful, im loving every minute of this, and im looking forward to my childhood dream of an avengers movie HArry, whats going on with my posts being cut down to only teh first three words?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Awesome! They're actually filming explosions...

    by Triple_J_72

    ... instead of some guy on the P.A. saying "BOOM! ... BOOM! ... BOOM! ..."

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    That's some pretty good CGI.

    by Yelsaeb

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    I miss the News, Frank.

    by 3774

    Not so much Mr. Lewis. But definitely the news. lol

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah, definitely Skrulls

    by LouisCedar

    I've seen these shots, plus others on other sites. In those shots, I saw some fancy looking alien gun thingy, and a dude standing around dressed in a mocap suit. Alien gun prop + mocap suits = Skrulls. So, just guessing....1st act: Loki does some of his trickster god voodoo to make the Hulk go nuts (more nuts than usual). Avengers are called in to stop him. 2nd Act: Avengers realize Loki was behind it, gear up to kick his secretly-a-frost-giant ass. 3rd Act: Avengers realize Loki is allied w/shapeshifting aliens, and giant battle with Aliens ensue, with all characters doing badass things while being witty as hell. Thor probably has some sort of epic confrontation with Loki, with dialogue calling back to the Thor movie. Now, just to be clear: I'm excited as hell for this movie, and while I'm pretty sure I have the general bones of the flick down, I'm still ridiculously excited to see it all woven together!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Oh yes and:

    by LouisCedar

    I'm sure that during the first two acts there will be all sorts of nifty "Man-out-of-time" stuff with Cap, and I'm guessing that the whole "I'm in a place that I really don't understand" factor will lead to some male-bonding between him and Thor. Also: Yay for non CGI explosions! : D

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    =to some male-bonding between him and Thor. =

    by KilliK

    i dont think so.Thor will be a 2nd character.Cap will probably befriend a woman ,probably some agent from SHIELD (not Black Widow) and they will eventually become lovers.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Not a fan of Whedon

    by one9deuce

    I don't think he can direct action for shit. But I like that he is actually making a superhero movie with actual superheroes that actually LOOK like superheroes. The iconography is 90% of comics. Is there a famous comic book superhero whose outfit is chinos and a polo shirt? Fuck no, because we see that shit EVERYWHERE. The look is very important. Unless you're Brian Singer making the X-MEN right after THE MATRIX just exploded onto the scene. And the line "What were you expecting, yellow spandex"? Is annoying as hell. Spandex? Sure, if it's a Halloween party. This Captain America suit is not spandex, and if anyone saw the hi-res pics of it a few weeks ago it would be obvious that it's exactly what it should be. It's great. Bring on THE AVENGERS!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    ok but... time period?

    by MurderMostFowl

    I haven't see Captain America so maybe this is addressed, but clearly those are present day cars being blown up.... how is it going to be explained that the Avengers waited 70 years to get started?

  • He should be in every movie? Fillion as Catwoman. Fillion as Churchhill. Fillion as Rosa Parks. Godammit! We need more Nathan Fillion people!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    fillion as ant man...would be awesome...


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Saw Conan the Barbarian tonight in DC

    by LiquidHotMagma

    An abomination. Get ready for the floodgate of bad reviews, it's worse than we thought. Rose McGowen shall be accepting her razzie round about February.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    I need a new suit.

    by CT1

    See what happens when you DON'T steal from The Dark Knight? That's ok, I'm sure all the "bros" who are borderline gay but hide it to fit in the with the frat and only post ads on Craigslist at 2 AM when they're drunk will just go GAGA for that fancy new Cap suit, very Cool.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST


    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    yOu are BAAAAD motherfuckA! I LAUGHED KOBES ass off wiTH that one!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Um that would be R 'D' J....thank you very much

    by DoctorWho?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Helmet looks dumb

    by Binkysguy

    They should have gone with the same material covering his head that the rest of the costume is made out of. Then he could have some honest-to-God wings on the sides of his head.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    liquidhotmagma..Does she at least get Nekkid?

    by conspiracy

    Or is it a total waste of $13 and 2 hours?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:44 p.m. CST

    I like his boots

    by CherryValance

    I would totally buy those. And I hope they got the Dr. Pepper out before it exploded. Because that would be a friggin' tragedy. One more thing, should the people up there be breathing in that explosion?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:38 a.m. CST

    I think I dig his other costume better.

    by Clavius

    This one is cool, but what I liked about his suit in CA:TFA was that it looked like a military uniform that sort of "accidentally" looked like Captain America's costume if that makes any sense. Because let's face it, on the comic page it's fine, but if taken literally into real life, Captain America has one of the more ridiculous superhero costumes out there. This one looks too "obviously" designed to look like a costume and a little TOO close to the comic book. Sure he can kick your ass into a little beef pasty, but you'd be laughing it off the entire time while he's doing it.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Riddle me this, Cleve Haters...

    by Evil Sean

    ...would you rather 1) be working in Cleveland on the biggest movie of 2012 (your DREAM movie because you're a huge nerd like me and everyone on this site) b/c Ohio is attracting huge movies due to a 30% tax credit for hiring locals, a wealth of competent crew & film professionals and locations that can double for every urban and rural terrain except for mountain and desert or 2) be doing whatever the fuck pathetic day job you're doing in whatever anonymous suburb in anonymous America you live in and taking the time online to shit on a city you've never even visited? Cleveland is a nice, cool, sincere place - if you don't know, ask someone who's actually spent any time there. Downtown is lackluster compared to some, greater area has anything and everything you could want. Guess what? Manufacturing has left the US in the last 40 years - the same thing has happened to every industrial city in the US. At least Cleveland has the guts and the foresight to try something else.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Keep the gay guys AWAY from the superhero movies God Dammit.

    by Isaac R.

    Have we learned nothing from B&R and Singerman returns? Oh, and before some fanboi screams "but Joss isn't gay!" Grow the fuck up. That Cap costume is a fucking spandex nightmare.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:17 a.m. CST

    murdermostfowl, re: Captain America

    by Zardoz

    I don't say this often, but, are you fucking kidding me?! Why is The Avengers starting 70 years after Captain America? I know you haven't seen the movie, but geez... go back into suspended animation!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:20 a.m. CST

    I like Cap's new suit, except for the shoulder stuff!

    by Zardoz

    Everything else looks fine. (Can you take the shoulder stuff out in post, Joss!? Please?)

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:33 a.m. CST


    by Dr_PepperSpray

    Captain America sucked, and Chris *whatever his name* meat puppet still looks like a pouty child under that mask. I really preferred the "parachutes are for girls" Captain America from the Ultimates. In fact, I'll take the Ultimates as the official movie adaptation of the Avengers. <P> Sorry Joss. Marvel got me twice this summer with two bad adaptations, I can't do it again dude.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST

    According to comic book lore...

    by AvadaKedavrainthearseohsnap

    Tom Hardy will break Christian Bale's back, and not in the gay fashion..

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:51 a.m. CST

    @evil sean

    by AvadaKedavrainthearseohsnap

    I hate to break it to you, but the biggest movie of 2012, both in size and scope, is going to be "The Hobbit" - followed fairly closely by TDKR... The Avengers will more than likely be disappointing, i'm sad to say.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Also Cleveland is the shits

    by AvadaKedavrainthearseohsnap

    hate that town

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Try living in London...

    by windomearle39

    I'd kill to live in Cleveland

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Sorry guys, Pittsburgh and Cleveland are essentially the same.

    by Jay Eyler

    Been to both. Not that much different.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 3 a.m. CST

    I can't believe that's the best they can do with C.A costume.

    by ganymede3010

    I think the one from the C.A movie looked more modern and visually appealing than this watered down version. That suit is a complete eyesore.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 3:14 a.m. CST

    eh, it doesnt look bad


  • Aug. 17, 2011, 3:19 a.m. CST

    the Avengers should rival the biggest even movies of 2012


    It has a ton of momentum going for it. Iron Man is almost as big as Batman now. All of the Avengers solo movies were successful. The teaser looks very good. The Hobbit is going to be huge but it has the prequel, retread factor. TDKR is probably a lock for 300 million by default but the Joker is m.i.a. I'm a huge fan of Nolan and his Batman films, and Jackson's LOTR series, but I'm most curious to see the Avengers at this point.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    cap looks gay

    by space doughnut

    its the round helmet that makes him look weird...

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Why does Captain America look like the Atom?

    by StatelyWayneManor

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST


    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    The goddamn suit doesn't look that bad. Who gives two rat shits anyway, it's a grown man carrying a fucking salad bowl and fighting crime. Get over yourselves, it's a fucking comic book movie, not Schindler's List.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST

    I'm more excited to see Cap in action than anyone else...

    by kidicarus

    I'm still perplexed how I seem to be the only person that absolutely loved that movie.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Judging Cleveland by the East Cleveland slums

    by oisin5199

    is like judging Chicago by Cabrini Green or something (at least before they cleaned up). Every city has a 'bad area.' But Cleveland also has some really nice areas. Cleveland Hts especially was a great place to hang out when I was a teenager. Heck, even Akron, which most people think of as an industrial hellhole, actually has quite a cool little progressive downtown area known as Highland Square, as well as some amazing forest preserves, better than any I've seen anywhere in the Midwest. oh, and Joss rules.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    what happened to my post? here it is again.

    by oisin5199

    Judging Cleveland by the east Cleveland slums is like judging Chicago for Cabrini Green or something. Every city has its bad areas, but there's some great parts of Cleveland. Hanging out in Cleveland Hts was pretty great as a teenager. Even Akron, which most people think of as an industrial hellhole has a nice little progressive area downtown called Highland Square and some of the most amazing forest preserves anywhere in the midwest. oh, and Joss rules.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    crap! it disappeared then reappeared

    by oisin5199

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Never been to Cleveland...but it can't be bad.

    by conspiracy

    It's full of Professionals and bad can it be? is the namesake city of the "Cleveland Steamer"...for that deviant fact alone it gets the Conspiracy Thumbs up.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Joss, Captain America looks like a Happy Meal toy...

    by Gremlin517

    This costume looks cheap and not very creative--he really does need the little wings at the side of his head or it just looks like those plastic kid masks you get at Toys R Us. Please just because there are a lot of heroes in this--don't chintz on the individual characters--make them all cool--and please give Hawkeye a mask and don't let Sm Jackson turn into an over-the-top clown all the way through the movie...

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Love the Captain America costume: Bold, bright, unapologetic.

    by matineer

    I would have seen this anyway, but this is a good sign.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    chewtoy: Based on, not an adaptation of.

    by Playkins

    I meant it's based (I should have said inspired by) the Ultimates universe, and is more or less an amalgam of the events of Ultimates 1& 2.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Anti-semitism on these boards...

    by Krinkle

    ... getting out of control. You know they burned thousands of Jews during the Black Death just for shits & giggles, just in case they were responsible? It's the "otherness" some of you apply to Jews that allows them to be victimized again and again - like the blacks (two minorities that have a lot more in common than is generally understood)...You guys really need to educate yourselves.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    I trust Joss

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Other than Dollhouse, he hasn't done anything bad in my mind. His direction of Serenity more than proved he can handle a SiFi action film. At least, that's my opinion, and that's all that really matters here. No other opinions here are at all valid, it's just the rantings of idiots.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Not an anti-semite here, by the way

    by Queefer Sutherland

    though some of you who are less than capable of rational and complex thought will never understand. I do not like the government of Israel. I deplore many of their actions against the native inhabitants who have just as much rights as Israel, but are constantly being denied them. It's not the Jews who are doing it. It's the Israeli government. There is no religion in politics, only the pretense. The leaders of Israel are no more Jewish than our leaders are Christian. I know this; I'm Jewish! Such irony! Don't you just wanna puke all over yourselves and rub it in? Of course, I'm a nonreligious, America-dwelling Jew. And I don't care for the actions of OUR government, either. But that's another tale.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Re: the shoulders: anyone else reminded of Ace Frehley?

    by olivehead

    Lose the shoulder thingys and get the head right, and it woudl have been a lot better costume.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by Mo_Rephus

    I loved the Captain America movie and am looking forward to The Avengers (have been for most of my life...ever since I first started getting into comics in the 70s), but I'm not big on the new helmet. I liked the old one. I'm not too sure about those silver "rank" stripes on his shoulders either.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I don't usually say stuff like this...

    by Robert79797979

    But that kid in the video is gonna be gay (or already is). I can't believe he got to see something so cool and he fanned the air away like he was bothered by it. What a fairy.. and this is coming from a gay guy.

  • Aug. 22, 2011, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Wow, that suit looks like sh**.

    by SunTzu77