8 high-res images from Captain America WOW us

Just a few days ago, we showed you the first (tiny) pics from Captain America: The First Avenger, lifted from the pages of Entertainment Weekly. This morning we got to see the same images (plus one more) in spectacular high resolution.

Though basically, yes, these are the same pictures as the ones posted earlier, there's nothing like being able to see some of these scenes come to life in high res. So if you wanted to get to see a close-up of Chris Evans' pecs (like me) or the loveliness of Hayley Hatwell as Peggy Carter or Hugo Weaving before he became the Red Skull a bit more up close and personal, then go ahead and click below. (We know you want to.)

Read the movie synopsis if you want—or just skip to the juicy stuff below.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment... Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by "vita-rays." Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.

Captain America: The First Avenger is set to be released on July 22, 2011 ... and we can't wait. How about you?

(via Collider)

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