Not every superhero is born with great power. Some need a little outside help. If you're fighting the baddest villains in the world and can't shoot plasma beams from your eyes (and sometimes even if you can), then you're going to need a serious weapon.
Joss Whedon got started on the ultimate multiple movie sequel yesterday, as filming began in Albuquerque, New Mexico on The Avengers, in which the stories that started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger will all merge. (And hopefully, blow us away.)
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Captain America (Chris Evans) gets to live almost every teenage boy's dream: He is instantly turned from a scrawny young man into a buff hurt machine. He gets the admiration of his peers and he gets to kiss the girl. And we get to see it all, in new footage of Captain America: The First Avenger.
For any comics fan, one of the highlights of the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger movie has GOT to when Cap tosses that red, white and blue frisbee. And last night on Entertainment Tonight, we saw that shield toss for the first time.
Come this May, superheroes are going to be stepping all over each other on the big screen as Thor, Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger, and X-Men: First Class all release in the brief span of three months. We've all seen their trailers and movie posters and while some are more successful than others, let's face it—so far none have generated the kind of heat that comes with a new installment of The Dark Knight or even Iron Man movie.
Which Super Bowl movie trailers were the ones you just couldn't shut up about? Thanks to a cool infographic, we can now easily see that about twice as many of you talked up Captain America as tweeted about Cowboys & Aliens ... among other things.
For some of us, which teams were on the field last night was only the SECOND most important thing about the Super Bowl. What's more important is that outside of Comic-Con, Super Bowl Sunday's the best time to catch the most awesome (and not so awesome) trailers for Hollywood's blockbuster movies and TV shows.
We've already seen Hugo Weaving wielding the Cosmic Cube—but we've yet to see the gruesome make-up he'll be sporting as the Red Skull. And it appears a costume company was given more of a clue to that on-screen look than the rest of us.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may have turned into a joke, but another Marvel Comics Broadway musical could have been a lot worse. Because back in the '80s, Captain America was almost translated for the stage, and the villain he was supposed to face was ... his own mid-life crisis!