Poster for Captain America

Posted February 4th, 2011 at 9:15 am

Marvel today released the teaser poster for the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger. The film stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers aka Captain America, Haley Atwell as love interest Peggy Carter, Sebastian Stan as James “Bucky” Barnes, Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine, Tommy Lee Jones as Col. Chester Phillips, Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull, and is directed by Joe Johnston. Hopefully this poster reveal leads into the trailer making its way out soon. Captain America is slated to release on July 22nd.

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.