First Captain America trailer unveils villain Red Skull

God bless the Superbowl

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Captain America just showed us what it’s got – and boy is it packing.

The first footage from Marvel’s comic adaptation was aired last night during America’s big Superbowl spree, and has stoked our enthusiasm for the First Avenger.

Managing to set up the film’s basic plot in a breezy, crammed 30 seconds, it shows Chris Evans transform from weedy wannabe into shield-bearing superhero.

Not only that, but we get our first blink-and-you’ll-miss-him glimpse at Hugo Weaving in full Red Skull regalia.

Check out the trailer below…

Impressive bits? Evans looking seriously skinny before his transformation, a plummy Hayley Atwell holding her own against some very red lipstick, glimpses of Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones...

And, of course, Red Skull. A damn near perfect movie interpretation of the character’s comic look, we can find nothing wrong with the creepy-looking chap. Weaving's just created another iconic baddie.

Could America end up being A for Awesome? We’ve got our fingers crossed for 29 July.

Captain? Or grunt? What do you think of the first footage from First Avenger? Holler below...


    • Ali1748

      Feb 7th 2011, 8:16

      Looks alot better than I anticipated.

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    • Krooshlash

      Feb 7th 2011, 11:18

      "Weaving's created another iconic baddie" Sorry, but you've seen half a second of footage, how can you possibly come to that conclusion? The level of hyperbole you and other film publications have for these tent-pole blockbusters, which history will show are usually quite sh*te, has become truly ridiculous.

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    • BruceShark

      Feb 7th 2011, 21:49

      Still have doubts about Chris Evans. He's rather wooden. Still with the decent cast around him they may save this film. Hopes ain't high.

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    • mrkirkwood

      Feb 23rd 2011, 18:37

      Is Hugo Weaving Red Skull or a rather sunburned Skeletor? "KNEEEEEELLLLLLLL!!!!!!"

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