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Captain America: First Avenger Photo.

A new Captain America photo has surfaced thanks to MTV. Sporting his iconic shield and winged helmet Chris Evans (Fantastic Four) is really looking the part.

Chris Evans as Captain America.

Captain America : First Avenger hits cinemas on July 22nd.

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Red Skull uncovered.

Starring alongside Chris Evans in the upcoming film Captain America First Avenger, Hugo Weaving plays Caps arch enemy Red Skull. Everyone knows the story of Steve Rogers aka Captain America but not many know who this Red Skull is and how he came to be a super villain, so I thought I would find out what I could and shed light on this characters dark past.

Long time enemy of Captain America, and considered by S.H.I.E.L.D to be one of the greatest threats to humanity, Red Skull (Johann Schmidt) wasn’t always this force to reckoned with. Johann was born in a small village in Germany, his mother (Martha) died shortly after childbirth and his father (Hermann) blamed Johann for the death of his wife and soon after tried to murder him. After his father failed to kill Johann he committed suicide causing Johann to become an orphan, forced to live on the streets as a beggar and a thief struggling to survive with his hatred for humanity growing each day.

In his teens Johann got a job as a bellhop in a major hotel, while there he served the room of Adolf Hitler himself. Happening upon Hitler scolding one of his officers, Adolf joked that he could make a better officer out of this bellhop. Looking closer though Hitler sensed a darkness within, and soon after decided to recruit Schmidt.

Whilst training up Johann, Hitler was displeased as to how the drill instructors were treating him and decided to bring him up as his right-hand man. Upon completion of his training Hitler presented Schmitt with a new uniform and the Red Skull mask. Working his way up Johann eventually got promoted to head of Nazi terrorist activities with an additional role in external espionage and sabotage. After Johann began wreaking havoc throughout Europe, the US army decided to counter this by creating “project rebirth” which subsequently created Captain America (Steve Rogers).

Whether they will keep much of his back story in the new film, or not mention it whatsoever, or rewrite it entirely is a mystery. Whatever they do with his character though they have kept his image spot on, maybe even improving on the look.

Revealing his alter ego, Red Skull.

Johann Schmidt

Captain America hits theaters on July 22nd 2011.

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Cap poster.

Poster for the upcoming film Captain America First Avenger. Directed by Joe Johnston, Starring Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Tommy Lee Jones (Col. Chester Phillips), Hugo Weaving (Johann Schmidt/Red Skull), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury).

Chris Evans as Captain America

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Chris Evans talks the Avengers.

Chris Evans talked to USA Weekend recently about the upcoming Avengers movie and how his character (Captain America) adjusts to life in the modern world, after being frozen in ice for 50 years before being thored out by the avenger initiative. He also talks about a “Captain America song” which will be featured in Captain America First Avenger.

Here is some of what he had to say.

In the Marvel comics, Cap is a guy who went from the 1940s to modern times when he’s found encased in ice by the Avengers. Assuming part of that will be in The Avengers movie, your Cap will have to live in a world that’s very different from what he’s used to.

Yeah, at least there’s some meat on the bone. You want to play a character that has conflict – that’s what makes a character appealing to an actor, getting to find an arc and a reason, something to chew on. And that’s a lot. If you woke up one day and it was 50, 60 years in the future and everyone you knew had passed away and the entire world around you is different — you don’t have a friend, you don’t know anybody, you don’t know anything — that’d be a lot to take in. It’s exciting as an actor to try and tackle that.

What’s this I hear about a “Captain America song”?

There is a Captain America song, but I don’t sing it. Initially in the film, when he becomes Captain America, long story short the serum is destroyed and they can’t reproduce the experiment so I’m the only super soldier there is. The U.S. government won’t allow me to go to war because it’s too risky and they can’t afford to lose me, but they use me as a propaganda tool and they send me on a USO Tour. So there’s a whole Captain America song, and they try to make him a little bit of a celebrity to try and sell bonds. There is a Captain America song, and there was a week of shooting, and I had that song in my head. I couldn’t stop humming it! It was so annoying. But it’s a funny sequence actually.

Captain America First Avenger hits cinemas July 22nd with the Avengers opening on May 4 2012.

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Red Skull

Here is a first look at Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull in the upcoming superhero film Captain America the First Avenger. The Red Skull is Hitlers head of advanced weaponry who has his own plans for world domination which involves a magical object known as the Tesseract.

Red Skull (Hugo Weaving)

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The First Avenger.

Captain America is yet another film from the marvel studios, directed by Joe Johnston (Jumanji, The Wolfman). Set in 1942 Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a sickly underweight man that dreams of enlisting in th U.S. army to fight the Nazis in World War II but is inevitably turned away. Instead he gets the chance to take part in “Project Rebirth” which turns him into a super soldier in the same vein as The Incredible Hulk. Cap eventually ends up facing the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitlers head of advanced weaponry in an attempt to foil his plans for world domination using a magical object known as the Tesseract. I’m fairly excited for this one, not overly but its there. I’m not fully convinced at director Joe Johnstons abilities as his last attempt at directing (The Wolfman) was really messy and ultimately not enjoyable. But from watching the trailers there seems to be hope for him yet. Also very excited to see Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull in action (Is his German accent going to be up to scratch). Chris Evans I think will also be solid as ol Cap even though he was a bit dubious of taking this lead role, though the before effects on Steve look a bit photo shopped i’m sure it will all come together in the end. Captain America the First Avenger will be the last marvel film before the avengers finally assemble. Out in cinemas on July 22nd.

Here is the first trailer for Captain America the First Avenger.

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