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31 January 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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It's that time of the month, the day we reveal the new Empire cover and its stars-and-stripes covered star, Captain America: The First Avenger. Doesn't he look upstanding and anti-Nazi-y? Roll on World War II, we say.

The film, of course, tells the story of skinny, weak Steve Rogers (Chris Evans. plus a bunch of digital trickery), who is determined to fight in World War II despite constantly being turned down for service on medical grounds, and who becomes a volunteer for a Super Soldier Serum formula which turns him into the ultimate soldier (Chris Evans, plus a weight regime that would kill lesser men). Only problem is the fiendish Nazis he's going to have to fight, led by their ruthless commander Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) and his men.


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“Scripts had been developed that took place half in World War Two, half in the modern day and none of those scripts were particularly successful because the costume ended up overshadowing the man,” says Marvel chief Kevin Feige. “So we finally said, ‘If we could make a Captain America movie any way we wanted to make it, how would we make it?’ Well, we’d set the entire movie in the past, in that period, with all of the Marvel trimmings. And so we made the fun, kick-ass Captain America movie we wanted to.”

“I’ve always loved Raiders and the tone that it had,” says director Joe Johnston. “It was period but didn’t feel like it was made in the period. It felt like a modern-day film about the period, which is what we’re doing on Captain America. It will not feel like a war movie. It’s funny where it needs to be and emotional where it needs to be and serious and full of action.”

And he's not just an American hero, argues Evans. “I think he’s the ideal human,” says Evans. “Not just American. It’s what being a good person is. Steve’s managed to overcome all the shortcomings he’s had in life and he does what’s good and what he believes is right.”

 


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Too pretty
I have to say I thought captain america would be a bit less of a puff. It's not good or bad it's just something I thought. More

Posted by msa92 at 14:24 on 18 February 2011 | Report This Post

Rocketeer minus the jet pack! Brilliant!
He did a brilliant job with Rocketeer as a period/comic/action film so I can't wait for this. More

Posted by giddig at 19:34 on 01 February 2011 | Report This Post

Good Old US Of A again
Sorry about the posts (don't know what happened) with nothing in them, anyway bit more interested now it's set in the past, but all I can say is get this out of the way so we can get to "the Avengers" as I'm sorry to say Cap USA does not really float my boat, but for some reason prospect of "the Avengers" movie does? More

Posted by ODForrest at 12:48 on 01 February 2011 | Report This Post

Good Old US Of A
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Good Old US Of A
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Posted by ODForrest at 12:42 on 01 February 2011 | Report This Post

Meh! Not at the cover so much. Just my indifference to Captain America :D More

Posted by Jaybee79 at 11:34 on 01 February 2011 | Report This Post

Great cover guys.By the way did you guys check the picture of cap fighting what looks like Hugo Weavings Red Skull from your preview of 2011? More

Posted by thegedman at 00:22 on 01 February 2011 | Report This Post

The Captain might be American, but Superman's English! Hmm... maybe next month have Supes with a big union jack behind him? what? I'm supposed to root for the yanks over my own country? not bloody likely. More

Posted by Adrian at 23:00 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

Great cover More

Posted by Coyleone at 21:51 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

Collectors cover?
will there be a subscribers only edition? More

Posted by owenmears at 18:35 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

Is he the free gift?!!!
We haven't had a free gift from Empire in a while after a few hundred requests they give us all a free hunk of a man .... thanks Empire! Very cool cover by the way! Is the Lantern getting one as well? More

Posted by katelm76 at 17:32 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

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Flame on! No, wait... More

Posted by JRockwell at 17:00 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Man-crush?
"Hes the ideal human" Strong, blonde hair and blue eyes......riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight n another note, Jeez Louise, are there any other tidbits of the basic promise for you to reveal? A little bit of a warning would have been good despite how brief those details were. More

Posted by kumar at 16:32 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

Man-crush?
Everybody gets one, right? More

Posted by captainamazing at 16:17 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

Captain America.....
Fuck Yeah!!! More

Posted by Rocket 3000 at 16:09 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

Great design
one of the best cover yet. More

Posted by bereski at 15:50 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Looks good
ike all kinds of awesome, can't wait to read. p;   More

Posted by JIm R at 15:39 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

Looks good
I cannot wait for this months issue. Excited reading about the new spiderman Andrew Garfield! Best issue of 2011, so far obv. :D More

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