CAPTAIN AMERICA-shooting July 2010:Casting, Rumors, Pics till release

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  1. Captain Craig

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    Re: CAPTAIN AMERICA-shooting July 2010:Casting, Rumors, Pics till rele

    That explains why I see seams.
    Wonder why the guy painting it followed the 'v' line in the costume? The above shop job up thread painted it more traditional and that I can tell is an FF promo shot.

    The old trailer for that 90's Cap was sad but fun.
    Thanks for posting that! :techman:
     
  2. Shazam!

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    Probably the worst piece of casting in Marvel history.
     
  3. Duncan MacLeod

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    Alba or Evans?
     
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    i always thought John Wesley Shipp who played The Flash in the early 90's CBS show, would have made a good Captain America, well back then anyways.

    this is him as The Flash/Barry Allen

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    I always thought Shipp looked like Nicholas Hammond.
     
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    ^ Really? Not seeing that at all.

    I didn't see much of The Flash but always remember Shipp as a steroid-using cop who got his ass kicked by David Caruso's John Kelly (ah, back when Caruso was actually watchable) in the first season of NYPD BLue.
     
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    It's the mouth and nose I think because from the eyes on up he looks nothing like Hammond.

    I also have to say that Shipp would have been a good Cap. He had this nice PB & J with a glass of milk quality that Captain America also has. Of course Barry Allen was a pretty wholesome guy himself. If Barry had existed in the Marvel U I could easily imagine him being selected for the Super Soldier program.
     
  8. Captain Craig

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    A brief chat with Chris Hemsworth on Chris Evans and what he's heard to date on Avengers.

    Could Avengers really get going by January? We haven't even heard about anyone working on a script, not that they have to tell us but they usually do.
     
  9. Shazam!

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    LOL I remember seeing the original FF promo and thinking how silly that pose is.
     
  10. Peter the Younger

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    A part of me thinks they need to really tone down Cap's costume, by modern standards it seems so tacky. But the other part of me says, "No, this guy is supposed to represent the best of America, the greatest generation. You have to own it." I dunno, maybe this country could use a big smack in the face reminding us that we're all Americans. Of course, that's a mighty tall order for a comic book movie, but I can't think of any other way I'd want to see it done.
     
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    The director has already said that the version he wears in the field is going to be really "real" (among other things, the stripes will be straps of some sort).
     
  12. A beaker full of death

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    ^ ugh. Yet another superhero movie with no faith in the source material. Give me Sam Raimi any day.

    EDIT: Though I guess I wouldn't object too much to something like this:

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    the original costume's supposed to be a kind of USO outfit and then he winds up wearing another one, probably more akin to the Ultimate Cap one.
     
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    It looks like he's bursting to take a piss.

    'Come on, hurry up in there, what are you doing in that bathroom?'
     
  15. CaptainCanada

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    The Cap costume is admittedly one of the more outlandish ones, particularly given his origin. Though he's going to be wearing the Kirby-ish one in the USO show, just as a demonstration of how silly it would look in real-life, apparently.
     
  16. Nerys Myk

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    No more silly than Spider-man, Batman or Superman. No one going to see this movie should be expecting Saving Private Ryan.
     
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    ^ Though I would love if it were shot with that kind of cinematic sensibility, to differentiate it from the crowd of superhero films. I'd also be curious to see what superheroics would look like through that lens.

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
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    Honestly? It is sillier, and (sadly) that's mainly due to the American flag motif. Some time (I'd say around the late 1960s,) that sort of blatant patriotism began to be perceived as corny, un-hip, and smug (see the Colbert Report intro for an example.)

    Then there is the complication that - correctly or incorrectly - the American flag is perceived in some corners of the world as a symbol of arrogance and/or imperialism. So you've got a double hurdle to overcome: younger Americans who may laugh at the uniform, and foreign audiences who may scoff at Cap's All American hero image as a false reflection. Maybe none of this matters to comic book fans, but it does matter to a studio trying to sell tickets to all the non-fan moviegoers.

    This is why the WW II setting makes a lot of sense; it grounds Cap in the period when it was perfectly credible to dress a guy up in a flag themed soldier's outfit, for propaganda purposes. No, I don't expect Saving Private Ryan, but I do expect to see some grit (and yes, blood) in the fight scenes. That stuff about some people snickering at the American flag? Funny thing, when that flag appears (properly done) in the middle of a battle scene, torn and ragged with chaos all around, it stops being corny. That's what I'd like Captain America to evoke.
     
  19. Nerys Myk

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    Well Cap is my favorite hero so maybe I'm biased. I'd prefer they embrace the comic's imagery rather than shy away from it. He should be fighting a guy with a Skull for a face who has nasty plans for America, not leading a batallion in to battle on the beaches of Normandy or the streets of Paris. Can't say I've liked the attempts to turn Cap's costume into an oddly colored soldiers uniform. I'll allow the helmet like mask, but the whole ammo belt, canteen,combat boots with the trousers tucked in them looks even sillier than the comicbook costume.
     
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    Batman's costume is a poor example to bring up; all of its cinematic versions (apart from Adam West, I guess) are radically different from the comics look. And it is sillier if it's meant to be a soldier's uniform, and it is.

    I love the costume on the page, mind you, but what works on the page doesn't always work on screen.