There's a new full Captain America: The First Avenger trailer. We are all giddy with anticipation. Opening in theaters on July 22, the Joe Johnston directed film stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci and Samuel L. Jackson.
The trailer doesn't have a lot of new footage but there is some that is definitely worth looking at.
Rather than break the trailer down scene by scene, let's look the top five new details this trailer reveals.== TEASER ==
When little Stevie Rogers finally finds a recruitment center willing to allow him to enlist, we see the defining moment that singles him out as the first (and only) true candidate for the Super Soldier Serum. Col. Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) throws a grenade out in the middle of training. As everyone scatters, it's Rogers that leaps towards it, jumping on top in the hopes of lessening the explosion. This showed his courage and willingness to sacrifice himself for others. In other words, it showed he was a hero.
HYDRA the Science Division
Why is HYDRA in the movie and not Nazis? We know that HYDRA is supposed to be part of, or working with the Nazis. What we find out is HYDRA is a deep science division led by Johann Schmidt, aka the Red Skull.
The Cosmic Cube
If you saw the footage from San Diego Comic-Con last year and if you saw THOR, you know the Cosmic Cube plays a part of this movie. In this trailer we see someone, presumedly the Red Skull in possession of the Cosmic Cube and using it. How could Red Skull possibly lose against Captain America and the United States if he has the Cosmic Cube? Just like he did every single time he tried using it in the comics.
From the early trailers, we knew that Howard Stark, father to Tony Stark, was in the movie and pulled the switch that converts Steve into Captain America. In Iron Man 2, we also saw that Howard had some sort of prototype shield. Here we see that he does more that just flip a switch. We see him along with several other Top Men (and Agent Carter) as well as being part of designing Cap's costume.
The End of Captain America?
In the comics, Captain America tries stopping a bomb. The bomb was attached to a drone plane in some tellings of Cap's origin. This is where Cap falls into the Atlantic Ocean and ends up getting frozen while Bucky seemingly dies in the explosion. Towards the end of the trailer, we see what appears to be a bomb dropping and, it's a little hard to tell, but it looks like there could be someone on top. Could this be the final moments of Cap in the World War II era?
Is there anything else we missed? There's some debate over how well this movie will do compared to Thor, Green Lantern and X-Men: First Class. Has your anticipation grown since watching the trailer? If you haven't seen it, check it out on our video page.