Red Skull, Cap & Agent 13 Get Individual Attention In New Captain America Posters

Posted by No_name_here (1247 posts) - - Show Bio
I wish my senior portrait had come out this good.

Everybody knows that this summer’s packed with more big “tentpole” movies than any previous year. If we were back in 2001, I feel like the CAPTAIN AMERICA marketing campaign would’ve reached saturation point well ahead of its release. In 2011, we’re a couple months away from the movie dropping and there hasn’t be a ton of advertising for it, yet. Not as much as I can see driving past billboards in LA, anyway. Perhaps we’re in store for a tighter and more focused campaign - - the special forces equivalent of brand awareness.

Either way, every big movie these days has to have its own series of character-specific posters. I really want to say the policy started with the first X-MEN movie, because it’d be a hoot if that movie started a trend that a flick like BRIDSEMAIDS is following, 11 years later. Regardless, we’ve got these one-sheets from Joblo that give some individual attention to Cap, Peggy Carter and the Red Skull. They’re more direct than all those edgy “the god of…” posters THOR had and less outlandish than GREEN LANTERN ones which put a lot more attention on aliens like Kilowog and Tomar Re. But that’s A-OK - - Cap’s a straightforward guy.

I do think it’s a little funny that Peggy’s poster just has her standing there without a gun in hand. All she’s packing is sass, I suppose.

#1 Posted by VanTesla (524 posts) - - Show Bio

Skull doesn't look as good in this pic...
#2 Posted by ARMIV (3927 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. Red Skull looks great! They did an awesome job with that Nazi scumbag!

#3 Posted by Dracade102 (8452 posts) - - Show Bio

AT LAST!!!!!!!

#4 Posted by Decept-O (7827 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking good on all fronts!

#5 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Amazingly I think the Peggy Carter poster is the best looking one.

#6 Posted by -Hesperus- (177 posts) - - Show Bio

I love it when the first two posts on an article completely disagree with each other... xP 
I personally think Red Skull looks freaking AWESOME there. But they do need a little sign saying "DUDE IT'S HUGO WEAVING!" just to make sure the average movie-goer gets the message. I mean, who doesn't love Hugo?

#7 Posted by Shadow_Thief (2511 posts) - - Show Bio
@-Hesperus-: I can just hear him saying "Americans are a virus..." ;)
#8 Posted by Pacperson (305 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate these boring poses =/ 
But they look good. lol "all she’s packing is sass"

#9 Posted by Deranged Midget (18236 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap looks awesome! Great mix of Ultimate and 616.

#10 Posted by Bestostero (5782 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan of the female lead...

#11 Posted by pikahyper (14754 posts) - - Show Bio
@VanTesla said:
Skull doesn't look as good in this pic...
agreed, kinda looks like a still from a video game not an actual person.
#12 Posted by LB70145 (197 posts) - - Show Bio

Agent Smith as Elrond as V as Megatron as Red Skull

#13 Posted by maxicere (998 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skrull looks really great!! I don't like Captain America suit.... It's tooooo modern for the 40s

#14 Edited by Jordanstine (943 posts) - - Show Bio

Guessing it's mimicking the posters of the 1940's perhaps?


#15 Posted by DoctorTrips (128 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a fair amount of hope for the Cap movie, the Red Skull looks good, Cap works visually; he might even punch Hitler in the face. Good stuff.

#16 Posted by KingLoki (396 posts) - - Show Bio

That's one hot girl.
Skull looks awesome, though that pose is weird.

#17 Posted by Emperormeister734 (893 posts) - - Show Bio

all nice 

#18 Posted by StarKiller809 (1727 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull.... looks kinda bad in the picture. I hope it turns out a bit better in the film.
#19 Posted by cattlebattle (14386 posts) - - Show Bio

Love Cap.....Don't have a lot of faith in this movie

#20 Posted by mark5 (1220 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jordanstine said:
Guessing it's mimicking the posters of the 1940's perhaps?

I think so too. 
#21 Posted by The Impersonator (6956 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool posters!

#22 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2268 posts) - - Show Bio

hey has a big
#23 Posted by DMRxxASSASSIN (116 posts) - - Show Bio

these look goofy...  
but im still lookin forward to this movie!
#24 Posted by cyberninja (10527 posts) - - Show Bio


#25 Edited by Shaanyboi (68 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh.... could've been better.  They could've classed it up a bit.  Given a bit more drama to these images.  All these characters are just standing there in very boring poses.   Maybe given a bit more mystery to the Red Skull's poster.  I mean add a little bit of mystery so you can't really see his face.  Add a bit of menace to it.  And yeah, that last poster is REALLY dumb. 

Hell, why not stylize it to look like the WW2-era artwork?  As it is, it just reminds me of those really bland Prince of Persia movie posters.

#26 Posted by goldenkey (3033 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they look great.  Don't know having Peggy Carter on a poster sells the movie tho.  Captain America looks awsome but his mask look something I would have ripped off and said was to damn tight. 
#27 Posted by shawn87 (2798 posts) - - Show Bio

About time they release something else for this movie. All the other movies are getting all kinds of promotion and attention. For a minute I felt like this film was being neglected. 

#28 Posted by Grim (2188 posts) - - Show Bio

.................... looks ok to me.

#29 Posted by Dark Cell (454 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha OMG!!! Red Skull looks so evil its awesome!
#30 Posted by theicon (1827 posts) - - Show Bio
@LB70145: MR
#31 Posted by Sammo21 (729 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I am excited for this movie these posters are really bad photoshopping.  I mean, its readily apparent how bad it is.

#32 Edited by cmaprice (857 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jordanstine said:

Guessing it's mimicking the posters of the 1940's perhaps?


Lang's Metropolis was from the 1940s now? Wow. Film school didn't benefit me at all. Heh.
#33 Posted by TDK_1997 (16121 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks very good
#34 Posted by Out_of_Space (778 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome. I can't wait for this movie.

#35 Posted by Icemizer (181 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the Skull with the sole exception being he is not a Nazi anymore. It kind of makes him less evil when he is not proudly wearing the swastika armband.
#36 Posted by War Killer (20954 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor's posters look better.
Red Skull looks weird like he's about to fall over O_o and if you don't know who Peggy Carter is, that poster is pretty pointless....
Still looking forward to the movie though.

#37 Edited by Iridium (150 posts) - - Show Bio

What is the Red Skull doing, catching flies? 

And what is the Human Torch doing dressed up at Captain America.
( yea, I still can't let go of that )

#38 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

What that poster isn't showing you is that the Red Skull is grabbing his crotch and saying "bring it".

#39 Posted by Loki9876 (3326 posts) - - Show Bio

there are also 2 new tv-spots

#40 Posted by capfan80 (363 posts) - - Show Bio

Did you notice the crisp HYDRA belt buckle on the Red Skull?  Nice detail.

#41 Posted by Eyz (3187 posts) - - Show Bio

Agent 13?
Badass Red Skull!

#42 Edited by UnclePappyWolf (160 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool outfit...But why is the Human Torch dressed as Capt. America!? Love the Red Skull though ....Hugo Weaving was a great choice!

#43 Posted by SlimJ87D (11921 posts) - - Show Bio

What about Bucky? He deserves more attention...

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