[UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly has gifted us with several more pics from the Captain America article due out tomorrow. Take a look at Chris as Cappy and even a shot of the Red Skull!. CHECK EM’ OUT AFTER THE JUMP]
There you have it folks, the first (official) look of Chris Evans as Captain America from the upcoming movie, Captain America: The First Avenger.
Courtesy of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, there will be a a six-page exclusive on Captain America: The First Avenger showcasing photos of Evans as Steve Rogers as well as HYDRA soldiers and the first pic of Hugo Weaving as Johaan Schmidt (aka The Red Skull).
The magazine even has the most information about the plot yet!
The movie — which also serves to set up Marvel’s 2012 superhero team-up, The Avengers –– hews closely to Captain America’s WWII-era origins. The year is 1942, and Steve Rogers is a scrawny lad who desperately wants to fight Nazis for his country but can’t because he’s been deemed physically unfit. His fate — and his physique — is radically transformed when he signs up for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation that turns wimps into studs using drugs and assorted sci-fi hoo-ha. There’s a love interest (Major Peggy Carter, played Haley Atwell), there’s a sidekick (Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stans), and there’s the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as The Tesseract (comic fans know it better as The Cosmic Cube).
Captain America: The First Avenger comes out on July 22, 2011.