His name is Steve Rogers. But you probably know him best as Captain America.
This might come as a surprise (or not, as you’re currently reading a site called “Nerd Bastards”), but Captain Americawasn’t simply the “First Avenger”, he was also the initial Avenger to ever appear on the big screen. 2014 is a big year for the ultimate All-American, as it marks a major anniversary for the star-spangled superhero. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we here at NB thought it might be a good idea to trace Steve Rogers’ cinematic lineage all the way back to the beginning, while also taking a look at the few pit stops he made on TV during his silver screen journey. It was a bumpy road, for sure (with some jolts damn near knocking the axle off of his red, white and blue motorcycle-housing van), yet arguably ends with some of the best cinematic output of Marvel’s entire existence. So fire up the Francis Scott Key and let’s take a trip back in time to somewhat simpler days…
Another week, another Captain America story. This week however, is a double header of the red, white and blue super soldier with a bad ass shield that cracks Nazi skulls like coconuts. More footage of ‘First Avenger” trickles in and retro Cap film rears its ugly head again.
My shield is better then your shield
From Entertainment tonight comes a one minute sneak peak at the World War II superhero movie. Either watch this shitty clip filled with horrible EW voice overs or just wait till Friday when the full official trailer is released.
Also riding the America train is the original 1990 ‘Captain America’, starring Matt Salinger and directed by Albert Pyun. What was going to be a big budget movie ended up becoming a low budget, B-movie farce. A movie so shitty that Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger and even Val Kilmer passed on. The film is coming back in a new “Directors cut” of the film, based on Pyun’s own 35 mm CA work picture and temp mix from before he left the film.
Arriving on Blu-Ray in May, and screen at the Fantasia Film Festival in July and B-Movie Celebration in September, you can find out more at Albert Pyun’s website: www.pyun.com