Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pictures from the Movie Set of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

As a comic book star of the Forties of, Captain America was as patriotic emblem for his country, often depicted fighting the Nazi powers of World War II.
 
But it seems the Captain America in the forthcoming movie based on the iconic cartoon character is going to be bringing his powers to Britain as well.
Today motorbike scenes for Captain America: The First Avenger were being shot in the London countryside. American actor Chris Evans, who also starred in the Fantastic Four comic book films, is playing the title role in the film.

And today his stunt double was snapped in a leafy London location, dressed in full regalia, riding a US Army Indian motorcycle.
True to the original character, the costume comprised the colours of the American flag, complete with a huge star on the chest, helmet and cape.
 
There was also a magnificent Forties-style car on set, which was seen being driven through a woodland location, as well as some more futuristic looking motorcycles.
 The film started shooting in June, when Tommy Lee Jones was confirmed as playing US Army Colonel Chester Phillips.

Dominic Cooper will also play a role as the younger version of Howard Stark, the character which John Slattery portrayed in Iron Man 2.
More filming is scheduled there for later this month. But in the meantime production will continue in London, with a number of key landmarks expected to be taken in during filming.

The movie, directed by Joe Johnston and scheduled for release in July next year, will also star Lord of the Rings actor Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt / Red Skull, Captain America's nemesis and head of the Nazis' terrorist activities.

The futuristic-looking bikes on set today appeared to be carrying riders bearing the Red Skull symbol as a chase scene was filmed.
 
Source:  The Daily Mall

3 comments:

  1. I am not sure how I feel about this.

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  2. Not really how I pictured it in my mind either. Looks like Indian Jones 3

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  3. BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT SINCE THE 1ST HALF OF THE MOVIE IS IN THE 40S WHY NOT HAVE A FEW 40S LOOKING SCENES

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