In anticipation of the first footage from Captain America: The First Avenger that will be aired this weekend during the American sportsball competition known as the Super Bowl, Marvel has released the first official movie poster in support of the film. You can see the full image below.The Captain America poster, which features actor Chris Evans in a curiously somber pose, was released on on Friday, and follows a fairly healthy dose of images from the hotly anticipated film based on the superhero created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Earlier this week we saw our first look at the film's version of sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), and before that we were treated to some cool stills of Captain America in action. Additionally, new photographs of tie-in action figures were also released this week.

Captain America: The First Avenger is directed by Joe Johnston and co-stars Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull. The film opens July 22 of this year.