Spoiler alert for a two-year-old movie and 50-year-old comic: Captain America got preserved in ice near the end of World War II and revived decades later. In comics, we've seen a lot of what happened to the characters Steve Rogers left behind in the 1940s, but what about the movie version Captain America: The First Avenger? Marvel will answer that question, at least in part, with a new short film about actress Hayley Atwell's Agent Peggy Carter -- a "one-shot" if you will -- that will premiere at Comic-Con International next week and be included in the new Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray.
Unlike in most Marvel comics where Captain America's indestructible shield survives battles without so much as a scratch barring extraordinary (i.e. involving Wolverine's adamantium claws) circumstances, his movieverse mode of defense is introduced as an unpainted vibranium prototype. Despite getting a very recognizable paint job that survived the Chitauri invasion in The Avengers, judging by a new teaser poster the red, white and blue beacon of defense may get tarnished something fierce on April 4 when Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuts in theaters.
Fans of real American heroes will have plenty of convention exclusive options in the near future form Hot Toys. The toymaker has announced new 1/6 scale versions of Superman III's evil (drunk!) Superman, Captain America: The First Avenger's "star spangled" war-bond promoting Cap and G.I. Joe: Retaliation's version of Joseph Colton.
Q: Wait, what's this I hear about Captain America in a roller derby? Did that really happen? -- @RonHogan
A: Like a lot of comics fans, I spent my Independence Day talking to people about my favorite Captain America stories. Before long, this particular issue came up -- mostly because I'm only about five seconds away from talking about Cap and the Falcon battling their way through a roller derby to the death at any given time. It's sort of my go-to topic in case there's a ever a lull in the conversation, which is why I'm always such a hit at parties.
Filming for Captain America: The Winter Soldier is underway as we speak in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio, and thanks to the Plain Dealer, we now have a look at Cap himself -- or at least a reasonable approximation in the form of a stuntman in full costume. The pictures, taken during the filming of a chase scene, have revealed that Steve Rogers is going to be rocking a new super soldier suit when the movie comes out next year.
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Ever since Marvel began teasing its latest cosmic event last month on Free Comic Book Day 2013 with the special 10-page prelude comic, fans have been itching to get into the Thanos-fueled Infinity...(and presumably beyond).
Movies: New Iron Man 3 footage shown during this past weekend's MTV Movie Awards sees Tony Stark chuck a piano at the Mandarin.
Plush: It looks like Mickey Mouse will finally start cosplaying as Marvel heroes like Spider-Man and the Hulk in plushie form this October.
Gaming: Hal Jordan shows off his Green La
Video: The Pet Collective imagines "Teenage Average Normal Turtles" in its new live action parody vid.
Gaming: What's up with this crazy new Pokemon X/Y Mewtwo-lookin' dude?
Toys: The upcoming Iron Man 3 Marvel Select Iron man Mark 42 and War Machine action figures are going to look a little something like this.
Gaming: The new Marvel Heroes Living Legend Premium Pack collects a whole bunch of Caps.
Video: Walt Kelly's complete storyboard for his "We Have