NECA introduces a new battle-damaged version of the First Avenger! Based on his appearance in the blockbuster movie The Avengers, Cap stands 18″ tall and has a brand-new, unmasked head sculpt featuring the likeness of Chris Evans, plus new deco showing damage from the battle for New York City. The truly incredible degree of detail includes over 25 points of articulation, including neck, shoulders, torso, elbows, hips, knees, wrists, and more. The figure comes with interchangeable hands and Cap’s signature shield with straps.
“I don’t think it is quite fair to say DC is finally getting their act together,” replied Kevin Feige when Empire said so, and asked the Marvel Studios president/producer how he felt about Warner Bros. releasing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on the very same day as Captain America 3.
“The Dark Knight movies were rather successful and genre-defining, they altered the genre in big ways. So I think there has always been competition that way. I mean Iron Man was the number one movie of 2008 until The Dark Knight came along, and I loved it. frankly. I love that the number 1 and the number 2 movies of that year, and it has happened a number of times since then, being comic-book movies, even if it wasn’t one we made. Here we are now, 14 years since the first Marvel movie I worked on. At that point it had been eight years and for about those eight years people had been asking ‘How much longer gonna last?’ ‘When are people gonna get tired of these movies? And my answer always was ‘People only get tired if a whole slew of terrible ones come out’. And it was our job to make sure that doesn’t happen. If there are other people out there interested in that not happening as well, I’m all for it!”
He continued, “So I continue to be all for quality entertainment for moviegoers to enjoy on weekends. If it is on the same weekend I enjoy it slightly less. But we are doing what we’ve always done, which is sticking to our plan and sticking to our vision for the movies going forward and we have a very large vision that we’re working on for Cap 3 and for all the threes movies and just because another movie plops down onto one of ours doesn’t mean we are going to alter that. Maybe we should, but we’re not going to.” For those who don’t know, both Captain America 3 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are currently scheduled for release on May 6, 2016. As for the other Marvel Studios adaptation that’s likely scheduled for release later that year, Feige was asked if Scott Derrickson directing Doctor Strange indicates a horror/supernatural-like direction. “I would say you can certainly look at the past work of the filmmakers we hire as a bit of an indication for the tone of the movie, but not necessary everything,” he said. “The Russos, who are well known for their sitcoms, there is nothing sitcom about The Winter Soldier! No, I wouldn’t say just because he has only done horror movies means that Doctor Strange is going to be a horror movie. It means he is a talented filmmaker who we think could add something unique and very fresh to the particular franchise. But there could be scary moments. There are scary moments in all our movies! There are some scary people that Strange has to deal with, I will say.
Just leaked, four new concept images from Marvel’s second phase of movies! Below, you can see a Guardians of the Galaxy table scene reminiscent of the Star Wars cantina, a look at the Winter Soldier from the second installment of the Captain America franchise and then two images we’re not so sure about– more Guardians and maybe something from Thor 2?
To soothe the pain of waiting for these releases, we heartily recommend Avengers Sideshow figures, the most realistic way to enjoy 12-inch versions of your favourite heroes and villains.
Arriving this month, you can order the first series of 3.75-inch figures from the upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER film. The first series has THREE figures of Cap himself, plus a Winter Soldier for good measure. Take a look.
Ultimates Cap, 1940s Battlefield Cap and my personal favourite for overkill Missle-Launching Cap look great even at so small a scale and Winter Soldier adds some much needed variety. As ever, you can purchase these guys individually or get them as a complete set to save a full $6.85.
Black Widow & Winter Soldier make up the latest of the Marvel Twin Packs & Face-off box sets. Pairing the beautiful-but-deadly Natalia Romanova with Bucky Barnes’ Winter Soldier, the two-pack also includes alternate heads for each character, to allow a couple different looks. Both stand about 6 inches tall, feature a ton of articulation (especially impressive for the size) and look just great, ready for display by any Marvel fan.
And if you’re among those waiting for more from the Avengers team, then you might be pleased to at least have this to tide you over, from SoulCulture>’s write-up on the Empire Captain America cover:
“The First Avenger: Captain America” will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.
Chris Evans will star as Captain America and Sebastian Stan will portray Cap’s sidekick Bucky in the film.
Joe Johnston has signed on to direct Marvel Studios’ “The First Avenger: Captain America,” hitting theaters on July 22, 2011. One of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, “The First Avenger: Captain America” joins “Iron Man 2″ on May 7; 2010, “Thor” on May 6, 2011; and “The Avengers” on May 4, 2012.
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