Monday, January 31, 2011

Empire Magazine's new Captain America cover

New Captain America Picture
Steve Rogers is our new cover star

It's that time of the month, the day we reveal the new Empire cover and its stars-and-stripes covered star, Captain America: The First Avenger. Doesn't he look upstanding and anti-Nazi-y? Roll on World War II, we say.
The film, of course, tells the story of skinny, weak Steve Rogers (Chris Evans. plus a bunch of digital trickery), who is determined to fight in World War II despite constantly being turned down for service on medical grounds, and who becomes a volunteer for a Super Soldier Serum formula which turns him into the ultimate soldier (Chris Evans, plus a weight regime that would kill lesser men). Only problem is the fiendish Nazis he's going to have to fight, led by their ruthless commander Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) and his men.

“Scripts had been developed that took place half in World War Two, half in the modern day and none of those scripts were particularly successful because the costume ended up overshadowing the man,” says Marvel chief Kevin Feige. “So we finally said, ‘If we could make a Captain America movie any way we wanted to make it, how would we make it?’ Well, we’d set the entire movie in the past, in that period, with all of the Marvel trimmings. And so we made the fun, kick-ass Captain America movie we wanted to.”

“I’ve always loved Raiders and the tone that it had,” says director Joe Johnston. “It was period but didn’t feel like it was made in the period. It felt like a modern-day film about the period, which is what we’re doing on Captain America. It will not feel like a war movie. It’s funny where it needs to be and emotional where it needs to be and serious and full of action.”
And he's not just an American hero, argues Evans. “I think he’s the ideal human,” says Evans. “Not just American. It’s what being a good person is. Steve’s managed to overcome all the shortcomings he’s had in life and he does what’s good and what he believes is right.”
p.s.: Thank you again John for the headsup!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Chris Evans at the launch party for Gucci Guilty Pour Homme

Chris was back in London last night for the launch party of Gucci Guilty Pour Homme.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2 Captain America wallpapers

Nothing new but still nice!!

RIP Johnny Storm?

The biggest mystery and the best-kept secret in the world of comics over the past few months has been revealed: Johnny Storm, better known as the Human Torch, dies in issue #587.
So RIP Johnny Storm! (and thank you marvel for giving me a reason to publish an old pic of Chris Evans as Johnny Storm ;P)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

'Captain America' Actor Sebastian Stan Expects Re-Shoots, Raves About Chris Evans

Sebastian Stan is back in New York after months spent in the UK filming "Captain America: The First Avenger." But Stan won't have to wait for a potential sequel or role in "The Avengers" to jump back into character as Bucky Barnes. That's because the 27-year-old expects to be called back to set for re-shoots in the coming months.

"It was from July up until December. We're finished for right now," Stan, who was honored as one of MTV News' 11 to Watch in 2011, said about the shoot. "The possibility of re-shoots is definitely a high percentage. But I think that always helps, because you can come back to it and see what it is that needs to be added or taken away. I think we'll have a little bit of that too."
Re-shoots on such a massive production, of course, are par for the course, and Stan certainly isn't complaining.
In a wide-ranging conversation this week, the actor spoke glowingly about the project, never more so than when he touted his work alongside the Captain himself, Chris Evans.
"You always hope that you're going to be able to work with people that you get along with. Chris and I got along so well," Stan said. "I love that guy. Not only did he really fill out his shoes in terms of being a leader and taking the movie on his shoulders — he did that very naturally, he's a natural leader — but we also got along so well."

Stan revealed that the majority of his screen time has him acting opposite Evans and that the two guys struck up a close, collaboration-friendly working relationship.
"Most of my scenes are with him, so I had the great ability to go to him to talk about the scenes," he said. "He became my right hand man throughout the process."

Monday, January 17, 2011

Chris Evans at the Golden Globe Awards

Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Jane Lynch at the Golden Globe Awards

Chris Evans at the Celebrity Video Game Championship

Chris attended The Home Foundation’s Celebrity Video Game Championship last Tuesday January 11th.

On Tuesday, January 11, 2011 some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment came out to raise money and awareness for five amazing non-profits. Junior Achievement of Southern California, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, The Trevor Project and Grassroots Soccer are all organizations making a difference locally and globally, and which have strong support from the Hollywood community.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

First view: Chris Evans in full Captain America costume

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has a new image of Chris Evans in his costume from Captain America: The First Avenger! My God, he looks great!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Second Gucci Guilty Pour Homme pic with Chris Evans released

A second picture of Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is released.
I'll hope a bigger and better version is available soon. I've also learned that there will be another commercial with Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood for the men's fragrance. This time Chris Evans will star as a modern day cowboy! Yeehaw!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme update

Gucci Guilty For Guys: Gucci Guilty has killed it at perfume counters, in no small part because of its video starring Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood and an innovative online marketing strategy.
Gucci and P&G Luxury are hoping to capitalize again on the younger demographic with Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, which launches this March abroad and April in the US. Expect a similar 3-D commercial (to go along with Gucci’s 3D sunglasses?) and slick print campaigns.

The scent itself shares DNA with the women’s Guilty, and has notes of lavender, citrus, green leaves, pink pepper, cedar, sandalwood, and amber. Prices will range from $27-$73.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Captain America in L'Ecran Fantastique

Spoiler Warning: The next issue of French rag L'Ecran Fantastique has an in-depth interview with Captain America production designer Rick Heinrichs, in which he reveals plot points about the film.

The year is 1942, and Steve Rogers is a scrawny lad who desperately wants to fight Nazis for his country but can’t because he’s been deemed physically unfit. His fate — and his physique — is radically transformed when he signs up for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation that turns wimps into studs using drugs and assorted sci-fi hoo-ha. There’s a love interest (Major Peggy Carter, played Haley Atwell), there’s a sidekick (Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stans), and there’s the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as The Tesseract (comic fans know it better as The Cosmic Cube).

- 90% of the film takes place during the period 1939-1945, but the beginning and end of the feature film takes place today ...

- As an introduction, we see an exploration team discovered the remains of a giant bomber under the snows of the Arctic. Flashback (true beginning of the film): attack on a village in Norway (Hansberg) by troops from Hydra. Johann Scmidt is present (Skull), who has a passion for Nordic mythology. He looks for an object, the Cube [as seen in the Comic Con footage]

- The Skull is a former Nazi party member who left to found the organization Hydra. His vehicle is a car which is nine feet long, shielded and armed ... Hydra's secret base is located in the Alps, and he worked on controlling the energy of the Cube. The Cube is able to open a portal to "other dimensions of space-time. His "human" face is just a mask hiding his true appearance: Red Skull.
- Steve Rogers is a young man puny victim of mockery by thugs in Brooklyn. The body of actor Chris Evans will be digitally processed to give it that look. Steve is already friends with Bucky Barnes [his sidekick in the film]. Unlike Steve, he was accepted into the army and he was preparing to leave.

- The two friends visit an exhibition in New York, "The world of tomorrow." Among the exhibitors? Howard Stark [Tony's father]. There is a showcasing of anti-gravity boots, which only have a fraction of the energy of the cube. Stark Sr. will create the shield of Cap.

- After his transformation, Steve Rogers is used as a mascot in cinema, theater and performing in a music hall. During a performance (at Radio City Music Hall in New York) Rogers ended his show by hitting an actor dressed as Hitler (reenacting the cover of Captain America comic issue #1).

- He became a celebrity, while remaining down to earth, once sent to Europe, where he learns that Bucky was captured in a weapons factory in the Hydra. During this first mission, he frees a group that will become the Invaders.

- There will be a quick montage with several missions of Captain America: for example the sabotage of a train of Hydra. Cap and his crew rappel down a mountain and atterrisent on the roof of the train.

- The final scene: The Red Skull's purpose is to build a carrier style bomber, containing planes carrying bombs, which are destined for London and U.S. cities. The armament and machinery will be important. Red Skull uses the cube to power these machines (huge tank, bomber). There will be a great battle between the Red Skull and Captain America in the plane which eventually crashed in the Arctic.

- Captain America 2: Heinrichs evokes the possibility of a film blending the past and the present [as the current Ed Brubaker stories show]. Especially at a time of the interview, he speaks of the Hydra as an organization still in existence, and Nick Fury is fighting still fighting against it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Empire preview of Captain America

Another Captain America preview, this time from Empire Magazine. When bigger scans are available I'll let you know!
Keep an eye on E.T. this week for a Captain America behind the scenes segment!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Captain America sneak peek

Here's a 6 seconds Captain America behind the scenes promo that aired on ET! Hope to see more of it or a trailer soon.