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10.06.08 30 Comments

From Production Weekly’s newest issue comes the news that Marvel’s Captain America flick will be called The First Avenger: Captain America, and will be a period piece set in WWII.

“Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the ‘Super-Soldier Serum’ and bombarded by ‘vita-rays.’ Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.” [via FSR]

Does Marvel have to try so hard to set up the Avengers movie?  They already ruined the ending of the Incredible Hulk. Now Captain America has a colon in the title.  It’s Captain f-ing America, not a sequel to xXx.  If I wanted punctuation I’d move to some fag country, like Belgium.

(Still no word on whether Furry Captain America will be involved, that’s just my favorite picture ever)

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