When Captain America: The First Avenger finally finds its way to theaters in less than two weeks, it will mean the end of this time-honored tradition: the Captain America image post. Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Fireside Chats comforting a downtrodden populace via radio during the Great Depression, these frequent batches of images from the upcoming Marvel Studios adventure have helped maintain our precious national sanity during these turbulent and uncertain times. The latest round of photos include plenty of looks at supporting players like Hayley Atwell and Sebastian Stan, but the emphasis is on Chris Evans going from skinny, asthmatic Steve Rogers to ripping and running Cappy.
You can see more where these came from over at The Chris Evans Blog.
That's director Joe Johnston doing his thing in the third image. The man behind The Rocketeer and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is tasked with creating the final Marvel Studios film before next summer's crossover The Avengers, while delivering a solid World War II action film that stands on its own as a two-fisted, men-on-a-mission adventure. The early word has been positive, suggesting that he and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely may very well have done just that.
We'll see for ourselves when Captain America: The First Avenger unilaterally invades theaters on July 22nd.