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New Captain America TV spot has chilling revelation

America f**k yeah!!!!

Of all the super-hero movies this (northern hemisphere) summer, the only one that I’m super excited about is Captain America.

Having a young family means that I now choose my movie theatre trips carefully. Thor, X-men: First Class and Green Lantern can all wait until Blu-ray. But not Captain America. In preparation for the movie, I recently took a look at director Joe Johnston’s last period super-hero picture, The Rocketeer. After twenty years, I swear that movie is even better than I remembered it! I’ll be writing more about The Rocketeer in a few days time.

Marvel Studios have been releasing a steady flow of TV spots for Captain America: The First Avenger. Each one effectively the same shots edited differently. TV spot 8 is a little different and offers up a sequence that should get every single fan of the Marvel character just a little excited.

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Spider-man is going to die

Some time in the next year I’m going to catch up on reading my pile of comic-books. One of those comics is going to feature the death of Peter Parker, otherwise known as Spider-man. Issue #160 of Ultimate Spider-man has the web-slinger finally buying the farm at the hands of his nemsis, The Green Goblin.

Whatever.

In 2007 we saw one of Marvel’s other flagship titles wave goodbye to it’s starring character, Captain America. As is the norm in comic-books, as soon as the “death” hype has died down, the “returns” hype builds up. In Captain America’s case he was returned from limbo just in time for the movie.

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