For all you Captain America fans who have been waiting on the edge of your seats to introduce your kids to your favorite vintage super hero, the first footage of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, a.k.a Captain America, hit the airwaves during the Super Bowl yesterday. Captain America was always going to be the hardest Super Hero to update, and the fact that clearly at least part of the movie is period circa WWII gives one hope that the producers of the film did this the smart way.
Many of the super heroes we see in the cinema each year have roots as old as Captain America’s, but they’ve been updated to contemporary story lines. Whether this attempt to create a period hero will work is anybody’s guess. How well the whole Super Soldier basis of the mythology will fall on modern, war weary audiences is also a big question mark. That aside, however, the spot has the kind of energy that makes comic book fans sit up and take notice. Hopefully, this will turn out to be one of the good ones!