Marvel Comics has released a look at the promotional posters for “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” that the publisher will be giving away this week at Comic-Con International. The posters, based on production art from the movies, will be available to attendees who stop by the Marvel Booth (#2329)
Thor (In Theaters, May 6, 2011)
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the epic adventure “Thor” spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
The screenplay for “Thor” was penned by Mark Protosevich as well as Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz, and Don Payne. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige will produce the film. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, and Marvel Studio’s Co-President, Louis D’Esposito, will executive produce.
Captain America: The First Avenger (In Theaters, July 22, 2011)
“Captain America: The First Avenger” will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.
Directed by Joe Johnston and written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, “Captain America: The First Avenger” is based on characters developed by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. The film will be produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige. Executive Producers on the project are Louis D’Esposito, Stan Lee and Marvel Studios’ Chairman David Maisel. Paramount Pictures will distribute “Captain America: The First Avenger” worldwide.
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