"Captain America" in Pictures

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment released eight high-quality, full-frame photos from next summer's "Captain America: The First Avenger." The new photos feature stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, and Hugo Weaving as Captain America, Peggy Carter, and Johann Schmidt. Also featured is Toby Jones who plays Dr. Arnim Zola.

Set during World War II, the film will trace Steve Rogers as he undergoes a government super soldier experiment, becomes a USO oddity, and finally end up a hero as Schmidt, destined to become the Red Skull, seeks an ancient power. Evans, as Rogers, will appear in several costumes, including the "Ultimates" inspired one seen below. He finds a proper costume with the aid of Howard Stark.

He will also, reportedly, lead a group not unlike The Howling Commandos of comic book lore.

Directed by Joe Johnston ("The Rocketeer"), the film also stars Sebastian Stan as Bucky, Tommy Lee Jones as Colonel Phillips, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine and Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury from the "Iron Man" movies. The film will also set up 2012's "The Avengers," featuring both Evans and Jackson. "Captain America: The First Avenger" is currently set for release on July 22nd, 2011.

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