Thursday, February 03, 2011
Best Shot of Captain America Yet
But I REALLY like this. You almost never see one of these made out of practical-fabric, which really makes the "muscle-padding" work a lot better than they do in rubber. Above all else, you can tell it was built to MOVE, so hopefully it won't have the Batman Problem where the fight scenes all happen "around" a main character who can (very obviously) barely lift his own feet.
ALSO: Samuel L. Jackson confirmed on Jimmy Fallon's show (so that DOES exist!) that Nick Fury is set to turn up in both "Captain America" and "Thor" - the Thor part is news, previously it'd been said that he wasn't in there. This would also seem to confirm that we'll see Cap's arrival in the present-day in the movie (or at least after the credits) since Fury couldn't possibly have appeared in WWII.
Although... this does bring up the still-wonky question of how OLD Nick Fury is actually supposed to be in these. In Iron Man 2, he says he knew Stark Sr., who has been dead a good amount of time already as that series opened. Movie-Fury looks like the "Ultimate" version, who's just a regular secret agent; but the traditional Fury is actually slightly older than Cap is, and has been kept artificially young(ish) by a serum derived from the stuff that created Cap in the first place - he was original a WWII-era character, "Sgt. Fury," and some version of his team "The Howling Commandos" have been rumored to turn up somewhere in the Cap movie, so... who knows.