With Marvel movies being all the rage (with the odd exception of DC’s Batman), it comes as no surprise that news — any news — of their upcoming movies is welcomed with open arms.
Subsequently, the internet has been rife with stories pertaining to the new synopsis for The First Avenger: Captain America.
Production Weekly provided the synopsis — read it here below — but not many people seem to have made the obvious jump to see where this movie will kick off with the Avengers movie.
Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe,Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth.
After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later,he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued hiswar against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.
We know that the Avengers movie is planned to come out only a few weeks after Captain America hits cinemas on May 6, 2011. And given how Cap makes it from the 40s to the present, it only makes sense that the Avengers movie will start out with them resurrecting Captain America out of the ice.
Either way, I’m looking forward to see these movies hit the big screen; is going to be interesting to see if they keep it to the current Marvel standard.