After the 1990 direct-to-video stinker, it didn't seem like it was possible to make a worthwhile film based on the Captain America comic character. The concept was too dated for modern viewers, the uniform too corny, the 1990 film too fresh in their memory.
But the just-released trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger probably won't immediately fill you with the urge to snort and chuckle, so who knows?
Chris Evans played Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four franchise and a reboot is planned for 2013, so casting him as Captain America does raise some concern where Fantastic Four is concerned.
Trailers for Stan Lee's two Captain America films—the 1990 flop and the most recent version—are below.
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