Well, kind of new. I know it looks like I’ve abandoned writing entirely, but I’m still writing all the time. I just don’t have much time to write here, which makes me sad, because every day I think of a dozen things I’d like to write about, and I get so overwhelmed that I don’t end up writing anything.
A few weeks ago, my writing partner Kevin Rice and I got outrageously close to our second movie deal. It fell through due to circumstances beyond our control, but oh would it have been sweet had it happened. We’re working up some new ideas to take to the same producer per his request, and that’s where all of my spare time and energy has been directed these days.
Luckily I’ve still got plenty of excitement to go around for some movies that are coming up this year, and one of the ones I’m looking forward to more than any other is Captain America, which I refuse to refer to by its full title, which I can’t even bring myself to type. (Seriously, Marvel. Captain America is enough of a title.)
Marvel has released another batch of images, which you can see here.
This one’s my favorite:
Chris Evans looks great in the costume, which looks absolutely awesome.
Meanwhile, here is Marvel’s first official photo of the Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving:
It looks a little cartoony (which isn’t a bad thing) seen out of context in a still photo, but it looks really scary under proper lighting on film.
Which, by the way, you can see right here …
… in the TV spot that ran during the Super Bowl.
The effects used to make Chris Evans look frail are incredible …
… because this is is real physique for the movie:
Here’s Cap with the Howling Commandos (including Neal McDonough in the bowler as Dum Dum Dugan) …
… and a giant, jet-powered flying wing that evokes some of the amazing aviation designs of the day:
And finally, an awesome in-movie shot of the Red Skull:
Make sure you watch the whole thing because there’s a lot more to see, including co-stars Tommy Lee Jones (as Col. Chester Phillips) and Stanley Tucci (as Dr. Abraham Erskine).
Captain America wins the war his way on July 22!