Monday, February 7, 2011

New Thor and Captain America Movie Trailers (video)

As a kid I was more into the super heroes from the DC comic books. I used to watch reruns of the 50's TV show, The Adventures of Superman, starring George Reeve and when the campy Batman TV show premiered in the 60's, I was instantly hooked.

It was a few years later that I met the Marvel heroes in TV cartoon format on Saturday mornings. That's where I first got to know Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. In the years since, with the possible exception of a few of the Batman movies, Marvel has had more success adapting their heroes for the big screen, with the Spider-Man, X-Men and Iron Man franchises.

But with two new heroes making their way to theaters this year and a new Spider-Man in the works, will Stan Lee's winning streak continue?. Time will tell. Meanwhile the are two new trailers out for the upcoming Thor and the much anticipated Captain America.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the epic adventure "Thor" spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

In 1942, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is deemed too physically unfit to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight the Nazis in World War II. Volunteering instead for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation, he is physically transformed into a super-soldier dubbed Captain America. With sidekick Bucky Barnes, he fights the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler's treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a seemingly magical object known as the Tesseract.

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