Superman's Mama and the New Captain American (F**k Yeah!) Trailer

By Rob Payne | Trade News | June 24, 2011 | Comments ()

By Rob Payne | Trade News | June 24, 2011 |

I just find it incredibly interesting that a) this level and quantity of quality actors is going to be in a Superman movie (not to mention Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), and b) that Christopher Nolan as producer must be the main reason for all of this A-List casting craziness. I simply can not fathom the possibility that these award winning performers would be in a Zack Snyder movie, especially since most of this has been happening around/after Sucker Punch. (Literally, all four of those mentioned have won Oscars, and Amy Adams and Michael Shannon have both been nominated.) Superman sweetens the pot, absolutely, but only Nolan's success with his Bat-Movies makes any sense as an actual motivator. Beyond paychecks, I mean, that's always the great equalizer. Just ask Johnny Depp.

But assembling great talent doesn't guarantee a great, or even good, movie (see: The Score). And if the new Captain America: The First Avenger trailer is any indication, you definitely do not need Academy Award winners (except Tommy Lee Jones, of course) to make what looks to be the best superhero flick of the summer. See for yourself:

Seriously. Captain America, fuck yeah!

* This is not a typo, it's an "Arrested Development" reference. I can understand your confusion, but you can rectify that by watching one of the best TV series of all time. That's what I call win-win-win.

Rob Payne writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, co-hosts the internet radio show/podcast We're Not Fanboys, and is on Twitter @RobOfWar. He thinks it will also be very interesting to see how the seemingly awesomely jingoistic Captain America plays to the overseas crowd.

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