New Super-Patriotic Captain America: The First Avenger Poster Debuts

It’s always interesting to see where a film will go after a major event. Collateral Damage and Spider-Man both were edited to digitally erase the World Trade Center towers after 9/11, most glaringly, and now Captain America seems to be pulling out all the stops to appeal to the flag-waving crowd after the death of Osama Bin Laden. Why?

Director Joe Johnston had expressely come out against the idea of Captain America: The First Avenger being a sort of jingoistic call to arms film.

“He wants to serve his country, but he’s not this sort of jingoistic American flag-waver,” Johnston told Hero Complex a while back. “He’s just a good person. We make a point of that in the script: Don’t change who you are once you go from Steve Rogers to this super-soldier; you have to stay who you are inside, that’s really what’s important more than your strength and everything. It’ll be interesting and fun to put a different spin on the character and one that the fans are really going to appreciate.”

And then … just take a look at the new poster.

Captain America: The First Avenger is scheduled for release on July 22, 2011

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