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UPDATE! First image of the Cosmic Cube in Captain America: The First Avenger makes its appearance

Jan. 11, 2011by: George Merchan

UPDATE: A couple of images leaked online today over at Brazilian website Mundo HYPE of what looks to be concept art for The Red Skull himself (they're certainly of a similar style to those of the official Captain America concepts released last year). You can check those out below.

The inclusion of the Cosmic Cube in this summer's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER is not really new news; it was mentioned back in July while the JoBlo crew attended the Marvel Studios panel at Comic Con. But if you wanna remain as spoiler free as possible, I suggest you click away.

Now, someone on the Superhero Hype! message boards scanned a two-page CAPTAIN AMERICA spread from the latest issue of SFX Magazine in the UK. One of those pages features a shot of Hugo Weaving - pre-Red Skull - holding the Cosmic Cube. You can check out that image below (click it for BIG). Here's our very own Mike Sampson describing the scene which he saw at the Con:

"We got an introduction to Red Skull in the clip. It's pre-mask but he breaks into a catacomb looks for the Cosmic Cube. It's being protected by an older man but the Nazis are too much for him. Shmidt knows its there and he opens a tomb and sees the cube inside. He picks it up and immediately throws it to the floor. He knows it was a fake. Then he walks around trying to find it and doing a little soliloquy and discovers a secret chamber. He opens the chest that contains the cube and it glows in his face. He slams the lid down and the clip ends."

And finally, if you have no idea what the heck the Cosmic Cube is, here's a bunch of info on it, via Marvel Comics Database:

The Cosmic Cubes are items that control matter and energy, answering to the will of the sentient beings that use them. They require practice to be used properly, but a skillful user can alter all reality to answer to its thought, granting anything they desire.

Most Cosmic Cubes are cube-shaped matrices. However, similar objects with different shapes are known as Cosmic Containment Units.

Sentient beings wanting to create a Cosmic Cube must generate a force field to open a rift to another dimension inhabited by the Beyonders, allowing the extra-dimensional energy to filter through the rift. When entering the Earth's dimension, the energies can be held in a matrix, and the force itself would shape the matrix into a perfect cube. It would also provide the Cube with its almost-unlimited power.

A Cube would eventually develop its own intelligence, commonly influenced by the beings who had manipulated it. Mephisto has postulated that the Cubes are hosts to a semi-sentient will and that, even in Cube form, they can choose how they want to be used, and deny certain wishes. Mephisto also has proposed that a billion-sentient universally-linked will could overcame this problem, and that the Cubes could be as powerful as the Infinity Gems.




Extra Tidbit: I just spent the last thirty minutes clicking from Cosmic Cubes to Infinity Gems to the Illuminati. F*cking Wikis, man!
Source: Superhero Hype!

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9:59PM on 01/11/2011
Thanks for the update, i guess you didn't see my last post on this topic?
Thanks for the update, i guess you didn't see my last post on this topic?
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12:54PM on 01/11/2011
never woulda guessed they decided to make the Cosmic Cube look so much like a cube! BRILLIANT DESIGN!!
never woulda guessed they decided to make the Cosmic Cube look so much like a cube! BRILLIANT DESIGN!!
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12:09PM on 01/11/2011
I like the concept art, but I am getting a Ghost Rider vibe.
I like the concept art, but I am getting a Ghost Rider vibe.
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1:29PM on 01/11/2011
Seriously? I wonder if fanboys got a Red Skull vibe when Ghost Rider was first introduced. . .
Seriously? I wonder if fanboys got a Red Skull vibe when Ghost Rider was first introduced. . .
10:33AM on 01/11/2011
Totally digging the art for Red Skull. Let's hope they don't fuck it up.
Totally digging the art for Red Skull. Let's hope they don't fuck it up.
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8:21AM on 01/11/2011
Well any fear of them screwing up Red Skull's look just flew out the window. Looks great! I am picturing them using the same effect they did w/ Two-Face. Dark Knight's Two-Face, that is . . . LOL
Well any fear of them screwing up Red Skull's look just flew out the window. Looks great! I am picturing them using the same effect they did w/ Two-Face. Dark Knight's Two-Face, that is . . . LOL
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1:38PM on 01/11/2011
They already announced he will be wearing a Red Skull Mask, not CGI
They already announced he will be wearing a Red Skull Mask, not CGI
2:12PM on 01/11/2011
I hope it's not all practical. They should at least have some CGI for a moving jaw bone.
I hope it's not all practical. They should at least have some CGI for a moving jaw bone.
8:03AM on 01/11/2011

Extra Tidbit

LOL. Wiki is such a time killer.
LOL. Wiki is such a time killer.
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7:31AM on 01/11/2011
Looks good, I like the cube idea! ..now lets get a look at captain in full costume! Where the hell is that teaser trailer?!
Looks good, I like the cube idea! ..now lets get a look at captain in full costume! Where the hell is that teaser trailer?!
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7:04AM on 01/11/2011

I like this angle...

...although I know next to nothing about Cap America, I do like the idea of the cosmic cube, as it helps bridge the "science world" of Iron Man to the "extra dimensional world" of Thor. Having Cap America, grounded in World War II and mostly science ("super soldier serum"....) have to contend with the idea that there are "Beyonders" and "extra dimensions" just is a perfect bridge to get the Avengers all on the same page.
...although I know next to nothing about Cap America, I do like the idea of the cosmic cube, as it helps bridge the "science world" of Iron Man to the "extra dimensional world" of Thor. Having Cap America, grounded in World War II and mostly science ("super soldier serum"....) have to contend with the idea that there are "Beyonders" and "extra dimensions" just is a perfect bridge to get the Avengers all on the same page.
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2:42AM on 01/11/2011
Cosmic Cube.

lmao
Cosmic Cube.

lmao
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4:35PM on 01/10/2011
If fox was making this movie he would stay Hugo Weaving the whole time and never become the Red Skull, thank God Marvel has the rights to this.

Here is production artwork for the finished Red Skull :)
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If fox was making this movie he would stay Hugo Weaving the whole time and never become the Red Skull, thank God Marvel has the rights to this.

Here is production artwork for the finished Red Skull :)
[link]
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1:59PM on 01/10/2011
can't wait to see Weaving all Red Skulled out. I hope the makeup is good and convincing. Its a little scary that we haven't seen anything showing Hugo in the makeup but I guess they are keeping it from us until later.
can't wait to see Weaving all Red Skulled out. I hope the makeup is good and convincing. Its a little scary that we haven't seen anything showing Hugo in the makeup but I guess they are keeping it from us until later.
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12:45PM on 01/10/2011

Hey...

... it's a semi-transparent cube with some sort of "cosmic" energy moving around inside. The art department would've struggled to screw that up.
... it's a semi-transparent cube with some sort of "cosmic" energy moving around inside. The art department would've struggled to screw that up.
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12:30PM on 01/10/2011
Can't wait for the movie, but the description for the Cosmic Cube was so hard to read.

Anyone else think Hugo looks like Sam Neill in the picture?
Can't wait for the movie, but the description for the Cosmic Cube was so hard to read.

Anyone else think Hugo looks like Sam Neill in the picture?
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10:48AM on 01/10/2011
Not that I'm complaining, but we keep going further and further from their "keeping the Marvel Movies Universe the most realistic as possible" policy...
Not that I'm complaining, but we keep going further and further from their "keeping the Marvel Movies Universe the most realistic as possible" policy...
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9:53AM on 01/10/2011

Thanos as a villain in The Avengers?

I'd seriously love it if Red Skull, Loki, and Thanos were the villains in The Avengers.
I'd seriously love it if Red Skull, Loki, and Thanos were the villains in The Avengers.
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9:53AM on 01/10/2011
"the Cosmic Cube!" didn't think we'd see this angle from Cap's many adventures.
"the Cosmic Cube!" didn't think we'd see this angle from Cap's many adventures.
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9:02AM on 01/10/2011
Until I looked it up, the Beyonder from Secret Wars was a sentient Cosmic Cube as well. That would be a pisser of a movie, but can only be done animated or maybe even CG.
Until I looked it up, the Beyonder from Secret Wars was a sentient Cosmic Cube as well. That would be a pisser of a movie, but can only be done animated or maybe even CG.
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8:33AM on 01/10/2011
This only made me want to re-read my Infinity Gauntlet comics. Now THAT would be a crazy movie.
This only made me want to re-read my Infinity Gauntlet comics. Now THAT would be a crazy movie.
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6:02AM on 01/10/2011
The Cosmic Cube sounds like it's going to be one big deus ex machina. I hope this is a good movie.
The Cosmic Cube sounds like it's going to be one big deus ex machina. I hope this is a good movie.
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1:55AM on 01/12/2011
I was thinking MacGuffin myself, kinda like the Ark of the Covnent, or the Holy Grail ala Indiana Jones.
I was thinking MacGuffin myself, kinda like the Ark of the Covnent, or the Holy Grail ala Indiana Jones.
5:51AM on 01/10/2011

old school

im happy about th story so far, cant wait for all thhe new marvel films/

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im happy about th story so far, cant wait for all thhe new marvel films/

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