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The Invaders will be invading Captain America

02.08.2010

After literally years of silence surrounding the CAPTAIN AMERICA movie, all of a sudden it's like a damn information gold rush on the project, with casting rumors flying and plot details leaking all in the past few weeks.

This latest bit of info comes from director Joe Johnston himself when he confirmed to CHUD that The Invaders will in fact be a very major part of the CAPTAIN AMERICA movie and actually said, “They’ll be in the entire second half” and the team will be at least six members strong.

DANGER! DANGER! DANGER! 

Oh sorry, that’s just my X-MEN 3 alarm, which goes off any time too many costumed heroes approach the same movie. The Invaders team consists of heroes like Namor, Bucky, Silver Scorpion, Union Jack and The Human Torch. No, not that one, but it might as well be.

Also confirmed is Red Skull as the film's villain, which I think is great, but in an “introduction” movie like this, I see no need to match the Cap’n up with an entire team of costumed heroes, especially when this project is meant to be setting him up as the leader an entirely different and more releveant squad, THE AVENGERS. I don’t know, I just think this is going to get crowded real quickly, and the film could end up being as much of a clusterf*ck as that comic book cover above. Your thoughts?

Extra Tidbit: So are the finalists really that guy from Chuck and Chad Michael Murray? I'm still pulling for Cam Gigandet.
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7:34AM on 02/10/2010

50/50

Ok, so Red Skull as the Villian, awesome, but the Invaders??????? If this is the latest, newest, most ground breaking piece of info we get on Cap I guess I'm already disappointed, big time. Any hopes I had for an actual DECENT film for Cap have been flushed down the tube with this garbage news. The 1990 Cap movie will probably end up being better.
Ok, so Red Skull as the Villian, awesome, but the Invaders??????? If this is the latest, newest, most ground breaking piece of info we get on Cap I guess I'm already disappointed, big time. Any hopes I had for an actual DECENT film for Cap have been flushed down the tube with this garbage news. The 1990 Cap movie will probably end up being better.
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12:31PM on 02/09/2010

Human Torch

Looks like Human Torch is shooting fireballs (no pun intended) out of his penis, LMAO!
Looks like Human Torch is shooting fireballs (no pun intended) out of his penis, LMAO!
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8:25AM on 02/09/2010

Red Skull

The Invaders should only appear in passing... But I'm excited to see the Red Skull as the villain. I'd love to see Christoph Waltz as the Red Skull.
The Invaders should only appear in passing... But I'm excited to see the Red Skull as the villain. I'd love to see Christoph Waltz as the Red Skull.
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1:49AM on 02/09/2010

Umm.....

Did anyboy actually look at the cover of that Invaders comic book? It looks like Human Torch (or whoever it is) is pissing fireballs.
Did anyboy actually look at the cover of that Invaders comic book? It looks like Human Torch (or whoever it is) is pissing fireballs.
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10:54PM on 02/08/2010

SCREAM 4

SCREAM 4
SCREAM 4
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10:49PM on 02/08/2010
If The Invaders is part of the plot, I'd say Gerard Butler for Union Jack!!
If The Invaders is part of the plot, I'd say Gerard Butler for Union Jack!!
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7:10PM on 02/08/2010

Seriously....

Have you guys seen a picture of John Barrowman? Except for the blond hair, he IS Captain America. And he's a talented actor. And if he weren't gay, he would've gotten the role 6 months ago. America's homophobia sucks.
Have you guys seen a picture of John Barrowman? Except for the blond hair, he IS Captain America. And he's a talented actor. And if he weren't gay, he would've gotten the role 6 months ago. America's homophobia sucks.
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7:30PM on 02/08/2010
I forgot about Barrowman. Good choice.
I forgot about Barrowman. Good choice.
3:36AM on 02/09/2010
John Barrowman is a talented actor?!
John Barrowman is a talented actor?!
7:02PM on 02/08/2010

Let's get Casting!

I watched the making-of docs on the Blade: Trinity DVD the other day and remember Ryan Reynolds saying that he had to start getting shape about 6 months before they even started shooting. Besides toning up there was also hand to hand combat work, weapons training, and archery for Jessica Biel. I can only imagine what rigors would be in store for someone to play Cap. One of the only actors I can think of that would be ready to go on such short notice would be Bradley Cooper. He looks great
I watched the making-of docs on the Blade: Trinity DVD the other day and remember Ryan Reynolds saying that he had to start getting shape about 6 months before they even started shooting. Besides toning up there was also hand to hand combat work, weapons training, and archery for Jessica Biel. I can only imagine what rigors would be in store for someone to play Cap. One of the only actors I can think of that would be ready to go on such short notice would be Bradley Cooper. He looks great coming off of The A-Team and fits the bill well. I'd like to see Damon, but I'm not sure he would want to stick his big toe in a Superhero franchise after working with Scorcese and Eastwood.
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7:32PM on 02/08/2010
Cooper, to me also, is the best, most popular logical choice for someone who's very recognizable right now.
Cooper, to me also, is the best, most popular logical choice for someone who's very recognizable right now.
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6:47PM on 02/08/2010

Christoph Waltz 4 RED SKULL.

Christoph Waltz for RED SKULL. Hands down the best choice right now. He adds that concrete talent a film like this needs, that solid performer. He'd be such a strong keystone to work from, and he may teach the kids on set a little something about acting, too. Plus his face would look very cool under the make-up F/X.
Christoph Waltz for RED SKULL. Hands down the best choice right now. He adds that concrete talent a film like this needs, that solid performer. He'd be such a strong keystone to work from, and he may teach the kids on set a little something about acting, too. Plus his face would look very cool under the make-up F/X.
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6:44PM on 02/08/2010
I can't wait for the re-boot.
I can't wait for the re-boot.
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6:19PM on 02/08/2010
Very cool. I hope they get their hands on Namor, which means his rights would remain with Marvel instead of potentially with Fox as he could be tied to the Fantastic Four franchise
Very cool. I hope they get their hands on Namor, which means his rights would remain with Marvel instead of potentially with Fox as he could be tied to the Fantastic Four franchise
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5:27PM on 02/08/2010
The casting of Red Skull is what i'm looking forward too because the villain can make or break a movie.
The casting of Red Skull is what i'm looking forward too because the villain can make or break a movie.
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5:02PM on 02/08/2010
Pessimism is always the best policy, as I think everyone agrees, right? I mean what's the point of the potential of actually telling a good story when you can just complain about all the reasons it could go wrong. Why be excited about anything, really?
Pessimism is always the best policy, as I think everyone agrees, right? I mean what's the point of the potential of actually telling a good story when you can just complain about all the reasons it could go wrong. Why be excited about anything, really?
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4:58PM on 02/08/2010
@ Huttjos

its marvel, not DC retard.
@ Huttjos

its marvel, not DC retard.
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4:51PM on 02/08/2010

watchmen-style

it could work if they do it like Cap is far and away the most effective of them, and they have a rough and tumble battle at the end where all the Invaders die. Could bring some weight to the preceedings and make Cap look like a bad ass. Could work.
it could work if they do it like Cap is far and away the most effective of them, and they have a rough and tumble battle at the end where all the Invaders die. Could bring some weight to the preceedings and make Cap look like a bad ass. Could work.
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3:59PM on 02/08/2010

I like...

Cap & Bucky, Namor, Torch and Toro and Union Jack would be a good start. Just so that it doesn't become to convoluted. I'm in!
Cap & Bucky, Namor, Torch and Toro and Union Jack would be a good start. Just so that it doesn't become to convoluted. I'm in!
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3:43PM on 02/08/2010
Maybe they need to retitle this to 'Captain America: The Last Invader and the First Avenger'?

The Invaders were always far cooler than the Avengers.
Maybe they need to retitle this to 'Captain America: The Last Invader and the First Avenger'?

The Invaders were always far cooler than the Avengers.
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3:25PM on 02/08/2010
I'm going to wait and see what they do with this. Right now it seems like overkill, but hopefully it will be done correctly.
I'm going to wait and see what they do with this. Right now it seems like overkill, but hopefully it will be done correctly.
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3:04PM on 02/08/2010

I don't mind this idea

i like having them build that cap has been the leader of a super hero team before so i can deal with that. And if they do namor right i think he could be the sorce for a great movie. I'd kill to see what pixar could do with him considering how amazing NEMO was!
i like having them build that cap has been the leader of a super hero team before so i can deal with that. And if they do namor right i think he could be the sorce for a great movie. I'd kill to see what pixar could do with him considering how amazing NEMO was!
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2:11PM on 02/08/2010

Agree w/ IQuitMrWhite

The only way to set up the end of the Cap movie for the Avengers is to have him fall into a Cryo-State to be revived years later (present time) to join/assemble the Avengers. Nice!!
The only way to set up the end of the Cap movie for the Avengers is to have him fall into a Cryo-State to be revived years later (present time) to join/assemble the Avengers. Nice!!
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2:03PM on 02/08/2010

JEEZ

Ok,you have to make it cool, not corny. Take batman for instance. The comic, villians and batmobile are all corny (In the comics). But they (Chris Nolan) found a way to make it "movie cool" The first batman films didn't do this, and they were corny and campy. They need to make captain america "movie cool". From the suit to the shield, they need to find a way to make these things as uncheesy as possible. I think adding the invaders adds a layer of cheese that dosn't bode well for the movie.
Ok,you have to make it cool, not corny. Take batman for instance. The comic, villians and batmobile are all corny (In the comics). But they (Chris Nolan) found a way to make it "movie cool" The first batman films didn't do this, and they were corny and campy. They need to make captain america "movie cool". From the suit to the shield, they need to find a way to make these things as uncheesy as possible. I think adding the invaders adds a layer of cheese that dosn't bode well for the movie. Keep it simple and keep it cool. Better to have a more realistic tone than it be too cartoony.
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1:41PM on 02/08/2010

I'm afraid

Even though DC hasn't let any of their babies go wrong on film thus far, I'm terribly afraid of the outcome for Captain America. I have to agree with Paul Tassi, where ensemble super hero movies just can't work well (enough.) Movies like to/are forced to pick one main character for a bunch and the rest are never given their respected treatment.

Regardless of other characters in Captain America though, I just don't think this movie will turn out the way I want it to. Movies like Captain
Even though DC hasn't let any of their babies go wrong on film thus far, I'm terribly afraid of the outcome for Captain America. I have to agree with Paul Tassi, where ensemble super hero movies just can't work well (enough.) Movies like to/are forced to pick one main character for a bunch and the rest are never given their respected treatment.

Regardless of other characters in Captain America though, I just don't think this movie will turn out the way I want it to. Movies like Captain America and Superman should be bright/bold/heroic etc, very 'American.' I have envisioned CA to be like a cross between saving private ryan and speed racer (respectively lol!) I'm not sold yet on Joe Johnston's vision yet. I need visuals.
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1:16PM on 02/08/2010

This could work if...

Cap was sent to WWII with a team of super hero types. So you can have these other characters in very minor roles. The whole point of captain america is the fact that he is a super soilder that is stronger and faster than all the other Invaders
Cap was sent to WWII with a team of super hero types. So you can have these other characters in very minor roles. The whole point of captain america is the fact that he is a super soilder that is stronger and faster than all the other Invaders
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1:14PM on 02/08/2010

First Avenger

No matter how many superheroes/villans you have in one film, if done right, you are sure to have a hit, it's all in the directing skills, example, The Dark Knight had three villans, masterpiece! X2 X-MEN UNITED had four villans, incrdible film, so I think it's all in the direction and I have faith in Joe Johnston and his take on Captain America, by the way Wolfman looks epic.
No matter how many superheroes/villans you have in one film, if done right, you are sure to have a hit, it's all in the directing skills, example, The Dark Knight had three villans, masterpiece! X2 X-MEN UNITED had four villans, incrdible film, so I think it's all in the direction and I have faith in Joe Johnston and his take on Captain America, by the way Wolfman looks epic.
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12:29PM on 02/08/2010
I think Sam Neil would make a good Red Skull
I think Sam Neil would make a good Red Skull
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12:19PM on 02/08/2010

Regarding the extra tidbit...

I really really hope not. Jensen Ackles for Captain America
I really really hope not. Jensen Ackles for Captain America
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12:41PM on 02/08/2010
... who are you?? and why...
... who are you?? and why...
1:01PM on 02/08/2010
He must be a fan of Supernatural.
He must be a fan of Supernatural.
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12:18PM on 02/08/2010
Gigandet? Lame.. Skarsgård would be awesome, but not american obviously.. I could see Zack Levy as either Cap or Superman.. Cristoph Waltz for Red Skull?
Gigandet? Lame.. Skarsgård would be awesome, but not american obviously.. I could see Zack Levy as either Cap or Superman.. Cristoph Waltz for Red Skull?
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12:24PM on 02/08/2010
Yeah, I'm a Gigandet fan, outside of that Twilight stint. Waltz for Red Skull is a great call.
Yeah, I'm a Gigandet fan, outside of that Twilight stint. Waltz for Red Skull is a great call.
1:20PM on 02/08/2010
Gigandet is a lame choice. I agree. Paul, what the heck are you talking about? Didn't he also do another stupid movie outside Twilight called... Never Back Down? Come on man
Gigandet is a lame choice. I agree. Paul, what the heck are you talking about? Didn't he also do another stupid movie outside Twilight called... Never Back Down? Come on man
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11:44AM on 02/08/2010

No Problem

I'm really stoked to hear this. The Invaders are a huge part of Cap's WWII adventures, and more importantly, allows Marvel to market this film overseas. It's actually a really smart move. It pleases true fans, international audience, and stays true to the comics all in the same breath.

And Cam Gigandet?! Have you been drinking?
I'm really stoked to hear this. The Invaders are a huge part of Cap's WWII adventures, and more importantly, allows Marvel to market this film overseas. It's actually a really smart move. It pleases true fans, international audience, and stays true to the comics all in the same breath.

And Cam Gigandet?! Have you been drinking?
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11:35AM on 02/08/2010
Well, since Johnson said earlier that this is an origin story and will be set almost entirely during WWII, I imagine The Invaders will be a part of the WWII story line. Then, at the end of the movie, when Steve Rogers is awakened from his frozen slumber present-day, he'll assemble his new team of super heroes, The Avengers.
Well, since Johnson said earlier that this is an origin story and will be set almost entirely during WWII, I imagine The Invaders will be a part of the WWII story line. Then, at the end of the movie, when Steve Rogers is awakened from his frozen slumber present-day, he'll assemble his new team of super heroes, The Avengers.
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