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Chris Evans Wraps Avengers 4 With An Emotional Message To Fans

Chris Evans aka Captain America has officially wrapped Avengers 4 and posted an emotional message to fans and colleagues on his Twitter, which you can read below:

“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.” 

It certainly sounds like a goodbye to Evans’ iconic role as Steve Rogers/Captain America, and while we don’t know the ultimate fate of the character, the biggest theory among fans is that Cap might actually die in next year’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War.

This year’s Avengers: Infinity War saw the titular superhero team take the fight to Thanos in order to stop his quest of exterminating half of the universe’s population with the Infinity stones, but it was to no avail, as he was able to successfully collect them all and snap his fingers, wiping out half of everyone from existence in a cloud of ash, including Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), King T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Groot (Vin Diesel), Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Mantis (Pom Klementief), Drax (Dave Bautista), Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), as well as Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Hope van Dyne/Wasp (Evangeline Lily), Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), though Fury was able to send a signal to what appears to be Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).

Confirmed cast members for the untitled fourth Avengers film so far include Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olson, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd, Jon Favreau, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Evangeline Lilly and Josh Brolin.

Avengers 4 is set to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.

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Marvel’s Captain America Suits Up For Battle In San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Art From Alex Ross

At the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, Alex Ross Art will showcase their exclusive Captain America: Ready for Battle fine art lithograph to eager fans.

Captain America: Ready for Battle will be available for purchase at the Alex Ross Art Booth #2415 when the convention begins on July 18. The print is signed by Ross himself and will cost you $195. This is a limited-edition item, with only 100 copies made.

Here is a description of the illustration from Alex Ross Art:

“This illustration is a tribute to the classic comic cover “Invincible Iron Man #126” by Bob Layton and John Romita, Jr. Originally created as a lenticular cover for “Marvel Legacy: Captain America #695,” this illustration depicts Captain America getting ready for battle. It mirrors the 1979 cover of Iron Man suiting up.”

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Marvel Unveils New Details On Tribute Statue Celebrating 75 Years of Captain America

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Since his creation in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Captain America has gone through numerous evolutions, but  always remains as one of the world’s most influential and inspiring Super Heroes. Kicking off a new phase of the year-long celebration of 75 years of Captain America, Marvel Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media have unveiled a slate of heroic activations taking place at San Diego Comic-Con and beyond to honor the First Avenger, along with a wide range of celebratory merchandise.

Headlining the Captain America 75th anniversary celebration, Marvel has collaborated with high-end collectibles maker Comicave Studios to create a one-of-a-kind Captain America statue that will be displayed at the Marvel booth #2329 at Comic-Con International on July 20. Comicave Studios worked closely with Marvel artists in New York and a Brooklyn-based sculptor to design the bronze tribute, standing at over 13 feet and weighing 1 ton. The statue will continue to stand tall on the show floor throughout San Diego Comic-Con for photo ops with fans, and 1/12-scale bronze replicas of the statue will be available for purchase. Plus, a custom comic book was created by Marvel Publishing writers and artists to integrate the statue into new storytelling. This one-of-a-kind comic will be available in limited quantities at San Diego Comic-Con and future Captain America events.

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Following SDCC, the commemorative statue will journey via truck across the country to Brooklyn, NY – the hometown of Steve Rogers – for a limited engagement in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Fans can follow the truck along its cross-country route through photos on social media sites like Marvel and StyledByMarvel Instagram. The statue will be on display in the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park for a two-week temporary installation, kicking off with a dedication ceremony and community event on August 10th from 1-3pm. In the evening, a special viewing of the recent blockbuster film, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, will take place in Prospect Park as part of the culmination of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams’ “A Summer Movie Under the Stars” program, which will be airing four Captain America-focused movies every Wednesday from July 20th to August 10th.

“To the rest of America and the world, he’s Captain America; to us, he’ll always be Steve Rogers, ‘just a kid from Brooklyn,’” said Borough President Adams. “Brooklyn is proud to be the base of celebrations for Cap’s 75th anniversary, which will be capped by a larger-than-life statue traveling around our borough — befitting of this larger-than-life character. Prospect Park is the place to be this summer to enjoy the Captain America!”

After the half-month stop in Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will move to the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues for September, during which several Marvel fan activations take place. From late October through the remainder of the year, the statue will adorn the soon-to-be-opened Bed Bath & Beyond in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Fans of all ages will enjoy a specially re-designed statue base, for heightened interactivity and photo opportunities with Captain America, as well as see and shop for a variety of unique Marvel items, including limited quantities of scaled replicas of the bronze statue itself.

“Since 1941 Captain America has remained one of the most influential Super Heroes in comic book history,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “He has evolved as a character throughout the years, but remains constant as a moral compass within the Marvel Universe and leader of the Avengers. The tribute statue and other activations are the perfect way to honor 75 years of this iconic Super Hero and to celebrate the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.”

Also joining the 75th celebration at San Diego Comic-Con are Marvel’s leading merchandise partners including Hasbro, Funko, and Jakks Pacific who will be commemorating “Cap” through new collectibles. As previously announced, Comicave Studios will also be offering different scales of replicas of the bronze statue itself at San Diego Comic-Con.  Additional licensees including Mad Engine, Mighty Fine, Freeze, C-Life, Her Universe, What’s Your Passion, Nick Graham, Café Press, Jay Franco, Kiddesigns, HJC Helmets and more will all feature new Captain America merchandise at major retailers this Fall.  These collections will highlight Captain America’s iconic shield and cover categories including apparel and accessories for kids, women and men, home goods, electronics, and toys. There will even be new Brooklyn-themed artwork available for a range of apparel and accessories.

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Hasbro Reveals Collector Level Marvel Role Play Items

Hasbro has revealed a new line of high quality Marvel film replicas in their revamped Marvel Legends line. First up is the new Captain America Shield and a new Iron Man Helmet from Captain America: Civil War.

The collectibles will sell for about $100 each. The Iron Man Helmet will have a removable face plate and LED light up features. The Captain America Shield will measure at 24″ wide.

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New Captain America Will Be African American

Revealed on tonight’s episode of “The Colbert Report,” Steve Rogers will pass the shield on to Sam Wilson. The official press release is posted below along with new art of Wilson in the costume!

Robbed of his superior strength and vitality, Steve Rogers must surrender his blues for a sturdy cane. He’s not about to fade away just yet though. The old maxims hold true: If dead men declared the war and old men talk about it, a young man must rise and continue the fight. If Steve Rogers can no longer hurl his mighty shield, then he’ll hand it to one who can carry it across the battlefield, above the clouds, to greater heights than ever before.

This fall, Sam Wilson flies where eagles dare, as the intrepid Falcon assumes his new role as Captain America. A new chapter begins in ‘All-New Captain America” #1 by Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen.

“This is it,” says Remender of the culmination of two years of storytelling in ‘Captain America’ and the dawning of “All-New Captain America”. “This is the fireworks factory we’re arriving at, and now everything’s going to blow up and be very pretty and exciting to look at. It leads into an evolution of Steve Rogers’ character that I had very early when I was given the job. I think that it’s important with these stories to do things that are natural and make sense and have an inherent logic to the universe, but are also constantly shifting and exciting, keeping the drama high. In order to do that it really comes down to creating new dynamics.

“I’ve been having a lot of fun writing Sam. It’s a completely different attitude. The fact that he’s not a soldier shifts things up a bit. Sam’s not going to be Steve. Steve can be very rigid. That can be kind of joyless at times, whereas Sam is absolutely not that.”

“While Sam shares many of Steve’s beliefs in a general sense, he’s also a very different person with a very different background,” adds editor Tom Brevoort, “He didn’t grow up in the 1930s, he’s a modern day man in touch with the problems of the 21st Century. For most of his professional life, Sam has worked as a social worker, so he’s seen the worst of urban society up close, and how crime, poverty, lack of social structure and opportunity can affect the community. So he’s got perhaps a greater focus on the plight of the common man, and perhaps a greater empathy for the underprivileged than maybe even Steve himself. He’s also not a military man, so he’s more apt to be instinctively skeptical of any situation that calls for just following orders. Sam, like Steve, will be led by his personal morality and beliefs as to what is right and what is wrong—and where his beliefs may differ in their shading from those of the previous Cap are where the interesting stories will be found.”

Remender paints a picture of Sam’s specially designed suit, incorporating the wings of the Falcon persona while still bearing the unmistakable stars and stripes of the Captain America role.

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Captain America To Appear At Disneyland This Spring

Captain America will be following in the steps of Thor and make in-person appearances at Disneyland starting this spring. Marvel announced the character’s appearance this afternoon, and noted he’ll be joining the “Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries” and “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” attractions that can also be seen at the Anaheim park.

Captain America’s appearance at the park is scheduled to coincide with the upcoming release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which hits theaters April 4th.

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Marvel Universe Titan Hero Series Super Hero Collection

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Get ready for super-sized adventures with the Target Exclusive Marvel Universe Titan Hero Series Super Hero Collection ($50). 

Kids get 6 Marvel Universe action figures in the spitting image of some of their favorite superheroes: Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man Mark II and Iron Man Stealth Strike.

A great gift for kids and collectors alike, these Marvel action figures are each 12 inches high with movable limbs for realistic play and creative posing possibilities. Ages 4 and up.

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IDW To Produce Two Deluxe Books of Jim Steranko’s Classic Works

Legendary comics artist Jim Steranko will be the subject of not one but two Artist’s Editions from IDW Publishing, with nearly all pages shot from the artist’s personal art collection. Steranko, one of the great innovators in comics history, produced a comparatively small body of work for the House of Ideas from the mid-1960s to the early ’70s, most notably his runs on Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America.

The first volume, Steranko Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, will feature the initial twelve stories by Steranko that appeared in Strange Tales #151 through #162. All of these stories were drawn in the “twice up” format, meaning the original art is rendered at twice the size of the printed comic. The final book will measure 15 x 22 inches and is currently scheduled for release in May of 2014.

“I believe that I changed Nick Fury’s life as much as he changed mine,” Steranko says, “and looking over the original art again celebrates a flood of memories evincing the kind of rampant, seismic creativity that went into their creation. I can see my artistic evolution expand by the story, even by the page, and revisiting that experience can be simultaneously reassuring and shocking—a kind of microcosm of comic book history. As one of the architects of the Marvel Age, I’m pleased to share the sweep and nuance of the S.H.I.E.L.D. epic with all my fans and friends.”

The second volume, Steranko Nick Fury and Captain America Artist’s Edition, will collect the remaining Nick Fury stories from Strange Tales 163-168, as well as issues 1, 3, and 5 of the Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic series. As icing on the cake, Steranko’s three stellar issues of Captain America will also be included. This volume will measure 12 x 17 inches, and the release date is still to be determined.

“Jim Steranko’s impact on comics as an art form cannot be understated,” said editor Scott Dunbier. “He is an artist and trailblazer of the highest order.”

While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, corrections and blue pencils. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

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Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter To Debut At Comic-Con 2013

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Marvel will debut the One-Shot: Agent Carter, starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell in the title role at Comic-Con 2013.

This latest Marvel short features a post-Captain America adventure for Peggy Carter as she teams with the budding S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Together, they’re tasked with tracking down the enigmatic “Zodiac.” The short also features the return of Dominic Cooper as Tony Stark’s father Howard Stark.

If you’re looking to screen the short at SDCC, be sure to check out the Marvel booth # 2329 on Friday July 19th to see when tickets and theater details will be available.

If you can’t make the showing, Agent Carter will also be available on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray release, which hits shelves on September 24th.

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Mondo’s New Set of Tyler Stout & Eric Tan ‘Captain America’ Posters

It’s going to be an exciting week with Comic-Con just on the horizon, but don’t forget that Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters everywhere right in the middle of the madness this weekend.

To stir up some excitement, Mondo is coming to Comic-Con with a booth this year (#433) and they’re also debuting/selling a series of prints made for Captain America.  I posted Olly Moss’ images earlier today HERE.

Below is Tyler Stout’s Captain America poster ($50) and variant printed in silver ink ($100)

These are two of Eric Tan’s Cap propaganda posters, also being sold at $80 for the full set at Comic-Con.

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