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It has to be fun to play a comic book hero in a movie. Neal McDonough tends to agree. We recently spoke with McDonough about his role as Dum Dum Dugan in "Captain America: The First Avenger," and he told us he enjoyed it so much that he wants to do it again.

"I can't wait to do 'Cap 2,'" McDonough says.

This is some of the first concrete talk about a cast for "Captain America 2," which is currently being written by the first movie's scribes, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The two have talked conceptually about the script and whether the next film would be in the past or present, but no official word has been given.


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Captain AmericaLast week we got our first look at Chris Evans as Captain America, and in what was a very cool coincidence, we also spoke with the current go-to writer for all things Cap in the Marvel Comics universe, "Captain America" comics writer Ed Brubaker.

Along with giving Splash Page readers an exclusive preview of "Incognito: Bad Influences" (the sequel to his award-winning 2008 "Incognito" miniseries), Brubaker also shared some thoughts about the upcoming live-action movie based on soldier-turned-superhero Steve Rogers. Though he consulted on the "Captain America" movie in its early stages, the writer said he hasn't seen any footage yet, but did offer up some reactions to what's been released publicly thus far.

"I'm hopefully going to see some early footage at some point after they wrap," Brubaker told MTV News. "I have really, really high hopes for the movie." Read More...

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Stan Lee is the self-proclaimed master of the cameo, having appeared in numerous Marvel Comics adaptations including "Spider-Man," both "Iron Man" films and "The Incredible Hulk." But will an overseas trip get in the way of Lee's appearance alongside the first Avenger?

"I still haven't done the 'Captain America' cameo," Lee told MTV News during New York Comic Con last weekend. "They're shooting it in England, but they've sort of hinted that they may shoot some scenes here in the United States. If so, I'll be banging on the door saying, 'Where's my cameo?'" Read More...

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We've seen a number of photos from the "Captain America" set in Manchester hit the 'net recently, including our first shots of Chris Evans as Captain America's alter ego, Steve Rogers. We've also seen a few pictures of souped-up vehicles sporting the logo of HYDRA, the evil terrorist organization from the Marvel Comics universe.

This week, The Liverpool Daily Post revealed a pair of images showing yet another vehicle from the HYDRA garage: a sleek, black mini-submarine.

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"The dock area was transformed into 1940s New York before cast including actor Chris Evans arrived to film the Marvel Studios blockbuster, Captain America: The First Avenger," reports the outlet. Read More...


Chris Evans as Captain AmericaThings are moving quickly for Marvel's red, white, and blue superhero! Yesterday we saw video of an explosive moment on the Manchester set of "Captain America: The First Avenger," and today we have our first photos of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in the upcoming film.

Taken on the U.K. set of the movie, the five photos we're bringing you show Evans in various stages of action, as well as leading lady Hayley Atwell, and, well... a pair of bizarre, flesh-colored booties Evans is wearing for this particular scene. It seems safe to say that this is Steve Rogers at some point after the super-soldier serum takes effect, as Evans' biceps appear to be the same size as his head in the photos.

Oh, and if you're wondering what's up with Steve Rogers' crazy, Hobbit-esque feet, there's a video from the set posted on YouTube that offers a pretty good explanation for the booties right around the :33 mark. Read More...

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Captain AmericaFilming for "Captain America: The First Avenger" is underway in the U.K., and while we've seen photos of some of the set pieces and a few shots of Captain America in action, we have yet to see any video... until now, that is.

Over at AintItCoolNews.com, a reader has posted some captured video from his office window in Manchester, showing an explosive moment on the 1940s-era set. According to the YouTube user who posted the video, leading lady Hayley Atwell (playing Peggy Carter) appears in the scene, directly in front of an exploding car.

Set in 1940s-era New York City, filming is going on across the pond right now, so it's also worth noting the "Brooklyn Antiques" shop that Peggy Carter runs out of during the shot. Read More...

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Captain AmericaThey say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but something tells me I'll need a few more words than that to fully explain what you're going to see here.

For now, the short version: I recently traveled to London to check out the set of "Captain America," director Joe Johnston's currently shooting adaptation of the classic Marvel Comics series. Sadly, I can't talk about the specifics of my visit just yet, so you won't hear a peep from me about Cap's costume or Red Skull's makeup effects. (Spoiler Alert: They're both frakkin' awesome.)

But I will say that I had a blast on set and was very impressed with what I saw. You'll know more in the coming months, but for now, all I can do is leave you with this picture of me grinning like an idiot, holding Cap's shield. Read More...

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Captain AmericaFilming for "Captain America: The First Avenger" is underway in England, so it was only a matter of time before more photos from the set began to hit the 'net.

Previously, we got a look at some USO-style set pieces, including a tank, medical tent, and a big ol' stage. This time around, we jump straight to the real goods: Captain America in costume and in action, and a shot of some suped-up motorcycles ridden by black-suited henchmen (HYDRA?).

Posted over at The Daily Mail, the six photos don't show "Captain America" lead actor Chris Evans in the familiar red, white, and blue costume, but they do show his stunt double in the star-spangled suit (with shield), both on and off a US Army motorcycle. Read More...

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Red SkullEarlier this year, Hugo Weaving signed on to portray the villainous Red Skull opposite Chris Evans in "The First Avenger: Captain America."

And while the casting of Weaving has generally been met with fan approval — thanks in part to his memorable turn as Agent Smith in "The Matrix" trilogy — there haven't been any full sightings yet of Weaving in costume aside from a tease at the San Diego Comic-Con. However, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, the reveal will be worth the wait.

"Hugo Weaving has been in the Red Skull effect, in costume for a couple of weeks now and it’s a hell of a lot of fun," Feige told Total Film. "We gave people a little taste in San Diego about what his character will look like but now that we’ve started to work with the actual skull it’s going to be a lot of fun and a rather frightening villain." Read More...

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JJ FeildWe know classic Captain America villains Arnim Zola and The Red Skull will be battling Steve Rogers and James "Bucky" Barnes when "The First Avenger: Captain America" arrives on the big screen, but a recent, unconfirmed report has indicated that Cap's counterpart in the U.K. could get in on the action, too.

For what it’s worth, film/acor database and noted rumor mill IMDb has an actor cast in the role of Montgomery Falsworth — a.k.a. Union Jack — in “Captain America: The First Avenger”. British actor JJ Feild was born in the USA, but if the site proves correct, he’ll be WWII-era superteam The Invaders’ foremost Brit. Read More...

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