This comes from a Little Bleeder in the field, risking life and limb – or at least eye – to bring us a first hand account of the Comic-Con Captain America “preview scene”:
Brendon, Rich, love the site blah blah blah. I was surprised to see a scene from Captain America: The First Avenger played at the panel earlier today seeing as they’ve only been filming for five days so I thought I send report to you. At least we know what they’ve been shooting and what the general look of the movie will be. I’ve typed up my memory of what they’ve shown because it reveals some real surprises about this movie and how they are tying the movies together.
The scene starts inside a castle in Norway during the second World War. The nazis smash their way in and storm through the hole, absolutely filling the room. There were two guys inside and one of them was killed, the nazis get the other guy and drag him through the castle. He’s an older guy and obviously scared.
The nazis instruct this survivor to open a big sarcophagus and he is about to try when they are interrupted. Appearing first in shadow is Hugo Weaving. As he steps forward we see he isn’t the Red Skull yet. He’s dressed in an SS uniform. A real sharp dressed man.
The old survivor seems to know who Hugo Weaving is. Weaving says he based his voice on Wenrern Herzog and I could kinda hear this when he said “It took me a long time to find this place”.
Weaving pushes the top off of the sarchophagus with super strength. Inside is a skeleton just as you’d expect. The twist is – it’s holding the cosmic cube. At least it looked like the cosmic cube. What else could it be?
Here’s the most interesting bit: Weaving calls this cube “the jewel of Odin’s treasure room”. Then he realizes it isn’t and it’s just a fake, so he smashes it. He now looks at a door way in the wall. Carved on this is Yggdrasil, the “world tree” from Norse myth and, of course, Thor.
Somehow, Weaving knows how to open a secret panel in the door so he does and finds the real cosmic cube. It glows blue.
The old man warns Weaving that this cube is not for normal men, to which Weaving said “Exactly!” with a big, evil grin and the clip ended.
Overall, it was looking pretty good. Especially for just one week’s work.
They also showed a trailer made out of old War clips and a costume test and that ended with Chris Evans throwing his shield. It went by too quickly to judge really but the costume looked just like the concept art.
My name is Bruce.
Thanks, Bruce. And he’s right – it is interesting that the cross-over threads are being worked here. They’ve got an Avengers film to sell, and to a wider audience than the comics-friendly geekmob.