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The First Avenger: Captain America

Behind-the-Scenes on Captain America's Shield

Get an in depth look at Cap's shield from 'Captain America: The First Avenger' in this new video!

We’re celebrating the July 22 premiere of “Captain America: The First Avenger” with Captain America Month! Enjoy daily doses of new Cap goodness including interviews with the film’s cast and crew as well as some of the biggest creators in the Sentinel of Liberty’s history, retrospectives on our hero’s most memorable Marvel comics and surprises galore! Come back to Marvel.com every day for new Cap Month coverage, and mark your calendars for July 22 to see the Star-Spangled Avenger in action!

We're so excited for "Captain America: The First Avenger" hitting theaters July 22 that we're just buzzing with updates and news--but today we want to take a moment and look back on the shield that makes the man.

Our friends at Symantec--the makers of Norton Antivirus--have put together this awesome behind-the-scenes video that has tons of factoids and stories on Cap's shield straight from the mouths of stars Chris Evans and Dominic Cooper, producer Kevin Feige and more! Every super hero has their iconic symbol and for our beloved Sentinel of Libery it's his shield, so check out the video and don't miss "Captain America: The First Avenger," slinging into theaters July 22!


"Captain America: The First Avenger" will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.  As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).

Check out the official "Captain America: The First Avenger" teaser site as well as its hub page right here on Marvel.com for the latest on Cap's big screen adventure hitting theaters July 22!

In addition to "Captain America: The First Avenger," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Marvel's The Avengers" on May 4, 2012, and "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013.

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