The First Avenger: Captain America

Chris Evans Rings the Opening Bell at the NYSE

The star of 'Captain America: The First Avenger' stopped by the NYSE to ring the opening bell Marvel staffers!

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Captain America star Chris Evans at the NYSE

Photos courtesy of NYSE

Updated on 7/11/2011

The First Avenger himself, Chris Evans, rang the opening bell signaling the start of trading this morning at the New York Stock Exchange. Leading a squad of Marvel staffers that included Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Evans helped usher in the day's trading. Check out the photos here and don't miss "Captain America: The First Avenger" when it opens on July 22!

Chris Evans and Marvel Executives at the NYSE

Joining Chris Evans on the podium at the NYSE were a host of Marvel executives, including David Althoff (Senior Counsel), Dayle Chesler (Senior Art Director), Denise Eccleston (Walt Disney Company), Susan Field (Vice President, Product Merchandising), Christopher Fondacaro (Executive Vice President, Creative Services), Frederic Marsat (Senior Network Engineer), JoAnn McLaughlin (Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Promotional Services), Matt Melford (Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis), Joe Quesada (Chief Creative Officer), Michael Sapherstein (Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Global Digital Media) and German Roman (Brand Assurance Coordinator).

"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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