Hey gang! Here are some photos from the set of Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, that gives us our first look at the Hydra tanks from the film. Unfortunately, these aren't official, high resoultion photos from the studio, but they give us a look at what we can expect.
I love the style and designs of the enemy's 1940's weapons technology. It's got that retro, old school WWII feel, with a slight modern twist.
As you know, the film is being directed by Joe Johnston and stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci and Neal McDonough. The movie is set to be released in theaters on July 22nd, 2011.
The story will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe, when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. The film will feature Captain America as the leader of a team of elite soldiers from various countries, known in the comic books as the Howling Commandos. They will take on the Red Skull and the Tesseract, or the Cosmic Cube.
Check out the pics below and tell us what you think!
For those not familiar with Hydra...
Hydra is a world-wide subversive organization dedicated to global domination. At its height, Hydra was the most extensive, powerful, and dangerous such organization in history.
The man most responsible for the creation of Hydra was Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, the Prussian aristocrat who served as wing commander of Nazi Germany’s infamous Death’s Head Squadron, and later as leader of its Blitzkrieg Squad of commandos. Infuriated by Strucker’s defeats by American commando Sgt. Nicholas Fury, and by Strucker’s refusal to execute the entire population of a French village, Adolf Hitler ordered the Gestapo to find and assassinate him. Strucker escaped Germany with the help of some of its men, and more importantly, with that of the Third Reich’s second most powerful leader, the Red Skull. The Skull eventually intended to challenge Hitler himself, and assigned Strucker to build a power base for him in the Far East. The embittered Strucker had no intention of serving anyone but himself, however, and severed ties with the Skull on becoming the Supreme Hydra.
To meet the threat of Hydra, S.H.I.E.L.D. was created. Hydra assassinated S.H.I.E.L.D.’s first Director, who was replaced by Colonel Nicholas Fury of the C.I.A., coincidentally Strucker’s greatest wartime foe.