I Have to Address this So-Called Official Synopsis For Marvels CAPTAIN AMERICA Film that's making the Internet Rounds
So apparently there's a so-called "official" story synopsis floating around the internet for Marvel's upcoming The First Avenger: Captain America film. I talked to the Geektyrant crew about it and I wasn't going to post it because it's absolutely ridiculous that people are saying this is the official description for the film, because it's pretty much an old description of the character Captain America. There is nothing new in this description that would set it apart from the comic book character that we all know and love, or from the descriptions we've already seen. In fact, this description was actually released in October of last year by Production Weekly and we even posted it. Does no one remember this? The description released is basic Captain America knowledge. Some of these sites are even saying that the description contains spoilers, or that it's a first look??? Really?
I am going to give you this movie's so called story summary which is really just a basic description of Captain America then I'll give you the official Marvel Description of the character.
We've given this description several times already in the course of reporting on the movie so I'm not sure what the big deal is. The reason I'm making a big deal about it is because it's nothing none of these other sites, including ours, has reported before. But here ya go.
Heres what floating around the interent:
Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment ... Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Soldier Serum and bombarded by "vita-rays." Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.
Now here is the official Marvel description of the character that's been up and available on Marvels website for Years and give us even more details about the Captain.
Steve Rogers was a scrawny fine arts student specializing in industrialization in the 1940's before America entered World War II. He attempted to enlist in the army only to be turned away due to his poor constitution. A U.S. officer offered Rogers an alternative way to serve his country by being a test subject in project, Operation: Rebirth, a top secret defense research project designed to create physically superior soldiers. Rogers accepted and after a rigorous physical and combat training and selection process was selected as the first test subject. He was given injections and oral ingestion of the formula dubbed the "Super Soldier Serum" developed by the scientist Dr. Abraham Erskine. Rogers was then exposed to a controlled burst of "Vita-Rays" that activated and stabilized the chemicals in his system. The process successfully altered his physiology from its frail state to the maximum of human efficiency, including greatly enhanced musculature and reflexes.
After the assassination of Dr. Erskine. Roger was re-imagined as a superhero who served both as a counter-intelligence agent and a propaganda symbol to counter Nazi Germany's head of terrorist operations, the Red Skull. Rogers was given a costume modeled after the American flag, a bulletproof shield, a personal sidearm and the codename Captain America. He was also given a cover identity as a clumsy infantry private at Camp LeHigh in Virginia. Barely out of his teens himself, Rogers made friends with the teenage camp mascot, James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes. Barnes accidentally learned of Rogers' dual identity and offered to keep the secret if he could become Captain America's sidekick. Rogers agreed, and trained Barnes. Roger met President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who presented him with a new shield made from a chance mixture of iron, Vibranium and an unknown catalyst. Throughout World War II, Captain America and Bucky fought the Nazi menace both on their own and as members of the superhero team the Invaders, which after the war evolved into the All-Winners Squad.
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A Marvel Spokes person tells us that the description making the internet rounds today that I did this little rant about is not accurate and it not their official synopsis. Thank you! Score 1 for GeekTyrant! Why? Why not. So Marvel has yet to release an Official Synopsis for their Captain America film. When they do we'll let ya know!