The American superhero film, The First Avenger is a 2011 film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures, it is the fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The First Avenger American superhero film was directed by Joe Johnston and written by Christopher Markus with Stephen McFeely.
As a main cast of the movie, Stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, and Stanley Tucci. According to the story, During World War II, Steve Rogers, a frail man, is transformed into the super-soldier Captain America and must stop the Red Skull from using the Tesseract as an energy source for world domination.
The film was published as a concept in 1997 and was scheduled for distribution by Artisan Entertainment. But, a lawsuit disrupted the project and was not settled until September 2003. In 2005, Marvel Studios received a financial facility from Merrill Lynch and released the film through Paramount Pictures.
Directors Jon Favreau and Louis Leterrier were interested in directing the project before Johnston was approached in 2008. Production began in June and showed in London, Manchester, Caerwent, Liverpool, and Los Angeles. To create the physical appearance of the character, Lola used Several different techniques for visual effects before he became Captain America.
The First Avenger American superhero film premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on July 19, 2011, and was telecasted in the US on July 22, as part of Phase One of the MCU. The film was commercially successful and grossed over $370 million worldwide. Critics particularly praised Evans’ performance, the film’s depiction of its 1940s time period, and Johnston’s direction. As per the initial plan, Two sequels have been released. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).