First Captain America trailer unveils villain Red Skull

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Captain America just showed us what it’s got – and boy is it packing.

The first footage from Marvel’s comic adaptation was aired last night during America’s big Superbowl spree, and has stoked our enthusiasm for the First Avenger .

Managing to set up the film’s basic plot in a breezy, crammed 30 seconds, it shows Chris Evans transform from weedy wannabe into shield-bearing superhero.

Not only that, but we get our first blink-and-you’ll-miss-him glimpse at Hugo Weaving in full Red Skull regalia.

Check out the trailer below…

Impressive bits? Evans looking seriously skinny before his transformation, a plummy Hayley Atwell holding her own against some very red lipstick, glimpses of Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones...

And, of course, Red Skull. A damn near perfect movie interpretation of the character’s comic look, we can find nothing wrong with the creepy-looking chap. Weaving's just created another iconic baddie.

Could America end up being A for Awesome? We’ve got our fingers crossed for 29 July.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.