'Captain America: The First Avenger' Trailer Gets Delayed

A first look at the anticipated Marvel adaptation is being held-up because the footage isn't 'amazing'.
Captain America trailer gets delayed
Captain America trailer gets delayed
Last week, Entertainment Tonight debuted a sparse three seconds of footage from Captain America: The First Avenger, and everyone assumed an extend look or teaser trailer was soon on its way. But we've seen nothing yet. Now, word is that the impending trailer has been delayed.

Branding consultant and creative director Gregory Littley, who specializes in social media, fashion brands, and pop culture recently took to his personal Twitter feed with this message:

"Not good news...I'm hearing that the "Captain America: The First Avenger" trailer is being delayed. Footage isn't 'Amazing'."


This 'tweet' shouldn't raise concerns over the quality of the upcoming Marvel adaptation just yet. Director Joe Johnston has stated that he wants audiences' first look at "Captain America: The First Avenger to be perfect. Fan reaction over Thor footage leaked from Comic-Con was less than positive. Marvel and Johnston are hoping to divert from any poor word of mouth, delivering something that instead gets the paying public truly excited.

There is no word on how long this delay may take. A first trailer is always the hardest to cut, as it sets up expectations for that long haul to the box office. After seeing how people reacted to the first Thor footage, Marvel and Johnston's concerns over releasing a good teaser sound legitimate.

Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011 and stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.



Sources: Gregory Littley

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Comments (27)

  1. Kinetic

    I like the majority of the DC films, but I have never read a DC comic.
    I do not think i will be seeing Green Lantern.
    His mentor is his enemy?
    I hate that they give crap like that away, unless its stated in the first 5 minutes of the film that he really is a bad guy.
    Like when the first Spider-Man movie came out, Norman as the Green Goblin was everywhere, it turned off some of my non-comic friends from seeing it cause it was spoiled very early on...
    Twists, even if the comic population know them, should not be "shouted out on the street" as it were...
    No one left the cinema after Empire saying that Vader was really Anakin, everybody just told everybody else to go see it...
    A Spoiler should NOT be a headline!!!

    4 years agoby @KineticFlag

  2. ejk1

    Honestly, as far as the trailers for Cap, Thor, and GL go, I don't give a damn. I don't need a trailer for any of those--I'm seeing them no matter what.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  3. Gbsm

    Who the hell is Greg Littley? Whoever he is... he is a liar. Nothing has been delayed. Again, who the hell is Greg Littley? He certainly isn't someone who knows anything about the film or footage... is he a fruitcake? Apparently so.

    4 years agoby @gbsmFlag

  4. Kinetic

    Fan reaction over Thor footage leaked from Comic-Con was less than positive.
    &
    After seeing how people reacted to the first Thor footage, Marvel and Johnston's concerns over releasing a good teaser sound legitimate.
    ***
    This is news to me...
    Everyone i've talkto, both Off and OnLine love the Thor Trailer

    4 years agoby @KineticFlag

  5. Dawhite Aroundyolips

    There's always gonna be someone to say something negative about anything, its a losing battle.

    4 years agoby @herecomethefuzzFlag

  6. darksektor1971

    I think that this guy's statement about "trailer not being AMAIZING"...can have at least 2 POV....IMHO...
    1. he is such an extremist looking for something sooooo unbelievable AMAIZING...or
    2. the company only wanted to show bits of action so the coolest things in the movie weren't the trailer.

    4 years agoby @darksektor1971Flag

  7. IlikePie202

    sh*t, now we have to wait longer.

    4 years agoby @Ilikepie202Flag

  8. fanboy

    This fine with me, I dont care how long it takes as long as they take their time doing it to make it the best possible.

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  9. Worth5Bucks

    fine with me. the longer i wait the more excited ill be

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  10. Beetfarmer

    I don't know why you say the THOR or CAPTAIN AMERICA footage shown or leaked from Comic-Con was poorly received. Everyone I know -- and most of the opinions I've seen online -- say the opposite. And your Gregory Littley "branding consultant and creative director" source is not reliable. Check out the track record of his past tweets. He has almost consistently been wrong about all things Marvel movie-related. I don't know who the guy is or why he gets any attention. On what brands is he consulting and what, exactly, is he directing creatively? I'll bet nothing.

    4 years agoby @beetfarmerFlag

  11. ed_wood

    I'll do my best to wait a little longer. Not worried about the movie at all.

    4 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  12. Jimthar

    and i agree that the green lantern trailer looked like crap but i'll go see it anyway.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  13. bud2fresh

    Thor looked good to me, and as far as the Cap goes i know i'm goin to love any trailer they put out. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  14. Pjwolsker

    my days gonna suck testicles now. that better not mean the movie will suck

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  15. the Narrator

    I keep staring at that above photo of Cap... beast.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  16. ZanyZap

    I'll wait.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  17. the Narrator

    Cool. Glad to see he wants to pleas fans. This is however, a little saddening, because I believe a film should be good through and through, not just on certain parts, so if a teaser was prepped, (which usually shows the films better scenes) and it wasn't amazing enough, how will the overall film be? I don't know, but I can't wait for a trailer.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  18. Ryan Moran

    wow thats gay

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  19. Dan

    @Alan I got what you meant, dude :)

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  20. B. Alan Orange

    To clarify: The Thor footage that was leaked! Not the official trailer that was eventually released!

    4 years agoby @balanorangeFlag

  21. Cripple

    Well, hopefully we will see the trailer soon.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  22. kingbrady

    Green Lantern is a fail period...that sh*t looked way too fake...the only thing in Capt America that will be hard to make us believe is Red Skull's actual red skull

    4 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  23. Playhouse

    I don't know why there was dissatisfaction with the 'Thor' trailer, both from Comic-Con and the latest one released a month or two ago. They were infinitely more entertaining and appealing than anything seen from 'Green Lantern'.

    And I know Johnston wants to get this right, which I appreciate and think he will. At the same time, I hope the experience and reaction to 'The Wolfman' hasn't made him too cautious.

    4 years agoby @playhouseFlag

  24. Jimthar

    i thought the thor trailer looked pretty good actually, but hey, thats just me. i'm not upset about CA taking a lil bit toget it right.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  25. Photoman

    what the f*ck ??? Not a good sign for the movie, and excuse me, but the Thor footage and the trailer is simple outstanding .

    4 years agoby @photomanFlag

  26. moviegeek

    Very smart move on their part. don't give us something that's not a good representation of your film.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  27. Dan

    Fine with me.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag