The 1944 Captain America Serial

Captain America 1944

I recently posted about the 1979 Captain America TV movies and it was rightly pointed out in the comments that an earlier live action serial was produced in 1944 starring Dick Purcell. The 15-part serial is a far cry from the current Captain America and for that reason I never made it past the first chapter. Watch the first chapter, The Purple Death, below to see what I mean.

The Mercury Men

I was flipping through the TV channels a couple of nights back when this advertisement on the SyFy channel more than captured my interest.

The Mercury Men debuts Monday, July 25th on the SyFy Channel Site, the web series is 10 episodes long and 7 minutes in length and is obviously inspired by the old Republic Serials from the 1940’s and 1950’s.

The SyFy site gives this bit of information on the series:
“Pittsburgh, 1975. Edward Borman, a lowly government office drone, finds himself trapped when the deadly men of Mercury seize his office building as a staging ground for their nefarious plot. Aided by Jack Yaeger, a daring aerospace engineer from a mysterious organization known as “The League,” Edward must stop the invaders and their doomsday device, the Gravity Engine.”

“The Mercury Men is created by Christopher Preksta, best known as the writer/director of Captain Blasto, for which he was nominated for two Streamy Awards. His short concept film The Mercury Men (filmed prior to the series) was featured at San Diego Comic Con (2008), the Brainwash Movie Festival (awarded Best Film, 2008), and the Action on Film Festival (awarded Best Science Fiction Film & Best Visual Effects, 2008).”

New Captain America: The First Avenger TV Spot

Ready for your first look at when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) met Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving)?

Thanks to the Marvel Comics YouTube channel for this TV spot below!

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios will unleash the Captain America film on the big screens on July 22nd! This is not the first time the good Captain has been show on the big screen of course, that honor goes to the Republic Serials from 1944.

Thanks to International Hero for the picture below.