This? This I did not expect during the Super Bowl.
Not really impressive, right?
First, Cap's uniform might be too corny for a movie. Second, in telling the Cap origin story, you have to do more than make a good comic-book movie. You have to make a good World War II movie. And the standards for that are much, much higher.
If Spidey looks halfway cool swinging across Manhattan, and can pass as a believable young adult, excellent -- you've pulled off a Spider-Man translation. But the backdrop for Captain America is, shall we say, a weighty subject. One that's inspired a lot of iconic movies. And John Ford didn't have to worry about placing a guy in a flag costume with little white wings over his temples in The Longest Day.
Maybe the filmmakers will pivot into reviving Cap in the present day and finding drama in the man-out-of-time angle. Of course, that's a trap, too, because you risk falling into a tone where either a) everything today is frivolous in comparison or b) today's challenges rival those of the second World War, and neither of those statements is true. Maybe you've got to go the route of saying that in dark and trying times, we need a living symbol of the greatness of America, one who can also punch out Baron Strucker and throw a vibranium shield into the nape of Kang the Conqueror's neck. I will see that movie.
On the other hand, the longer the movie spends in the '40s, the more it has to be a World War II movie, and that just sets it up for failure.
Of course, perhaps I'm overthinking this, since whatever movie Marvel Studios produces will be better than this, faint praise as that might be: