What appears to be a legit casting notice for The First Avenger: Captain America has appeared online, and while it's not exactly chockfull of revealing info about the plot of the film, it does give the uninitiated a basic idea of what Steve Rogers is all about.
Feature Film Casting has the synopsis, which was uncovered by the bloodhounds at Collider. Here it is:
"Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experimentâ¦ Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by 'vita-rays.' Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers."
So if this is the real thing, it's still not telling the average comic book fan anything new. What does this sum up, really? The first 15 minutes of the movie? The casting note does indicate that filming is to begin on June 28, 2010, though, so that's news anyway.