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Captain America TV special: Chris Evans' hero to be honored on ABC

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Marvel Entertainment

Next year will be a big one for Captain America. Not only is the character’s next standalone Marvel movie coming out in May, but ABC has announced a new TV special to honor the 75th anniversary of the star-spangled Avenger. 

Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years is a one-hour event that will premiere Jan. 19 at 9 p.m. ET. According to a press release from the network, it “follows the history of Captain America from 1941 to present and explores how the character has been a reflection of the changing times and the world he has existed in throughout the years.”

Contributing to the narrative will be Stan Lee; Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, and Chloe Bennet; Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb; Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito; Agent Carter actress Hayley Atwell; Captain America himself, Chris Evans; and family members of Cap’s creators.

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In addition, ABC announced the special will “unveil an exclusive announcement from Marvel Comics.” Past TV specials on Marvel revealed new looks at upcoming films, as was the case with 2014’s Assembling a Universe with its Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art.

 

A few months later, on May 6, Cap will return to the big screen by way of Evans and Captain America: Civil War. See that film’s trailer above.