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Comic-Con 2011: 'Captain America' on Mission to San Diego (Exclusive)

Star Chris Evans will likely put in an appearance at the annual event.

July 22: "Captain America: The First Avenger"
Jay Maidment/Marvel Entertainment

Captain America will be at Comic-Con.

There’s been much made of the fact that Marvel Studios is not taking any movie down to the annual gathering of geeks and pop culture, although Marvel superheroes will get their due via a Columbia Pictures panel for The Amazing Spider-Man.

Rumors also suggest that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will be there, too.

But what of Captain America: The First Avenger, which opens July 22, right smack in the middle of Comic-Con's July 20-24 run?

Well, there will be no panel, but Heat Vision has learned that, while details are still being worked out, Marvel and Paramount, which is distributing the film, are planning a military salute that would involving star Chris Evans and soldiers stationed in San Diego. Evans would also attend the Con to do to signings at the Marvel booth.

Additionally, whispers suggest a special Con screening of the film.

One of the details needed to make all this happen is smoothing out Evans' schedule, so who knows how much of this will come to pass.

Paramount had no comment.