Don't be fooled by that fake Captain America Comic-Con trailer

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Did you catch that bootleg video made at the premiere of the Captain America: First Avenger teaser trailer that was shown at San Diego Comic-Con? Were you thrilled by the WWII superhero action, the Samuel L. Jackson cameo as Nick Fury, the cheers of the crowd in Hall H? Did you wish you were there? Well ... you couldn't have been. Because it never happened.

YouTube user skywalkerpotter21 posted what looks like a pirated video taken from the audience at Comic-Con with someone's Flip camera. The picture is muddy, and you can hear the crowd cheer at the high points. Only thing is, none of the footage is actually FROM Captain America.

According to Brendon Connelly of bleedingcool, the clip is cobbled together from pieces of Hellboy, The Wolfman, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2 and more. But strangely, it's not presented as a fan film, or a tribute of some kind, but titled "Captian [sic] America: The First Avenger" COMIC-CON TRAILER at 07/23/10."

Look, I was AT Comic-Con on July 23. And this trailer wasn't.

But—what's the point of such a fake? To see how many people would go "Oooh! Oooh!" and forward the hoax to their friends?

Whatever the reason—you've been warned!