Captain America is the embodiment of Americain patriotism.
One of the greatest characters in marvel comics.
This character is the most liked avenger and has an enormous fan following.
Captain America has experienced more variances than most major comic book characters. And has remained in publication since 1964’s The Avengers #4.
Captain America’s shield is his primary weapon, his red and blue suit depicting America’s colors makes him stand out.
Apart from that his physique, stature, charm, and nature will leave you awestruck. Marvel has an ever-changing nature, they always present the best movies, comics, and characters.
They make you believe in this truth of their universe. Marvel and its cinematic universe have changed modern-day cinema and superheroes for all of us.
Captain America’s movies are an integral part of the same. His character is very loved, most-watched, and one of the best additions to the Avengers.
Chris Evans played the character and has brought a lot of skill, depth, valor, and charisma.
There are several interesting and important facts and revelations that any self-respecting Cap fan should know.
1. Almost Called “Super American”
Can you imagine Captain America with any other name?.
The character was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1940 as a response to World War II.
The United States had not yet become involved in the actions of the War. They aimed to create a character with a strong political incline who articulated their sentiments on why the country should become involved. Patriotic superheroes were extremely popular at the time.
Hence, originally Super America was drawn.
But he knew it would not work out and soon changed it to Captain America.
Cap debuted with his comic in March of 1941, the cover of which depicted him punching Hitler in the face.
After eight years of Cap fighting his nemesis Red Skull with his friend Bucky Barnes (both of which appeared in the original issue), superhero comics went out of style and the craze died down. The comic itself was turned into a suspense and horror anthology before closing.
2. A series of rejection
Chris Evans declined the role three times before finally agreeing. Getting Chris Evans to agree to this role was difficult and somewhat impossible at the start.
A series of other actors were set to audition and screen test for the same role. Marvel did not want just any actor, they wanted someone who would nurture the role and take it to the next level. Chris Evans did just that and made a strong impact in the world of superheroes.
Other actors considered for the role included Ryan Phillippe, John Krasinski, Channing Tatum, and Chace Crawford. Sebastian Stan was also a potential candidate but was chosen to play Bucky Barnes instead.
Evans has said that he also chose to take the role because he believes
“The story of Steve Rogers is great. He’s a great guy. Even if it was just a script about anybody, I would probably want to do it.”
3. The Fifth Avenger
Despite being labeled “The First Avenger,” Captain America was not the first avenger in the comic series. Many of the adaptations portray the story, the original Avengers lineup did not include Cap.
The team actually found him embedded in ice in the fourth issue of The Avengers comics in 1964. Shocking, right?
We always thought he was the first of the Avengers, but sadly there is more to that. The first few avengers honor goes to Ant-Man, Wasp, Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor.
Also known as the founding avenger’s cap was never originally a part of them. Captain America only joined the Avengers after Hulk left the team.
Over time, he received the founding member status. Cap became essential to the team and even led them because of his vast tactical experience and battle skill, creating the dynamic most movie fans are familiar with. Now we can’t even imagine an avenger’s movie without him.
4. The S.H.I.E.L.D.S
Shields of various materials were created and assembled for the film. Shields used for punching people were made from rubber, a magnetized shield was used whenever it was attached to Captain America’s back, and any shield that was thrown was created digitally through effects.
The shield was originally triangular.
In the actual story, the shield’s change was a lot more sophisticated. During his missions in WWII, Rogers meets T’Chaka, the Chieftain of the African nation of Wakanda, and the father of T’Challa (who will appear first in 2016’s Civil War and later in his standalone film, Black Panther). Rogers receives a sample of the metal Vibranium from T’Chaka and brings it back to America.
It sounds like a lot of Shields for one superhero, but that was the most fascinating element of his costume/appearance. Captain America carries a remarkable, one of a kind vibranium shield. Phenomenally tough and durable.
There is no Captain America without his extraordinary shield.
5. Captain America can wield Thor’s Hammer.
Yes, he can do the impossible. If you have only ever seen the movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then it’s easy to see why this would be so surprising as he was barely able to budge Mjolnir, Thor’s mystic hammer.
We marvel fans know the deal, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor”.
Due to his pure heart and noble reason for wanting to lift the hammer, he can lift and swing it defeating the bad guys.
6. He’s lived in a different dimension for a decade.
Captain America is one of the few characters who is loved by everyone, he is the personification of the American paragons and the living model of all that is genuine.
At one point though, Rick Remender chose to change Captain America’s story by transporting him to Dimension Z, where times move infinitely faster.
In Dimension Z, even though on Earth only moments had passed, Steve endured 12 years in Dimension Z. He raised a foster child named Ian, fought Arnim Zola (Red Skull’s henchman), and thought that he lost both Ian and Sharon Carter. His character has grown a lot through the past movies.