Once upon a time, British actress Emily Blunt was Marvel's first choice to play the part of Black Widow in Iron Man 2—and she turned it down. Then she was up for the role of Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger—and she turned that down, too. But why?
The premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger is coming up real soon (in 14 days to be exact), and Paramount Pictures has released some exciting pictures to whet our appetites for its eagerly anticipated entry into this summer's slew of super-hero films.
Captain America: The First Avenger earned reasonably good reviews for star Chris Evans' charm and its retro look. But at least one team of animators believes it could be improved with a simple tweak at the end.
Captain America: The First Avenger has knocked down foes at the box office and has currently taken in $351.5 million. But what's interesting about this number is its distribution: $173.5 million domestic vs. $178 million international. That's right. Captain America did better overseas than in America.
Captain America's shield is so famous that not only does it do cameos in movies (Iron Man, Iron Man 2), it also has its own featurette. The video is called "Behind the Shield" and it features Chris Evans, Joe Johnston, Kevin Feige, and the rest of the film's crew talking about how the famous weapon came to be.
The same way that odd Green Lantern commercial for diamonds was almost more entertaining than the movie itself, it could be that a new TV ad which turns a construction worker into a dog-saving superhero might—depending on how The First Avenger turns out—delight us more than that movie, too.
If you've seen the Spider-Man movies, you'd know the catchphrase, "With great power comes great responsibility." Now that we've seen Steve Rogers catapulted from a 90-pound weakling to a shield-wielding superhero, we have new words to live by: Mental toughness is as important as physical toughness.
Steve Rogers has super-strength, speed and endurance, as well as super healing abilities. He even has the super name of Captain America. But for the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger, the movie's name will have to wear a mask in few markets overseas.