Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America The First Avenger: Captain America The First Avenger is an American superhero movie that was released on July 22, 2011. This movie is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Read more about Marvel Movies in order to Watch.

Captain America The First Avenger is directed by Joe Johnston and produced by Kevin Feige. Captain America: The First Avenger has been rated PG-13 for the content shown in the movie.

Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America The First Avenger Plot

The movie revolves around a rejected military soldier named Steve Rogers. In the film, Rogers was seen living an average life until when he takes a dose of a “super-soldier serum”. Initially, he was quite happy with the powers he got as he was not fully aware of the powers. Later, in the movie, Steve realized that being Captain America comes with its own cons.

Captain America The First Avenger Marketing | Budget

Captain America The First Avenger was made with a budget of $140-216.7 Million. At San Diego Comic-Con International 2010, some footage was seen. This was shot in the previous week only. Other than that, the first tv ad was telecasted during the time of Super Bowl XLV which aired on the Fox network in the US.

Captain America The First Avenger Released

The world premiere of Captain America (2011) was organized at El Captain Theatre in Hollywood, California, and also it was the screening of the movie was held at San Diego Comic-Con International on July 21, 2011

This movie was theoretically released on July 22, 2011, in the United States and Canada. Captain America The First Avenger is the MCU’s Phase One.

Captain America The First Avenger Development

Since 1997, Marvel was in talks with Mark Gordon and Gray Levinsohn as they wanted to make Captain America. It was decided that Larry Wilson and Leslie Bohem will write the script for the movie. In the year 2000, Marvel decided to team up with Artisan Entertainment so that they can manage the finances for the movie.

A lawsuit come to light between Marvel Comics and Joe Simon as both of them wanted the ownership of the movie. The lawsuit was settled in the year 2003, September. Initially, it was decided that Marvel will license the film rights to Warner Bros. However, Producer David Maisel wanted the company should produce this film on its own. Captain America The First Avenger is officially distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Captain America: The First Avenger Casting

Following is the list of Captain America: The First Avenger cast along with the characters they played in the movie.

Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • Tommy Lee Jones as Chester Phillips
  • Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
  • Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
  • Sebastian Stan as James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes
  • Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark
  • Neal McDonough as Timothy “Dum Dum” Dugan
  • Derek Luke as Gabe Jones
  • Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine

Captain America: The First Avenger Box Office

Captain America: The First Avenger has managed to earn a whopping amount of $176.7 million in North America. Talking about its international box office collection, it is somewhere around $193.9 million.

Captain America: The First Avenger has a worldwide total of $370.6 million. Captain America: The First Avenger was released on July 22, 2011, in the United States and it managed to earn $4million in midnight showings leaning behind films like Thor and Green Lantern.

Captain America: The First Avenger Filming

The shooting of Captain America: The First Avenger started in the year 2010, June and the working title was FrostBite. On that day only, it was revealed that Tommy Lee Jones will play US Army, Colonel Chester Phillips. Later, the team announced that the shooting of the movie will take place in London and showcase London’s key landmarks.

Talking about the war scenes, they were filmed at the Royal Navy Propellant Factory in the Welsh village in the month of September.

Captain America: The First Avenger Critical Response

The movie is rated 6.9/10 on IMDB and on Rotten Tomatoes it has an approval rating of 79% having an average score of 7 out of 10. This rating on Rotten Tomatoes is based on 271 public reviews.

“Johnston has delivered a light, clever, and deftly balanced adventure picture with a real lump in the throat nostalgia, with Nazis – who make the best villains, and with loving references to Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark”, said Roger Moore from Orlando Sentinel.

“I enjoyed the movie. I appreciated the 1940s period settings and costumes, which were a break with the usual generic cityscapes. I admired the way that director Joe Johnston propelled the narrative. I got a sense of a broad story, rather than the impression of a series of sensational set pieces. If Marvel is wise, it will take this and Iron Man as its templates”, said Roger Ebert from Chicago Sun-Times.

Captain America: The First Avenger Post Production

Stanley Tucci in November 2010 said that he is done with filming his part and the remaining movie would be completed within three weeks. In February 2011, it was revealed that Alan Silvestri will compose the film score.

In the month of March 2011, it was revealed that Captain America: The First Avenger has to undergo some reshoots that will happen in the UK. Also, on April 23, 2011, one of the scenes of the movie was filmed in New York City’s Times Square.

Captain America: The First Avenger Music

The music album of Captain America consists of the original score by Alan Silvestri and also “Star Spangles Man”. Alan Menken composed the music and David Zippel wrote the lyrics.

The recording of the soundtrack was done at Air Studios and it was released under the label Walt Disney Records on July 19, 2011.

Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger Do You Know

  • The scene in which Steve had to take a dose of Super Soldier Serum was shot more than 4 times.
  • The first Captain American comic was shown in the movie.
  • Evans’ body double is also seen in the movie playing the character of a bartender.
  • This movie is Captain America’s 5th live-action version.
  • It may look like their height doesn’t match, but the truth is Evans and Sebastian are of the same height.
  • Initially, Stan wanted to play the character of Captain America.

Captain America: The First Avenger is a great movie to watch. The team has done a great job in making a great movie of all time. Captain America managed to keep the audience hooked till the end. If you are a fan of Marvel movies, you will surely enjoy this movie. The way director Joe Johnston propelled the narrative was top-notch.

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