Few comic book characters are as homespun as Captain America, who uses his superhuman powers to fight the Nazis during World War II while draped in the colors of Old Glory.
Yet even Captain America’s overtly patriotic credentials weren’t enough to keep a film about his exploits from being shot overseas.
The upcoming movie from Marvel Studios was originally to be filmed in Los Angeles. Instead, “Captain America: The First Avenger,” starring Chris Evans, Samuel Jackson and Hugo Weaving, will shoot this July in London, where the story is partially set. LINK
I wonder how California would feel if people boycotted their state when it comes to the film industry? Whatever. I’m just glad they are going ahead with this movie. My only hope is that they do it justice. It today’s age of political correctness, I’m not sure where Captain America fits in but we need traditional heroes and role models to be restored. He is clearly a hero from another age and time. I’m a little nervous as to Hollywood’s take on his story:
Later, Rogers waits patiently in the White House and speaks to President Barack Obama. Obama, feeling the SHRA was “un-American,” gladly grants Rogers a full Presidential pardon, saying that he would only risk his reputation by doing so to Captain America. When Rogers explains to Obama that he may not be Captain America again, the President states that he may need Rogers for something “far greater”. LINK
Yeah from the looks of that there is good reason to worry. Oh boy.
ANYWAY… In many ways his story is important to today’s world. It is traditional American values that the World War II generation fought and died to protect and restore. Captain America is representative of that era. Hopefully a new generation of Americans will get acquainted with the values of our past.
I can’t wait to see this movie.