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.


  1. Bob G. says:

    There was a little-known movie out around 1990:

    It wasn’t bad and had some “names” in it (italian production company).
    I made a copy off of cable in BETA ages ago…

    (imho) It really captured the comic essence, without being too hokie.
    Here’s the cover art for the VHS:

    Another good take on Captain America was a book by Ted White called THE GREAT GOLD STEAL

    I’ve been a fan of Cap since the ’60s and Jim Steranko did some GREAT comic art in those days (only 4 issues – got’em all)

    I didn’t like a recent storyline where Cap was sent to infiltrate a “tea party” for subversives…and I didn’t like seeing him shot down on the Capitol steps.

    I like my C/A kicking ass and taking names…all in the name of AMERICA!
    But I’m old-fashioned that way.

    I hope THIS movie is everything C/A stands for.
    To do less would be a crime.


  2. Let’s hope they do him justices and don’t use the movie as an excuse to make it some wing-nut platform.

  3. Old NFO says:

    That should be a good one…

  4. Dustoff says:

    Notice Randal didn’t bring up this part.

    First, budget constraints forced producers to move “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” production from its titular tropical location to the tax-friendlier confines of Hawaii and London. Now, the same money concerns have sent “Captain America” overseas: the movie about the most patriotic of comic-book heroes will, ironically, not be filmed in America.

    Leave it to the lib’s(US or other countries) to tax the tar out of them, so they have to leave.
    More and more movies are going to Canada instead of LA for the same reason.

  5. Randal Graves says:

    Yeah Dustoff, I’m sure there was absolutely NO place in the US that this could have been filmed. You’re a retard.

    Personally, I couldn’t care less where this is made; I posted the link as an ironic joke. Of course, you had to get all retardo political and ruin it.

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