There’d been a concern that Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger would not be carrying its patriotic name overseas. Well it turns out that will NOT be the case. Mostly.
An Associated Press report today says, “Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios gave distributors around the world the option of shortening the title of ’Captain America: The First Avenger’ to simply ‘The First Avenger,’ out of concern about anti-American sentiment.” Turns out, only three countries decided to take them up on that offer: Russia, Ukraine and South Korea. “In other territories, the movie will go out with the full title, a sign that the brand value of the Marvel Comics hero trumps any potential anti-U.S. feelings in some parts of the world,” writes the AP.
Paramount declined to comment to The Hollywood Reporter recently, on rumors that the film would be screening at San Diego Comic-Con in two weeks. We already know Marvel isn’t having a big Hall H panel for the film like they did last year with their Avengers cast but we could still see something of Captain America or at least its star. THR writes, “while details are still being worked out, Marvel and Paramount, which is distributing the film, are planning a military salute that would involving star Chris Evans and soldiers stationed in San Diego. They also mention he would be doing signings at the Marvel booth but that all of those plans depend on working out his busy schedule.