Nope, the shield isn’t really made from vibranium!
It seems like it was only yesterday when we first met Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger. But really, it was a whole decade ago!
Currently, Steve Rogers’ loyal buddies, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, are embarking on the post-Endgame world without the OG Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+.
Still, we thought it was only proper to pay homage to the movie that started it all. Let’s give The First Avenger its due fanfare by going through some fun behind-the-scenes facts!
1. The very first Captain America comic appears in the film.
2. The scenes with pre-Super Soldier Serum Steve Rogers had to be shot at least four times.
4. Captain America: The First Avenger was actually the fifth live-action version of Captain America.
5. Despite how it looks in the movie, Evans and Stan are actually the same height.
6. Sebastian Stan originally tried for the role of Captain America.
8. Krasinski’s wife, actress Emily Blunt, was also up for the part of Peggy Carter, but she turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.
9. Believe it or not, Chris Evans turned down the role of Captain America three times.
10. Evans didn’t even have to audition at all.
11. Evans was paid $300,000 to portray Cap in Captain America: The First Avenger.
13. Laura Haddock, who plays an autograph seeker in The First Avenger, later appears in the MCU as Peter Quill’s mother in Guardians of the Galaxy.
14. Stan Lee has a cameo as a general in the movie, but he actually didn’t create the Captain America character.
16. Still fairly new to the Hollywood scene, Stan was still figuring out how to pay rent even after the first Captain America movie came out.
19. And now, here’s some behind-the-scenes footage, courtesy of Chris Evans’ Twitter: Evans’ high school friend Jon, who acted as his “assistant” on set, wasn’t very impressed with him.
Which behind-the-scenes fact was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
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