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Captain America: The First Avenger Update
By Patrick Oliver
July 7, 2011 - 01:48

Studios: Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios
Writer(s): Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving , Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Samuel Jackson, Dominic Cooper
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Produced by: Stephen Broussard, Louis D'Esposito, Kevin Feige, Stan Lee, David Maisel
Release Date: 22/07/2011
Distributors: Paramount Pictures, Universal International Pictures, Universal Pictures International
Genre: Superhero Movies

To Be, or Not To Be


Word has it that not everyone will be seeing 'Captain America: The First Avenger', just not in the way you might at first think.

Paramount and Marvel (showing canny global awareness) gave international territories the option of which title they could use. They could use the original US title, 'Captain America: The First Avenger'.  Or, the considerably less nationalist sounding (for some) 'The First Avenger'.

It's been reported that Russia, Ukraine and South Korea have so far taken up that offer. It's not clear if other countries will follow suit. An interesting tidbit I didn't know has come to light along with this news; China only screens 20 foreign films per year. 20! So will Cap's movie make it onto Chinese screens at all I wonder? Only time will tell. 


'Captain America: The First Avenger' is due for release from the 22nd of July 2011.

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