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Captain America will be “First Avenger” in three foreign countries


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: His name is Captain America. But in three foreign countries, they’ll come to know him as “First Avenger.”

That’s because representatives in Russia, Ukraine and South Korea opted for the alternate title of “First Avenger” when Marvel and Paramount gave international distributors a choice, THR reports. Spokespeople for Marvel and Paramount declined to comment on why those countries made that choice, though it most likely comes down to which name will give the theaters the best chance to sell more tickets.

An inside source says that the countries in question likely changed the name from “Captain America” to “First Avenger” for “cultural and political reasons.” Which is strange because they’re not going to change the character’s name or uber-patriotic costume in the actual film, itself.

Won’t those audiences in Russia, the Ukraine and South Korea be in for a shock when Chris Evans’ hero single-handedly defeats Hitler?!

Marvel’s “Captain America” opens in theaters on Friday, July 22.

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