Avengers: Endgame Trivia #120: Chris Evans has been our Captain America for way too long to accept today’s fact. In today’s trivia, we’ll talk about what was the first name of Captain America. It, of course, didn’t get finalised due to some reasons, but yes our very own CapAm was called something else before he was named.
Over these trivia, we’ve known how many actors weren’t destined to do a certain role but ultimately went on to be everyone’s favourite. Chris Evans’ Captain America, who was the fifth Avenger apparently and not the first, has gone through various changes.
Thanks to folks down at ScreenRant, a trivia states, “The character (Captain America) was originally created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1940 as a response to World War II. The United States had not yet become involved in the actions of the War, and Simon and Kirby wanted to create a character with a strong political slant who emphasized their feelings on why the country should become involved. Patriotic superheroes were extremely popular at the time.”
It further reads, “When Simon drew the original sketch of the character, he wrote “Super American” beneath it. He quickly realized it wouldn’t work because there were already too many “Super” characters in publication, so the name “Captain America” was chosen instead. In a rare instance for a new superhero, Cap debuted with his own comic in March of 1941, the cover of which depicted him punching Hitler in the face. That was nine months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Though the comic quickly sold over a million copies, there were also protests against the pro-war sentiments that the comics stood for, which became so intense the offices of Timely Comics received police protection from the Mayor of New York City.”
Well, isn’t this super interesting? Chris Evans and Captain America fans, assemble in the comments section below.