“Captain America” removed from the title of “Captain America” to avoid anti-American sentiment.

But it’s not quite as bad as it sounds:

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.

But the only countries that took them up on it were 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.

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Yeah, I know, I’m supposed to be in high dudgeon over this. But I’m just not.

A few questions:

  • What will other characters call him during the movie? “Captain Avenger?” Or just “hey, you in the tights!”
  • Are audiences in Russia, Ukraine, and South Korea too dense to recognize the colors? Or are they showing the movie in black and white?
  • Where else is the movie being released, and why didn’t those countries opt for the shorter title?
  • Do they even show American movies in the Middle East? What about China? Or France?
  • What will Paramount Pictures do if the movie version of “Wonder Woman” is ever made?

Cross posted at TrogloPundit.

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