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9. Captain America: The First Avenger Was Almost Not Set During WW2

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Captain America: The First Avenger has proved to be one of the most enduring films of the MCU's first phase and has been widely praised for its faithfulness to its source material and retro 1940s aesthetic.

However, when asked about his biggest conflicts with Disney, Feige admitted there was a lot of studio backlash against making Cap's origin story a period piece.

Although Feige failed to elaborate on Disney's preferred direction, it seems on the surface at least to be an extraordinarily baffling decision.

Not only because it would be impossible to tell the origin story without the WW2 backdrop, but it also ignores that one of the film's greatest strengths is how well it stands up as a representation of war-time America.

This decision would also have prevented writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely from creating the popular ABC spin-off Agent Carter which was equally praised for its historical setting.

Ultimately, its impossible to know what the film's fate would have been had Feige not stood his ground, but we can presume it would be severely lacking in Nazi-punching.


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