Captain America was designed as a patriotic supersoldier who often fought the Axis powers of World War II and was Timely Comics' most popular character during the wartime period. Captain America wears a costume that bears an American flag motif, and is armed with a nearly indestructible shield that he throws at foes. The character is usually depicted as the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail young man enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum to aid the United States government's imminent efforts in World War II. Near the end of the war, he was trapped in ice and survived in suspended animation until he was revived in the present day to subsequently become the long-time leader of the Avengers. Captain America has no superhuman powers, but through the Super-Soldier Serum and "Vita-Ray" treatment, he is transformed and his strength, endurance, agility, speed, reflexes, durability, and healing are at the zenith of natural human potential.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Robert Downey Jr., Martin Freeman, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Daniel Brühl, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, William Hurt
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America: The leader of a faction of Avengers, and a World War II veteran who was enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum and frozen in suspended animation before waking up in the modern world.
Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man: The leader of a faction of Avengers and self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist with electromechanical suits of armor of his own invention.
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier: An enhanced brainwashed assassin allied with Captain America and childhood friend of Steve Rogers who reemerged after being thought killed in action during World War II.
Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon: An Avenger allied with Captain America and a former pararescueman trained by the military in aerial combat using a specially designed wing pack.
Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine: An Avenger allied with Iron Man and an officer in the U.S. Air Force who operates the War Machine armor.
Paul Bettany as Vision: An android and Avenger allied with Iron Man that was created using the artificial intelligence J.A.R.V.I.S. and the Mind Stone.
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch: An Avenger from the Eastern European nation of Sokovia, who can harness magic and engage in hypnosis and telekinesis.
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man: A former petty criminal allied with Captain America who acquired a suit that allows him to shrink in scale but increase in strength.
Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther: The ruler of the African nation of Wakanda who allies with Iron Man.
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow: An Avenger allied with Iron Man who formerly worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. as a highly trained spy.
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye: A master archer allied with Captain America who previously worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers.
Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13: A former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. allied with Captain America.
Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones: Former commander of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s counter-terrorism S.T.R.I.K.E. team, who was revealed to be an agent of Hydra.
Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man: A teenager allied with Stark who received spider-like abilities after being bitten by a genetically altered spider.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America: A World War II veteran who was enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum, frozen in suspended animation, and is now struggling to adjust to the modern world.
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury: The director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow: A highly trained spy working for S.H.I.E.L.D., who partners with Rogers.
Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon: A pararescueman trained by the military in aerial combat using a specially designed wing pack.
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill: A high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who works closely with Nick Fury.
Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13: A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent assigned to guard Rogers without his knowledge.
Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter: A retired officer with the Strategic Scientific Reserve and a co-founder of S.H.I.E.L.D., who is a former love interest of Steve Rogers.
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier: Steve Rogers' best friend, who has re-emerged as an enhanced brainwashed assassin after being thought killed in action during World War II.
Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce: A senior leader within S.H.I.E.L.D., a member of the World Security Council and an old comrade of Nick Fury.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Neal McDonough
In 1942, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is deemed physically unfit to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight the Nazis in World War II. Volunteering instead for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation, he is physically transformed into a super-soldier dubbed Captain America. With sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), he fights the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler's treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a seemingly magical object known as the Tesseract.
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America: A frail, sickly young man who is enhanced to the peak of human ability by an experimental serum in order to aid the United States war effort
Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt / Red Skull: Captain America's nemesis and Adolf Hitler's head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as the Tesseract. In the film, Red Skull is the commander of the terrorist organization Hydra.
Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter: An officer with the Strategic Scientific Reserve and the love interest of Captain America.
Sebastian Stan as Sergeant James "Bucky" Barnes: Steve Rogers' best friend.
Tommy Lee Jones as Colonel Chester Phillips: Phillips recruited Steve Rogers to join Project Rebirth, the secret experiment that created the super-soldier known as Captain America.
Captain America (1990)
Director: Albert Pyun
Cast: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Scott Paulin, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin, Francesca Neri
Long ago, Steve Rogers (Matt Salinger) was a true American hero, a brave super soldier created by scientists to help the Allied Forces fight for freedom in World War II. But during a battle with the sinister Red Skull (Scott Paulin), he was lost, entombed in ice. Decades later, his body has been found and revived and Steve must again don the mantle of Captain America to help save the President of the United States (Ronny Cox) , and the world, from his arch-nemesis once and for all.
Captain America (1979)
Director: Rod Holcomb
Cast: Reb Brown, Len Birman, Heather Menzies-Urich
Steve Rogers is a character in contemporary times whose father was a 1940s government agent. The very patriotic attitude of Steve's father earned him the nickname Captain America, and his father is spoken of as having been murdered. Rogers, a former Marine now making what little living he makes as an artist, is inspired by this story to sketch a super-hero. After receiving potentially fatal injuries in an accident, he is administered an experimental chemical called the FLAG — Full Latent Ability Gain—formula (at one point referred to as a "super-steroid") which not only saves his life but also enhances his body with heightened strength and reflexes. These new abilities lead Dr. Simon Mills (Len Birman), the research biochemist and intelligence official who had told Rogers about his father, to recruit him and give Steve a costume based on his drawing. As Captain America, he also makes significant use of a specialized reconstruction of the van he has been driving, out the rear of which can be launched a modified motorcycle. Its functions include a rocket thrust for a fast start out of the van, a jet boost for increased speed, a setting to allow the bike to be ridden with less noise for stealthier movement and a hang glider structure which can allow the bike to glide to the ground with some forward momentum, although it must be jettisoned upon landing.
Captain America's shield
Captain America has used multiple shields throughout his history, the most prevalent of which is a nigh-indestructible disc-shaped shield made from an experimental alloy of steel and the fictional vibranium.
Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter:
Peggy Carter, portrayed by Hayley Atwell, plays a more prominent role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of feature films, beginning with 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, and continuing in the tie-in video game Captain America: Super Soldier; a Marvel One Shot short film; the 2014 feature-film sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the television series Marvel's Agent Carter and most recently, the 2015 sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Agent Carter (TV series)
The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her role from the film series and One-Shot, as she must balance life as a secret agent with that of a single woman in 1940s America. The series introduces the origins of several characters and storylines from MCU films, while other characters from the films and Marvel One-Shots also appear.
The first season takes place in 1946, with Peggy Carter having to balance the routine office work she does for the Strategic Scientific Reserve (S.S.R) in New York City with secretly assisting Howard Stark, who finds himself framed for supplying deadly weapons to the top bidder. Carter is assisted by Stark's butler, Edwin Jarvis, to find those responsible and dispose of the weapons. In the second season, Carter moves from New York City to Los Angeles to deal with the threats of the new atomic age in the aftermath of World War II, gaining new friends, a new home, and a potential new love interest.
He is the archenemy of the superhero Captain America and is portrayed as a Nazi agent.
Johann Schmidt was a Nazi general officer and confidant of Adolf Hitler. He has been closely affiliated with Hydra and is an enemy of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers, and the interests of the United States and the free world in general. He was physically augmented by having his mind placed into the body of a clone of Captain America, the pinnacle of human perfection. He has been seemingly killed in the past, only to return time and time again to plague the world with schemes of world domination and genocide.
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