Belfast Telegraph

Most of world wants Captain America

Captain America will keep its patriotic full title in most of the world when the superhero adventure hits the big-screen.

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-US feelings in some parts of the world.

Movie titles are often changed in foreign countries for cultural reasons or because the original names don't translate well. In French-speaking countries, The Hangover and its sequel were titled Very Bad Trip.

Starring Chris Evans as the patriotic super-soldier, Captain America opens in US cinemas on July 22.

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