Ahead of Captain America: Civil War’s release, we pick our favourite moments from the first two Captain America movies…
1) The AWESOME CGI on Chris Evan’s pre-Captain America body
One of the most flabbergasting things about the first movie was seeing Chris Evan’s puny pre-Captain America bod. Remember that before he was injected by the super-soldier serum he was a sickly eight-stone wimp, routinely rejected by the army due to a litany of ailments. So, how did they achieve that effect? A body double? Amazingly, no, it’s Chris Evans’ body, only it’s been chipped away digitally to get him down to the required size. Sorted!
2) The OMG final moments of
The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger was Marvel’s first period movie. That is, until the film’s final scene when Steve Rogers wakes up in what appears to be a 1940s hospital room, which he soon susses isn't real, and runs out to find himself in Times Square… in 2011.
3) Having your bessie friend become your worst enemy
Bucky Barnes was Cap’s BFF in The First Avenger, who, after falling into an icy river, was thought dead. That is, until he popped up in Cap’s life 70 years later, having been captured and experimented on during WWII and then brainwashed as an grunge-haired assassin with an abnormally long lifespan.
4) This scene
5) Jenna Coleman turning up!
Before she found mega-fame as Clara Oswald in Doctor Who, Jenna Coleman (who was then acting under the name of Jenna-Louise Coleman) popped up in The First Avengers as Bucky’s date. Impressive American accent there, Louise.
6) The elevator (or
Watch Cap fight off a gang of SHIELD’s finest in this iconic scene from The Winter Soldier. "There were a couple times in that elevator scene where [Evans] said, 'Dude, you’re hitting me," actor Frank Grillo recalls. "I go, 'We are in an elevator. My stunt guy’s not coming in here. They won’t be able to shoot your face. We gotta do this.' And we just start punching each other. We did that scene for six days. We were literally covered in black and blues. That’s why I love him."
7) Every scene Robert Redford’s in
Marvel said they wanted a "70s conspiracy thriller" vibe to The Winter Soldier. So, who better to get in than the star of 70s conspiracy thrillers All The President’s Men and Three Days of the Condor, Robert Redford, looking way younger than his – checks internet – 78 years!