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01 April 2014 @ 02:45 pm
‘Captain America 2′ International Versions: How Are they Different?  
Captain America may be the most American of superheroes — it’s right there in the name — but that doesn’t mean he can’t adapt to other cultures. While audiences around the globe flock to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they’ll be getting ever-so-slightly different versions of the movie depending on what country they’re watching from. Hit the jump to find out what specific detail has been altered for the Captain America 2 international versions.

For the most part, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the same epic superhero thriller in every country. But we’ve learned that

[minor spoiler behind the cut (i find this highly intresting)]

Cap’s to-do list, from the opening scene of the movie, looks a little bit different in other countries. Here’s a screencap from the U.K. version, for example (via Screen Crush):

Captain America to-do list (UK)

And here’s the U.S. one we saw a couple of weeks ago:

Captain America to-do list

In the U.K., Cap’s planning to marathon Sherlock instead of I Love Lucy. Disco (or was it pisco?) has been replaced by the Beatles. Sean Connery, not Steve Jobs, is the silver-haired icon that Cap wants to learn about. The 1966 World Cup Final is suddenly of great importance to him. And for some reason, the British version of Steve Rogers has not yet crossed Star Wars off his list.

Brits aren’t the only ones getting this special treatment. Our commenters have told us that Aussies have AC/DC, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, and Steve Irwin added to the list, while Koreans get Ji Sung Park, Oldboy, Dance Dance Revolution, and Oldboy. French fans see the 1998 World Cup and The Fifth Element, among other things.

It’s not uncommon for different markets to get different edits of a movie, sometimes with added scenes of special interest to locals. The move doesn’t always work, but Winter Soldier‘s shifting to-do list seems like a cute way to wink at international audiences without radically altering the movie. Besides, Cap should look into Oldboy. It’s a really good movie.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier — you know, the version with I Love Lucy and Steve Jobs — arrives in American theaters on April 4.


To Hell with this. I'm gonna live!: ⇒ Evans ☆ Gucci guiltyjustmyb0nes on April 1st, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC)
LMAO. This is crazy seriously, they wasted money imo.

I remember Sean Connery and I wondered why he had to watch a world cup as there's non in US football and US don't give a damn about soccer LOL

SKIPPY THE KANGAROO OMG. It has to be on all the list! So does AC/DC
MacFraser82macfraser82 on April 4th, 2014 06:26 am (UTC)
I think it's a nice gesture.^^
And yep Ac/DC would have been nice.
Alexia Lisa Drake: Random - Moviealexia_drake on April 1st, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
Really? Is this an April Fool's joke? lol
MacFraser82macfraser82 on April 4th, 2014 06:26 am (UTC)
No it isn't XD
Saw it myself. Watched the german and the english version and there were different notes.^^
Martinela_loony on April 4th, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
Aw that's cute!
MacFraser82macfraser82 on April 10th, 2014 06:43 am (UTC)
It is :D