"Personal flying monkeys" is a reference to The Wicked Witch of the West's army in The Wizard of Oz.
As a movie from 1939 (and a book published in 1900), it is a reference that Captain Rogers would have likely seen before he was frozen in 1943.
My interpretation was a little different than yours. When other characters try to move Mjolnir, it doesn't move at all. When Captain America tries to move it, it moves.
I think he probably doesn't pick it up, because he knows this is supposed to be a light-hearted moment, and he doesn't want to cause Thor any embarrassment, or cause conflict. Now he knows ...
Like any trained athlete, Captain America will tell you he is only as good as the effort he pushes his body to perform. The Super-Soldier serum did make his body physically fit, but being at the peak of human capacity and being battle-tested are entirely different things.
While we are never told if Captain America needs to exercise to maintain his beef-cake ...
Tony hasn't needed the reactor to live ever since the end of Iron Man 3, when he underwent surgery to remove it. He doesn't wear it any more; now, the reactor is only for the suit.
[we see Tony undergoing surgery to remove the shrapnel near his heart]
Tony Stark: [voice over] Of course, there are people who say progress is dangerous. But I'll bet ...
The post-credits scene wasn't filmed until production had already completed and so the various actors had already moved onto new roles. Chris Evans had a role in Snowpiercer in which he needed a beard. As this was a quick scene and he was currently filming for Snowpiercer a prosthetic was fitted for Chris. This meant he couldn't really eat and is also why he ...
Because rank follows job
Army rank isn't just a question of experience, heroics or capabilities. It's not like going up a level in a D&D game. After a certain point, an officer's rank implies his job, not only his abilities.
A US Army Captain usually commands units the size of Companies or smaller, meaning at most a group of 80-250 soldiers. This is in ...
In at least one case, Captain repaints his own shield.
Here we see the good Captain himself, replacing a broken leather strap and touching up the paint on his shield (note the can of red paint - it actually looks like regular house paint - on the work bench).
Captain America - Vol. I; #302: "...And Other Strangers!", February 1985
According the actor who portrayed Steve/Captain America, Chris Evans certainly didn't intend to give that impression in his performance. He (quite literally) played the character straight and seemed quite surprised by a question posed in an interview with FlickeringMyth asking whether he and Bucky shared any mutual sexual attraction.
FM. “Some say that ...
Consider the scene as a whole: the Winter Soldier is a ghost, his MO is to complete his mission and disappear without a trace. Most people have never heard of him, even the intelligence community doesn't believe he exists, despite him operating for decades and being involved in many of the most important events of the 20th century.
So he shoots Fury from a ...
Except for the first & last few minutes, Captain America takes place during World War II, which I believe predates the modern day. Thus, as Captain America was the first of the Avengers to go around avenging things, he is the first Avenger.
Across the multiple versions of the lists, the last five items of each list match between each region.
Rocky (Rocky II?)
Screenshots come from the “Steve Rogers’ Notebook” featurette on the DVD special features.
So what are the differences?
According to Entertainment Weekly, there are ...
The wording of the enchantment placed on Mjölnir in the first Thor movie is:
Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.
Which implies that Captain America should have all the powers of Thor as the God of Thunder.
The Cap lays out his reasoning himself in the boardroom scene:
Steve Rogers: Tony, someone dies on your watch, you don't give up.
Tony Stark: Who said we're giving up?
Steve Rogers: We are, for not taking responsibility for our actions.
This document just shifts the blame.
Lieutenant James Rhodes: Sorry, Steve, That. That is dangerously
Flying monkeys is a reference to the Wicked Witch of the West's minions in The Wizard of Oz (1939). The joke is that the reference is so dated that Cap gets it, unlike cultural references to things he missed while frozen.
I've heard people say they thought it was because when he tried to pick it up, it was for the wrong reason. They were playing a game in the scene, trying to see if anyone could pick it up. People speculate if it was for a more serious reason, instead of a game/showy reason like in the scene, he would pick it up.
Edit: We know in comics he has picked it up ...
There are some plot problems, but not based on the assumption that Tony Stark was born when Captain America was frozen in ice. In the movies, we don't know Maria Stark's age when she had Tony; in fact we don't see her at all.
But we do know the following:
In the first Iron Man movie, we learn from a newspaper clip that at age 17, Tony lost both of his ...
He can deal damage with his shield because it's designed to work as a story element in a comic book. In terms of real physics, it makes no sense.
Newton's Third Law says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is a pretty fundamental property of how masses interact with each other, and makes this concept fail.
The problem is ...
Captain America was frozen in ice from around 1943 to around 2012. so he doesn't know thousands of cultural references like "Here's Johnny", Bueller, redpill, etc.
An ongoing joke in the Avengers movie is how those cultural references go right over Cap's head. He knows they are cultural references, but he doesn't know what they mean.
This running joke'...
The Bare Minimum
Captain America: The First Avenger - introduces Steve Rogers and other important characters specifically relevant to his storyline.
The Avengers - introduces the team dynamic, the first meeting of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, the first real collateral damage by the Avengers which is referenced in Civil War
Captain America: The Winter ...
Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, cannot by itself, destroy Captain America's shield. It cannot even dent Captain America's shield. Mjolnir is a magical weapon, imbued with incredible physical and magical properties but none of those powers can destroy Proto-adamantium.
Thor for all of his physical might has never managed to do anything to Cap's shield until the ...
You have to keep in mind that Vibranium only absorbs kinetic energy directed into it. If the shield absorbed ALL kinetic energy from any impact, it would be useless as a tool or weapon. Also, Vibranium does not absorb 100% of an impact's kinetic energy, only most of it. Let's speculate!
When Captain America throws his shield at a person or object, keep in ...
TL;DR : Yes, Fury hired them. Fury wanted the data without anyone KNOWING he had the data.
Prior to the beginning of the film, Nick Fury had reason to believe that elements within SHIELD - possibly even the World Council itself - had been compromised. While he had no idea the corruption was as widespread as it was, he still had reason to doubt whether or ...
Assuming that each vision did, indeed, represent that character's worst fear, we can speculate that Captain America's fear is
Here is an explanation of why I think that:
This sentiment was echoed by Ultron himself:
Lastly, this is echoed in Captain America's vision:
At the end of the film, however, he seems to have come to grips with this fear, telling ...
That would very much depend on who you ask. The writers believe that Cap went back in the same timeline and so there would have been two Caps from their point of view.
Fandango: So people are asking... Does this mean an old Captain America was hanging out this whole time while another Captain America was saving the day?
Christopher Markus: That is ...
Because Thor (and Loki, the Asgard, and everything else from the Thor universe) comes directly from Norse mythology. As Norse mythology originates from Scandinavia, it wouldn't make any sense for it to not be heavily featured.
As to why Norway is featured more heavily than other Scandinavian countries; there are a few points that I can think of:
Somewhat over 62.5 mph but likely under 72.8 mph
A bit of assumption going on but...
When Captain America went for a relaxed run around Washington DC in Captain America: The Winter Soldier Sam remarks that he "ran 13 miles in 30 minutes" that equates to a 26 mile an hour relaxed running speed.
As he was sprinting in Civil War we know that he was moving ...
Hydra had Howard and Maria Stark assassinated in order to get their hands on a new version of the Super Soldier Serum.
As interesting a call-back as that would have been, the deaths of Howard and Maria Stark have nothing to do with Obidiah Stane and his thirst for power within Stark Industries.
Instead, as with a startling amount of things in the Marvel ...
Per the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Vol 2 (Deluxe Edition) #2, Cap's shield has a blunt, rounded edge.
Granted, that source is 30-something years old by now, but I'm not aware of anything that really contradicts it since. There are a couple of cases of him using the edge to cut heads off (as mentioned in other answers) but I don't think that ...