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Check Out Steve Rogers' Varying To-Do Lists from 'Captain America 2'

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March 31, 2014
Source: SlashFilm

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Before you read any further, if you want to save this fun little detail from Captain America: The Winter Soldier to be experienced when you see the film this weekend, we recommend avoiding the rest of this post. Having said that, what follows isn't a spoiler, but just an interesting tidbit in the sequel that adds even more charm to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his unique situation of having been frozen for 70 years and somewhat out of touch with pop culture and the contemporary world. What would Rogers do when he's not working for S.H.I.E.L.D.? Well, he has a lot of catching up to do, and his to-do list gives us some insight.

Here's an image from the Marvel sequel showing the things Steve Rogers wants to learn about:

Captain America 2

But what's interesting is the changes made for the film in the United Kingdom (via SlashFilm):

Captain America 2

Notice that disco has been replaced by The Beatles and "I Love Lucy" has been replaced by "Sherlock." Apparently Sean Connery is a bigger deal than Steve Jobs across the pond too. And apparently, this isn't the only difference in the lists from the sequel that is already hitting theaters around the world. SlashFilm points out commenters have said that Australia's cut includes AC/DC and Steve Irwin, France has the 1998 World Cup and The Fifth Element, and Koreans have seen "Dance Dance Revolution" and Oldboy listed. It's a nice touch by Marvel to stay in tune with their international crowds in a small but cool way. Amusing?

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  • Luis Eduardo Ortiz
    I get why they do this, but I don't think it should've been done. Steve Rodgers is AMERICAN. This is supposed to be a list for him, not for the audiences.
    • Steven
      Totally. I'm a Brit and I can't for the life of me see why his character would be interested in Sherlock, the World Cup 66 or Connery. The Beatles were global, but why would he be interested in what Americans call soccer ???
      • davidshaw
        In all fairness, Sherlock is amazing. I'm an American and I love the show.
  • http://colormebacon.com/ Nick Sears
    It's ok to mention the geographic location when you're hosting your standup special there, but that doesn't really work when it comes to a written character in a global film. MAYBE the Beatles, but the World Cup / Sherlock is a stretch. I'd understand about his global interests, but this catered treatment lacks faith on American cultural milestones that UK audiences aren't educated on. How about the Apollo mission? Or even surfing? When it comes down to it though, it IS just one moment in a comic book movie. Plus, I'll never see this version. Not complaining but the change intrigues me.
  • filmtogo
    i watched in germany and remember that we've got "currywurst" on that list. so there is another list.
    • rickvanr
      currywurst is soooooo freakin' good
  • DAVIDPD
    Yeah I was wondering about this! The one they showed here in Korea had some Korean stuff and Korean actors on it! LOL.
  • http://geekactually.com Geek Actually
    I can confirm that in Australia the list is different again. It has Tim Tams on it, which is an Australian chocolate cookie.
  • Wofgang Von S.
    The Latin American version has Maradona (hand of god), Shakira and Octavio Paz on his list.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Twerking wasnt one of them?

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