Watch: How Much Money Would Real 'Captain America' Cost the US?
In just over a week, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will dominate the box office, and then we only have Guardians of the Galaxy this summer between us and The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015 (check out concept art for the sequel here). And while the new adventure of Captain America seems to be much more gritty and grounded than the period war predecessor, it's still science fiction. But what if Cap was real? Created by the government and hired by S.H.I.E.L.D., he would fall under the cost of the taxpayers, and someone crunched the numbers to figure out how much Steve Rogers costs. Watch below!
You can find a list of all the sources used on the video's YouTube page, and while this doesn't necessarily configure everything into the potential cost (all the damage caused during Captain America's battles), it's still an interesting concept to think about. It's funny that Cap's trusty shield is the most expensive part.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is directed by Anthony & Joe Russo ("Community" and "Arrested Development") with a script from Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World). Chris Evans reprises his role as Captain America, still struggling to adjust to present day life, when a powerful new enemy emerges. Scarlett Johansson also returns in the film as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff along with Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Robert Redford, Frank Grillo and Sebastian Stan. Disney will release the Marvel sequel in theaters next spring starting April 4th.