Is Captain America Unamerican?
Tip of the hat to Yahoo! Movies for finding out our national hero, Captain America, will be filming his autobiography not amongst purple mountain’s majesty… he’ll be filming in limey Britain!
A wag of our finger to Marvel Films who, in the interest of saving a few Ben Franklins, moved production to the land of fish and chips. Our collective hearts weep at the thought of Steve Rogers hurling his mighty vibranium-iron alloy circular disk of patriotism to vanquish vile villains inside a faux-America set housed inside some sound stage; Washed over in the gray malaise of London fog. We can only hum a few bars of “Yankee Doodle” before our voices crack, at the mere notion that Steve Rogers, chock full of super-soldier serum, is punching Hitler on anything other than good old-fashioned American soil. And don’t go telling us that Captain America didn’t punch Hitler in America. We know he didn’t. But in our minds, we all know Cap should be thwapping the Third Reich on a Hollywood set, minutes away from succulent fish tacos and the best menudo money can buy.
We know the economy is rough these day, ComicMix Nation. And yes, the state of California imposes huge taxes on filming in L.A. And yes, we know Britain offers up to a 25% tax credit incentive to bring productions to it’s limp-wristed shores… And we might be ok if that figgie-pudding eating Edgar Wright filmed his supposed Ant-Man feature in his home country (cause face it, no one cares about Ant-Man. Not even Ant-Man cares about Ant-Man.), but face facts, America. Captain America should be filmed where all good American summer blockbusters are filmed: