Top 28 Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Captain America: The First Avenger facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Captain America: The First Avenger film message.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) End Credits scene
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) End Credits scene
The "German" tank used in the propaganda movies is actually an m3 Stuart, an American light tank, as they were much easier and cheaper to find, especially at the start of the war
The "German" tank used in the propaganda movies is actually an m3 Stuart, an American light tank, as they were much easier and cheaper to find, especially at the start of the war

Captain America: The First Avenger Trivia

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  1. A man dressed in red can be seen in a large tube during the Stark Expo 1943. This character is also known as the Human Torch, an android that could set himself aflame, created by scientist Phineas Horton.

  2. Cap throws a Hydra agent out of the Valkyrie who screams as he falls in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). This is mimicked in The Avengers (2012) when he throws a mind-controlled Shield agent off the Helicarrier, who falls and screams in the same way.

Captain America: The First Avenger Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • The sound clip used during cap lifting Mjolnir is the same that they played during cap jumping the bridge in his first movie.

  • 1 - For the briefest moment, we see Meredith Quill(Starlords mother) saying hi to Captain America.
    For the briefest moment, we see Meredith Quill(Starlords mother) saying hi to Captain America.
  • 1 - During his stage performance Steve Rodgers punches a man dressed as Adolf Hitler, which resembles the cover of Captain America #1 comic (1941).
    During his stage performance Steve Rodgers punches a man dressed as Adolf Hitler, which resembles the cover of Captain America #1 comic (1941).
  • 1 - When they are chasing the plane at the end of the movie, Tommy Lee Jones' character presses a 'K' button that makes the car go faster, referencing his role in Men In Black as K.
    When they are chasing the plane at the end of the movie, Tommy Lee Jones' character presses a 'K' button that makes the car go faster, referencing his role in Men In Black as K.
  • When Red Skull opens the box containing the Tesseract, his words "and the F?hrer digs for trinkets in the desert" are a reference to Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  • 1 - The Nazis who visit the Red Skull are named after former members of the pre-Techno band Kraftwerk (explanation in comments)
    The Nazis who visit the Red Skull are named after former members of the pre-Techno band Kraftwerk (explanation in comments)
  • Someone calls out Cap's location. Which is, of course, "on your left."

Captain America: The First Avenger Hidden Details

1 - When the kids are buying Captain America comics, they've removed Bucky from the cover, because it wouldn't make sense in this continuity.
When the kids are buying Captain America comics, they've removed Bucky from the cover, because it wouldn't make sense in this continuity.

The final shot of his theatre tour closely resembles his iconic round shield, which he had yet to recieve in the movie

1 - Howard Stark jokes that 'Hydra won't attack you with pocket knives'. Towards the end of the movie, a Hydra agent does just that.
Howard Stark jokes that 'Hydra won't attack you with pocket knives'. Towards the end of the movie, a Hydra agent does just that.

During the theater scene there is considerably more females than males in the theater. That is because most of the male population was drafted for the war.

1 - After recently receiving the Super Soldier Serum, Steve jumps towards the fence with his hands reaching for the top, anticipating that he would need to vault over the fence like a regular person would. This shows how unfamiliar Steve was with his new powers.
After recently receiving the Super Soldier Serum, Steve jumps towards the fence with his hands reaching for the top, anticipating that he would need to vault over the fence like a regular person would. This shows how unfamiliar Steve was with his new powers.
1 - Before Captain America gets his real shield he uses two random objects (Trashcan Top and a Car Door) as shields, both of which if combined closely resemble the final product of his real shield.
Before Captain America gets his real shield he uses two random objects (Trashcan Top and a Car Door) as shields, both of which if combined closely resemble the final product of his real shield.
1 - Tommy Lee Jone's character presses a red button in a car to make the car go faster. The button has the letter "K" on it. Tommy Lee Jones portrayed the character "Agent K" in Men in Black. His car also had a red button that made the car go faster.
Tommy Lee Jone's character presses a red button in a car to make the car go faster. The button has the letter "K" on it. Tommy Lee Jones portrayed the character "Agent K" in Men in Black. His car also had a red button that made the car go faster.
1 - Bucky tells Steve he's been assigned to the '107th'. Earlier in the film, Steve tells the recruitment officer that his father died of mustard gas in the '107th Infantry'. Even more reason for him to have become Cap.
Bucky tells Steve he's been assigned to the '107th'. Earlier in the film, Steve tells the recruitment officer that his father died of mustard gas in the '107th Infantry'. Even more reason for him to have become Cap.
1 - When Steve Rogers says, "I'm in the middle of nowhere" he is actually about 100 km west of Prince Patrick and Melville Islands, Canada.
When Steve Rogers says, "I'm in the middle of nowhere" he is actually about 100 km west of Prince Patrick and Melville Islands, Canada.
1 - During the alleyway fight, you can see a wall poster about the the Brooklyn Dodgers, one of the sports teams playing on the radio at the end of the movie.
During the alleyway fight, you can see a wall poster about the the Brooklyn Dodgers, one of the sports teams playing on the radio at the end of the movie.
1 - Rewatching all the Spiderman movies and got to Homecoming (2017) and noticed a photo behind the principal. Thought it was odd that it was black and white until I realized that the same actor was in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). The principal is supposed to be the grandson of Jim Morita.
Rewatching all the Spiderman movies and got to Homecoming (2017) and noticed a photo behind the principal. Thought it was odd that it was black and white until I realized that the same actor was in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). The principal is supposed to be the grandson of Jim Morita.
1 - Steve gets the wing logo for his helmet from the shirt he wore at Camp Lehigh.
Steve gets the wing logo for his helmet from the shirt he wore at Camp Lehigh.

When Dr. Erskine is telling Steve about his denial to give Schmidt the super soldier serum, even though no sound is present in the flash back, you can make out the Dr. Erskine says "Nien" instead of "No" which is appropriate because they were in Germany.

1 - Steve gets beaten to the ground by some tough guy. He gets up to fight more. In Captain America: Civil War, Steve says and does the same thing after getting tossed to the ground by Tony Stark/Iron Man.
Steve gets beaten to the ground by some tough guy. He gets up to fight more. In Captain America: Civil War, Steve says and does the same thing after getting tossed to the ground by Tony Stark/Iron Man.
1 - Peggy Carter asked Steve Rogers about why he doesn't dance and he explains he needs the right partner. He found the right partner in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Peggy Carter asked Steve Rogers about why he doesn't dance and he explains he needs the right partner. He found the right partner in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
1 - The bush seen in the background of Camp Lehigh is actually a bench in the park where the scene was filmed
The bush seen in the background of Camp Lehigh is actually a bench in the park where the scene was filmed
Captain America: The First Avenger poster
Captain America: The First Avenger poster

Captain America: The First Avenger Plot

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Captain America: The First Avenger. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Joe Johnston
Production Paramount Pictures
Stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones
IMDB score 6.9