10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About…Captain America

Calling all you superhero fans out there! We’ve got some tasty treats of knowledge about to come you way right here 🙂

With such a buzz surrounding one of the most iconic and oldest Marvel Superhero characters ever, Captain America has been launched to new heights with big blockbusting films hitting the silver screen just a few weeks back.
To celebrate this new fame and perhaps the introduction of Steve Rogers to a whole new audience, we though we would take a few moments to dig into the world of the Winter Soldier and pick out some cool facts we discovered that you just might not know.

Check out our 10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About Captain America! Enjoy….
1) Hi first appearance came in the first ever Captain America Comic way back in back in March, 1941. Probably a huge reason for his instant success was the cover which showed him giving Hitler what for, bound to be eye catching huh at the time huh!
2) Captain America was actually the first ever Marvel character to hit the big screen! Yep we’ve been seeing the him do hit thing for real since 1944! There was also an doomed Captain America movie released in 1990, this attempt was so bad it put Hollywood off Marvel superhero movies for nearly 10 years! Oucheeeee
3) As you might have spotted in fast #1, Captain America’s iconic round shield actually started life as a fairly traditional triangular or diamond shaped one with the famous stars and stripes on. Spot it? You might be able to spot a reference to this in the latest flick.
4) Captain America is as about as American as can be yeh? Hmm well actually Steve Rogers is originally of Irish descent. Both of his parents were Irish immigrants who fled to New York to start a new life.
5) Thanks to his unwavering moral code, Captain America is one of the few humans worthy enough to wield Thor’s magical hammer Mjolnir and has occasionally had to use it in battle before.
6) Did you think Captain America’s costume was based on the stars and stripes? Actually within the comic world it was the other way round! In one very old storyline, a sorcerer sends the super-soldier back in time to the Revolutionary War where he meets Ben Franklin, who is so taken with the outfit he sketches it and uses it as the design for the US flag.
7) A rare crossover with DC Comics saw Captain America and sidekick Bucky fight side-by-side with Batman and Robin against both their nemeses The Red Skull and The Joker. That is, until The Joker realises that his companion is a Nazi and double-crosses him, saying: “I may be a criminal lunatic but I’m an American criminal lunatic!”
8 ) He might be called the First Avenger in the movie series, but Captain America was never actually a founding member of the superhero supergroup! The original line-up consisted of Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Wasp. He was later brought into the team to help keep the wild Hulk under control and then eventually replaced him as a member. Awkward! It’s all fine now though 🙂
9) That original first edition we mentioned earlier ‘Captain America Comics #1’ is actually one of the world’s most valuable comics, with a near-mint condition copy valued at around $115,000 (ÂŁ68,485 today). Back in the day they only cost 10 cents!
10) The Captain’s famous shield is made of vibranium, a near indestructible metal and experiments to recreate this substance led to the creation of adamantium. This metal substance was later used to create Wolverine’s exoskeleton and claws.
So there you have em folks! Hopefully you’ve learned a little more about this great American icon. Everything we learn about these iconic superheroes just makes us fall a little bit more in love with them. Such a weird and wonderful world where anything is possible, and usually happens!

Have we missed anything out or is there something cool you would like to share? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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TruffleShuffle’s Top Films To Watch in 2014!

Hello movie fans! With a fresh new year stretching out in front of us, we thought we would take a look ahead to see what amazing new films will be heading our way over the coming weeks and months that promise to make 2014 that extra bit more memorable.

No doubt many of you lot are already looking for your next film fix so here’s what to expect. Sit back, get the popcorn at the ready and sit tight as we take you to far and distant lands where anything is possible with our definitive guide to the films you need to put on your will-watch list. Enjoy!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Yep, The Social Network star Andrew Garfield is back one again, donning the spandex and hitting the streets as unlikely super hero Peter Parker. In this next installment, the emergence of Electro means Spider-Man must confront a foe far more powerful than himself. As his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realise that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. Sure to be another action packed ride. We can’t wait to see him back in action.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

That’s right folks, the huuuuge Transformers franchise is all set to go and ‘prime’d ready to smash 2014 with another all out edge of your seat action and adventure film full of robot fights, explosions and more. This time with a whole new cast featuring Hollywood hero Mark Wahlberg as the lead with Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor hot on his heels. Big boots to fill. Stay tuned peeps!

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The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Okay okay sooo maybe a little while to wait for this one then, nearly a whole year! Continuing their epic adventure, this next film promises to be every bit the fun, magical and action-packed film like its predecessors. So! The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug’s lair; but, can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it? Can you wait this long to find out??

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Continuing the amazing Marvel Superhero collection, this next installment of national hero Captain America is sure to fill your action bellies fit to bust! After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the conspiracy while fighting off assassins. When the full villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against a formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier. Hold onto your hats!

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Blast from the past! Yep Robocop is back once again to dish out a healthy dose of justice. The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Cop Alex Murphy doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilises their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

You really can’t go wrong with a all-action flick jam packed with some of the most iconic superheroes ever! With so many amazing super hero films coming our way recently, it’s an amazing time to watch some real retro icons hit the screen and kick some enemy butt! In this next installment, Wolverine will be sent back in time to prevent the impending doom of mankind and the mutants. Bring it on we say!

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Noah 2014

Probably one of the oldest stories ever told, this fantastic looking film will see Hollywood action hero Russell Crowe take up the role of Noah as he fight to protect his family form an impending apocalyptic deluge. Truly biblical! We can’t wait for this.

Need for Speed

He’s back folks! Yep Jessie, sorry Aaron Paul will be hitting the silver screen in a tire screeching full throttle movie based on the hit game. Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins. Buckle up peeps!

That’s a wrap folks! Sadly we have missed out some pretty big flicks that will be showing their faces this year, no doubt 2014 is sure to be another amazing year full of epic films and we can’t wait!

What films are you most looking forward to this year?