Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures have decided to release its forthcoming WWII superhero opus Captain America: The First Avenger with the abridged title of The First Avenger in South Korea, Russia and the Ukraine. As EW reported last fall in our first look at the film, Marvel has been mulling this move for some time, as it was concerned that a movie with the words “Captain America” in the title might be a tough sell in certain territories for various reasons. A source indicates the decision was made for brand management reasons, not political ones. Captain America: The First Avenger, which will be released in the United States on July 22, not only functions as the launch of a Captain America franchise, but as a prologue to Marvel’s The Avengers, due in 2012.

Captain America: The First Avenger
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