Captain America is a rousing, massively entertaining movie that's as much an old-school, earnest World War II epic as it is a modern superhero action movie. It also features a showstopping song-and-dance number and moments of surprising poignancy and emotion.
We recently spoke with Captain America co-writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. They explained Cap's relationship with the Starks, how war vet experiences inform the movie, and whether Steve will get to really fight Nazis in the sequels.
Since it became clear that the cinematic Cap would be taking on the Red Skull and his terrorist organization HYDRA, people have asked why he isn't just fighting the Nazis themselves. The creative team have the answer to that question.