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We Need To Discuss The Captain America PSAs In "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

How much wrangling did it take to get Steve to sit still for these? (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)

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He's there to promote Captain America's Fitness Challenge; he's there to gently scold you when you get detention; he's there to guide you through the horror and excitement of puberty.


Before that, Cap was emotionally adjusting to being resurrected in the 21st century. If we jump to after the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier or Avengers: Age Of Ultron, though, his uniform had changed, and he had a more...complicated relationship with the government.

So it would make sense if Cap filmed the PSAs in between the Battle of New York and the events of Winter Soldier. This would have been when the Avengers had recently wowed the world, and while Cap was still hunky-dory with the work he was doing.

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He also likely still felt guilt and grief over the "death" of Agent Coulson, which theoretically could have prompted him further to strap into the ol' uniform to inspire the public.