Captain America Continuity Details And Callbacks We Missed The First Time Around

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Vote up the details that made you say "whoa."

If the success of the MCU has taught the world anything, it's that Marvel Studios knows how to build a comprehensive movie universe comprised of dozens of films. To do that right means getting the continuity details of the MCU correct from one movie to another. This ensures continuity across a trilogy or the whole franchise, and the MCU has been incredibly successful in this department for decades now.

The MCU has become a juggernaut of a franchise, and with dozens of films, there's plenty to watch in the theaters, on Netflix, and Disney+. There are tons of amazing characters in the MCU, but chronologically, it all started with Steve Rogers. Captain America effectively launched the MCU via his successes in WWII, and the government's desire to perfect Dr. Erskine's formula created a whole new generation of superheroes.

While plenty of people find interesting things while watching any of the movies featuring Captain America, only a few take the time to share their findings online. This list takes a look at some of the continuity and callback details that fans have pointed out online.

  • 1
    8 VOTES

    Cap's Dance With Peggy Plays Out On 'Endgame' Just As He Said It Would In 'First Avenger'

    From Redditor u/TIWIEG:

    When Steve crashes the plane in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), he asks Peggy to have the band play something slow because he would hate to step on her toe. When he finally dances with her in Avengers: Endgame (2019), according to the script, he does exactly this.

    8 votes
  • 2
    7 VOTES

    Cap's Drawing From 'First Avenger' Shows Up In 'Civil War'

    From Redditor u/IDontHaveAName666:

    In Captain America: Civil War (2016) In the scene with Steve watching the news, you can see to his right the drawing of the monkey in the Captain America suit he drew in the first Captain America movie (2011) regarding how he thinks the public views him in both films.

    7 votes
  • 3
    6 VOTES

    There Are Numerous Parallels Across All Three 'Captain America' Movies

    From Redditor u/twinksteverogers:

    Parallel lines in Captain America Trilogy.

    6 votes
  • 4
    5 VOTES

    Cap's Speech In 'Winter Soldier' Takes Inspiration From A News Reel In 'First Avenger'

    From Redditor u/HellotoHorse:

    In Captain America: The Winter Solider (2014), while Steve Rogers is giving his speech over the PA system he calls back to the price of freedom news reel, from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

    5 votes
  • 5
    4 VOTES

    Cap Is Far More Injured Than He Appears While Facing Thanos In 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/SomeUsernameExcuse:

    In Avengers Endgame (2019), when captain America readjusts his shield, he makes a large grunt from pain. Turns out he’s using the shield to hold his forearm muscle in place because it got badly sliced in the 1 on 1 fight with Thanos.

    4 votes
  • 6
    4 VOTES

    The Final Ultron Robot Is The Same One Cap Knocked Off The City Earlier In The Film

    From Redditor u/Objective-Menu3158:

    In Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), the robot Vision is talking to at the end of the film is the same one Captain America threw down a cliff with his shield.

    4 votes