Below is a video of Captain America in live movies throughout the years. It’s an interesting stand-in for the evolution of comic book movies more generally. I saw the ’94 movie when it came out. It’s almost the perfect encapsulation of the pre-Marvel movie revolution. Very by-the-numbers, not an ounce of inspiration.

I actually have a VHS movie from Turkey with “Captain America” in it, called 3 Adam Dev. Captain America teams up with a luchadore Mexican icon to take on a particularly evil Spiderman. Pieces of it here:

Here’s a mashup of 70’s Marvel heroes in a (non-existent) Avengers movie:

Lastly, if you have a couple hours to kill, here’s a full fan film for Spiderman. I haven’t watched it all the way through, but for what it is, the video quality is not terrible. (I usually have difficulty with amateur movies in large part because of worse film quality than this.) If it weren’t so long, I’d probably give it a shot and I’d still watch this before Id watch the FF movie below).

And if you have about 90 minutes to kill and do not value your time even slightly, here is a never-to-be-released Fantastic Four movie from 1994 created for no other reason than to retain copyrights:

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