Captain America: The First Avenger is gearing up for a worldwide release on July 22, although it will be released under a different title in Russia, Ukraine, and South Korea.
It is fairly typical for a studio to change the title of a movie for its overseas release. Most recently, The Hangover Part II was released under the title Very Bad Trip 2 in France. Paramount was planning on releasing Captain America: The First Avenger under the shortened title The First Avenger in most international territories. Surprisingly, the studio's international division balked at the move, insisting there is too much brand appeal for the movie, even in countries which aren't keen on promoting a patriotic American movie. Ultimately, Captain America: The First Avenger will keep its full title in every country except Russia, Ukraine, and South Korea.
The studio would not comment on why the title will be changed in those three particular countries, although insiders claimed that both Russia and Ukraine are international markets on the rise, and they didn't want to risk offending anyone with a title. As for South Korea, resentment over American military operations still runs deep to this day, which was the main reason for the title change.
It is also said that Captain America: The First Avenger might not be released at all in China. The country only allows 20 non-Chinese movies to be shown each year and, while an official announcement has not been made yet, it seems unlikely Captain America: The First Avenger will be screening in China.