Captain America is going to take up on Iron Man in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, we wondered, how much would it cost to be Steve Rogers in real life?
The serum which gave Steve Rogers his powers was created by the US government during World War Two.
Albert Einstein was paid an annual salary of $10,000, so we can assume project leaders Abraham Erskine and Howard Stark were paid the same for their contributions and that other lab costs would have added another $10,000.
Taking into account inflation, the cost of Project Rebirth today would be $516,000.
Captain America’s shield is made from the fictional element Vibranium, which is what makes it indestructible.
It’s stated in Issue 607 of Fantastic Four that the material costs $10,000 per gram.
According to Marvel themselves, the shield weighs in at 12 pounds, making the shield worth a whopping $54 million!
Comprising of his gloves, helmet, uniform, boots and belt, Captain America has had three different suits, which we estimate to be worth around $3,720.
Captain America has always been a fan of motorcycles, and rode a 2014 Harley-Davidson 750 during his escape from the Triskelion in both ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
This Harley would set you back, at list price, around $7,500.
Whilst he prefers to use his trusty shield, Captain America has also been known to carry a gun.
As an ex-US Army soldier, the standard issue firearm for the US military is the Sig Sauer P226, which costs $900.
Employed by the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, (S.H.I.E.L.D.) Captain America would likely take home a wage similar to that of a special agent at the CIA.
This can vary between $75,000 and $155,000, but we reckon he’d be at the top end of that scale!
I am going to give up on my dream after seeing this huge price tag to be Captain America.