Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango
A Captain America movie will * never* work. That's what they were saying back around 2007-2008 or so, even earlier. If you care to dig back far enough you'll find quotes just like that. Foreign audiences will riot at a movie with America in the title omg!
Happens with every movie, to various degrees. That's why statements like casting Redford is an "AWFUL idea" and "it WILL hurt box office trust me" are so stupid.
You're right about this happening with every movie. And with virtually all of them, once the film arrives the moaning about whatever issue was going to "ruin" it evaporates. If Redford's politics becomes an issue at all, which I doubt, it'll end the same way.
Ant-Man is a prime example. Ever since the film was announced, there have been countless posts deriding the character, his powers and his potential at the box office. As soon as that 50-odd second clip of test footage hit the Internet, a lot of the naysayers were won over. Most manufactured problems resolve like that.