There’s been some concern that Nazis won’t be making an appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger. Fred Van Lente, who wrote the movie prequel "Captain America: First Vengeance," tells Newsarama we will be seeing Nazis in the form of Hydra:
Captain America: First Vengeance is chockfull of Nazis, particularly once we start getting into Johann Schmidt’s origin in chapters 3 and 4. They’re not downplayed. Schmidt runs an organization called Hydra, which starts as a part of the Third Reich power structure, and so therefore they are Nazis.
I can sort of see why people are like, they’re not seeing a bunch of guys in SS uniforms or Gestapo uniforms running around in the Super Bowl trailer— that’s because many of the Nazis in First Avenger wear Hydra uniforms.
It is not some kind of rewriting of world history. There are Nazis in the movie, I’ve read the script. It is not trying to pretend that the Nazis didn’t exist, or that World War II didn’t happen the way we all know it from history.
Captain America: The First Avenger hits 3D and 2D theaters on July 22.