Watching the Disney movie Sky High - a spoof of the super hero genre in a high school alternative universe - I am struck by how similar it is to Marvel's Winter Soldier.
Specifically, the main character is an obvious Captain America stand-in, with the red white and blue color set and super strength and all-American boy characterization. The female sidekick is an unassuming but kickass redhead best friend to the main character. The black sidekick looks up the the main character and is basically comic relief. And the anti-hero, Warren Peace (hehe War and Peace) looks exactly like The Winter Soldier as portrayed by Sebastian Shaw. Except this was 10 years before Shaw. The main part being the long disheveled black hair, which is not what the character had when introduced in the comics in 2005, a year after Sky High. The Winter Soldier didn't get long hair until Shaw's portrayal in 2014.
Original Winter Soldier Look (Winter Soldier 2006), significantly shorter hair:
The hero and the anti-hero fight, then become friends at the end.
Of course, the movie came out five years before Disney bought Marvel. So are there any real connections between these movies aside from superficial similarities and genre cliches? Similar production staff? Actual references?
To boot, it's almost like Civil War as well, with the villain that the Captain-america stand in fights being a super genius with technology with a super ego to boot. The villain is also holding a grudge, and goes through a long plot of retrieving an important object in the heroes possession.