Not demoted in rank, obviously, but in importance.
Yes, I know this is awhile after the movie, but I just watched it again.
While Iron Man is my favorite super hero and I loved the movie, I couldn't help but feel bad for Cap. He was somewhat demoted in the Avengers Movie, at least to me. In most Marvel media/comics, Cap is the center of the Avengers and holds them together. In the movie, all he stopped an epic Iron Man-Thor fight, got burned by Iron Man, punched a few guys, and stood around looking patriotic. I wish they made him more like...well, Captain America. Inspirational and whatnot.
Anyone agree? Disagree?