Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Captain America Trailer Soldiers On

The Marvel Studios assembly line keeps chugging along! Thor: The Dark World opens two weeks from today, so look for my review of that one soon, and I've got lots to say about their TV skein Agents of SHIELD I'm hoping to type up soon, but in the meantime we've got our first look today at the upcoming Captain America sequel, The Winter Soldier, directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. As a huge fan of not just Cap in general but the specific comic arc this one is based on, I'm trying very hard to keep my expectations in check, but I'm loving what I see so far. When the Marvel powers-that-be (Kevin Feige, et al) promised a techno thriller in the Tom Clancy vein, they weren't messing around:

As you can see from the above assemblage, in addition to the return of Chris Evans as our favorite star-spangled man out of time, Scarlett Johansson reprises her Black Widow character from The Avengers, and Sam Jackson's Nick Fury also makes his requisite appearance. In addition, we also see Anthony Mackie as Cap's partner the Falcon, Robert Redford making his genre debut as SHIELD honcho Alexander Pierce (whose role in the narrative Redford may have inadvertently spoiled), and the titular Winter Soldier, played by...well, Marvel seems to want to preserve that secret, so I'll do the same. That said, read the comic if you want to know. Actually, read the comic anyway, because it's awesome. Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits screens April 4 of next year.

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