Next year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the most S.H.I.E.L.D.-heavy of Marvel's Phase 2 movies.
Since S.H.I.E.L.D. has so frequently served as the connective tissue of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many fans are expecting that some of the sequel's new players – like, say, Anthony Mackie's the Falcon or Frank Grillo's Crossbones – might stick around for future adventures.
Grillo himself is suggesting that this may very well be the case for Crossbones aka Brock Rumlow.
For months now, just who will play superpowered siblings Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron has been pretty much a foregone conclusion.
But actors in talks don't always become the actors who play the parts, so Marvel Studios has officially announced that Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are set to appear in the Avengers sequel.
Two of what are guaranteed to be the biggest comic book movies of the next two summers, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Age of Ultron, will feature different takes on the same character.
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige – he of the ever-present baseball cap and the teasingly coy non-answer – is talking about this strange tale of two Quicksilvers.
Scheduled to open in theaters on April 4th, 2014 is the highly awaited sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger entitled Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (You, Me and Dupree), and stars Chris Evans (The Iceman) as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson (Don Jon) as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders (Safe Haven) as Maria Hill, Anthony Mackie (Pain & Gain) as Sam Wilson/The Falcon, Emily VanCamp (Norman) as Agent 13, Sebastian Stan (The Apparition) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Frank Griillo (The Grey) as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, Hayley Atwell (The Sweeney) as Peggy Carter, Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double) as Howard Stark, Toby Jones (The Hunger Games) as Arnim Zola, and Robert Redford (All Is Lost) as Alexander Pierce.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Cobie Smulders to talk about her work on the new comedy Delivery Man, which opens in theaters on November 22nd. While we will run that portion of the interview closer to the film's release date, we wanted to share with you now what she had to say about Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The popular actress talked about her upcoming Marvel sequel, not appearing in much of the recent trailer, the size of her role in the film, not having any scenes with Robert Redford, not even having a chance to meet the legendary actor, how much fun she had shooting the pilot for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and possibly returning to the series before the end of the season.
Synopsis: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
Next year, the star-spangled Avenger is returning to theaters.
And we've got a good feeling about Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
When last we saw Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, he was leading the titular superteam and enjoying some shawarma in The Avengers. That summer blockbuster marked the commercial peak (so far) of the roll Marvel Studios has been on for the past several years. Phase 2 of that roll kicked off in fine fashion this year with Iron Man 3, and continues in mere weeks with Thor: The Dark World.
But we're looking ahead to April 2014, when Cap tosses his signature shield on his first solo outing since Captain America: The First Avenger. Unlike that two-fisted World War II adventure, Captain America: The Winter Soldier brings Rogers into a recognizably modern world, a more cynical setting in which he confronts sinister conspiracies, untrustworthy characters, and a familiar figure with a bone to pick.
Marvel Studios unveiled the first Winter Soldier teaser trailer just this morning. By now, you've probably laid eyes on the trailer, but if not, click right here.
We've long heard that this sequel is a comic book movie riff on the conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s. The trailer shows just that, combining event movie spectacle and shadowy goings-on. Basically, Captain America: The Winter Soldier looks fantastic. So much so we here at IAR wanted to share just a few of the reasons that we're properly excited for the sequel after viewing the first trailer.
The leader of Earth's Mightiest Heroes is returning for his first adventure since The Avengers.
Marvel Studios has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While Cap can't call on any gods of thunder or iron men, he's far from on his own, thanks to Black Widow, Nick Fury, and more. Still, sinister things are clearly afoot at S.H.I.E.L.D., and the man out of time will have to adjust quickly before a ghost from his past consumes him.
Mr. Rogers (not this one) goes to Washington.
With Thor: The Dark World just a few weeks from hitting theaters, Marvel Studios is starting the hype-ball rolling on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, unveiling a new theatrical poster for the star-spangled Avenger's next solo adventure.
With Thor: The Dark World hitting in about a month and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airing on ABC, Phase 2 of the Marvel Studios master plan is underway. Next April, the cinematic Marvel universe is going to welcome a whole bunch of new characters via Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
One of the characters that fans are psyched about is Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon. Anthony Mackie has offered some insight on the role and his future in the Marvel movies, clarifying in no uncertain terms that though the Falcon is a supporting hero in the sequel, he is definitely not the Robin to Cap's Batman.
Though she made her cinematic debut in the Iron Man franchise before going on to become a full-blown Avenger, Natasha Romanoff returns next year in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Scarlett Johansson is shedding a bit of light on her third turn as Black Widow, explaining her relationship with Chris Evans as Captain America.