They’ve been keeping a relatively tight lid on much of the goings on behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, showing next to nothing beyond what set spies have managed to pick up. We know the Cap is back, along with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, in another one-shot type story similar to Iron Man 3 — that is to say, it doesn’t tie in too much into the larger Avengers storyline and won’t feature any other heroes other than SHIELD agents (including Nick Fury and Maria Hill, played by Sam Jackson and Cobie Smulders). We know that Cap will have a new comrade-in-arms by the name of Sam Wilson (played by Anthony Mackie), otherwise known as The Falcon, and that there’s some killer concept art for him:
Here’s the synopsis for you:
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ finds Steve Rogers, aka 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.
Now, for the comic book fans among us, the identity of the Winter Soldier is common knowledge, and if you dig even a little, it’s not hard to figure out. BUT I’m still going to enforce a no spoilers rule on this one, for those who want the surprise. So be nice. Or begone.
Anyway, here’s the new trailer.
Thoughts? Well, Falcon looks amazing. I love that they’re addressing the complicated power dynamic that SHIELD presents. Evans looks and feels a little more comfortable in the role this time around, and Johansson is getting better and better. Robert freakin’ Redford. The action looks pretty wild, and that shot of the crashing helicarrier promises to be nightmarish. The CG looks good. After a solid - though not great - first film, t looks like the directing tandem of the Russo brothers might have something very interesting on their hands.