At the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, one chapter of the story is done, but there are many more to be told. That was by design according to directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Speaking about their film, which just had a record-setting opening weekend, the brothers confirmed the cliffhanger ending was part of the original, larger, story design and it will continue into Captain America 3. Below, read more as well as their quotes, but beware of major spoilers.
Plus, Marvel has officially announced May 6, 2016 as the release date for Captain America 3, as previously rumored.
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If you leave a movie theater talking and thinking about a film, it was probably a good one. That certainly happened this weekend with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In addition to all the crazy happenings early in the film, it leaves its characters in a jaw-dropping spot. A spot that not only has ramifications on Avengers: Age of Ultron and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well.
Which raises the question, where did the idea for the Captain America: The Winter Soldier ending come from? Whose wild idea was it to pull the plug on something so major? Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told us the whole story, and you can read it below. Major spoilers, obviously. Read More »
Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets one step closer to completion this weekend as Captain America: The Winter Soldier finally hits theaters. Anthony and Joe Russo take the next logical step in the story Joe Johnson started in The First Avenger and Joss Whedon continued in The Avengers. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is coming to terms with his unique reality after waking from decades frozen in ice, and doing his job as a general bad-ass for S.H.I.E.L.D. He begins to discover a plot, however, that will put in danger everything he stands for, and put him face to face with an old friend who now goes by the name The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
Featuring great performances from Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and many more, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is going to change everything you thought about Marvel leading into next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
We’ve already weighed in with our opinion, now we want you to do the same. Below, tell us Captain America The Winter Soldier reactions and feel free to discuss all the major spoilers it contains. Which is a lot. Then, check back Monday for exclusive quotes from the directors and producer Kevin Feige discussing all those big spoilers. Read More »
Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters today, which means it’s a day to celebrate the achievements of Marvel Studios. We’re in the middle of a comic book storytelling renaissance, folks, and Marvel is at the head of it. The way they have weaved all these characters and movies together into one huge story is truly remarkable. It’s something we talk about every day, but step back a second and look really think about it. It’s movie history.
As the case with most things, history isn’t without its detractors, such as the team at CinemaSins. Once again they’ve gone ahead and nitpicked their way to millions of YouTube views with their patented “Everything Wrong With” series. Two of the latest videos, not coincidentally released close to The Winter Soldier, are Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor: The Dark World. Watch “Everything Wrong With Thor The Dark World” and “Everything Wrong With Captain America: The First Avenger” below. Read More »
Mondo and Marvel go together like Iron Man and metal. Since the earliest films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Austin-based collectable company has been creating beautiful limited-edition posters for the studio’s films. Iron Man 2, Thor, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Hulk and Captain America: The First Avenger are just a few of the posters they’ve made so far. Next month, artist Mike Mitchell is even doing a full show of Marvel portraits. With all that, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier hitting theaters tonight, it’s no surprise they’re releasing a poster for the highly-anticipated sequel.
Below check out the Mondo Captain America The Winter Soldier Poster by Rich Kelly. Read More »
In the past seven months, Kevin Feige has tentatively planned out another seven years of Marvel movies.
Last August, the president of Marvel Studios was quoted as saying he had a tentative plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe through 2021. That’s a lot of movies. Now, a new report says that plan has expanded through 2028. Plus, depending on the potential success of Guardians of the Galaxy this summer, that plan might include spinoffs into solo movies focusing on either Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) or Groot (Vin Diesel). They’ve also discussed spinning the new characters introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron off into their own movies.
Read about these potential Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy spinoffs, plus the new 14-year Marvel plan, below. Read More »
In the Marvel Comics, Iron Man and Nova are well-known allies of the Guardians of the Galaxy. So if those characters happened to appear in a Guardians of the Galaxy toy set, it wouldn’t be that big of a surprise. What would be a surprise is if those two appeared with Guardians toys from the movie, with the costumes and likenesses of Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana. That’s exactly what’s happening later this year.
Below, check out images of the upcoming Hasbro Marvel Platinum Legends toy series featuring the movie versions of Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and the comic book versions of Iron Man and Nova. Read More »
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens this weekend, and then all eyes turn to the skies. That’s where James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy takes place: in deep, deep space. There, an Earth-born transplant named Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) will be arrested and meet four other crazy creatures to form a formidable team to fight Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). Those allies are Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel). And if that plot sounds a little thin, that’s because the film doesn’t open until August 1 and Marvel has been pretty tight lipped about it. We’ll surely learn more soon, though, as it becomes the primary focus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A few weeks back, we saw the teaser poster for Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, the character elements from that poster have been uploaded as large, individual images. Each offers a great opportunity to check out the detailed designs of each of the main characters. Check out some Guardians of the Galaxy photos below. Read More »
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