No one hires Robert Redford for a throwaway role. The announcement that the actor would play a part in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier came as a surprise, and brought a mystery: what’s his role? Most of the big parts are filled by the likes of Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Cobie Smulders, Toby Jones, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Turns out, Redford plays a role he describes as “the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Read More »
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two starts in just over a month with the release of Iron Man 3. It ends May 1, 2015 with the release of The Avengers 2, and a new report says director Joss Whedon will reassemble the team in the United Kingdom in early 2014 to get started on production.
Read more about that, see a Phase Two teaser video from the Phase One box set, and see some possible concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, below. Read More »
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo are courting some big names for small roles in their superhero sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Last week Robert Redford was announced to be in talks for the film and now it looks like one of the greatest fighters in the world has been cast, too.
Latino Review reports Georges St-Pierre, considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists in the world and the current UFC Welterweight Champion, has been cast as a villain named Batroc the Leaper. Read More »
One of the most recognizable actors in the world could soon become a part of the Marvel Universe. Robert Redford is in discussions to join the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier as a senior S.H.I.E.L.D. official. He’d star along Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson in the Joe and Anthony Russo directed film out April 4, 2014. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
Not all mainstream superhero flicks to change love interests between installments. Even the womanizing Tony Stark been loyal to Pepper through three films now, four if you count the upcoming Iron Man 3. But given the big time jump at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier simply couldn’t stick with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), no matter how delightful she was.
Over the past several months, we’ve watched as what felt like every moderately famous actress under 35 tried to attach herself to Winter Soldier female lead. Now, at long last, Marvel Studios has found their lucky lady in Emily VanCamp. The 26-year-old actress is best known for her TV work, having starred in Everwood, Brothers & Sisters, and, currently, Revenge. More details after the jump.
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We know that Chris Evans is returning for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but there has been a big question mark over the identity of his primary female co-star. Hayley Atwell was well-liked as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, but that film’s final jump forward in time makes the character not viable for the sequel.
And so there’s room for a new presence in Captain America 2, which will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Marvel is choosing among a number of popular young actresses for the role, with tests taking place. The nature of the part is undisclosed at this point, but the names suggest a key love interest. Read More »
While Iron Man is in North Carolina and Thor is across the pond in London, England, Captain America is sticking with his Avenger roots and filming in Ohio. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, will be filming about 40% of its entirety in and around Cleveland, Ohio. That’s the same place Joss Whedon used to double as New York for most of the final battle in The Avengers, suggesting Cap’s story will stay in New York and keep visual Marvel continuity. Read more after the jump. Read More »
The hiring of brothers Anthony and Joe Russo to direct Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a pleasant surprise. The two have experience on television (Community, Arrested Development) and features (Welcome to Collinwood, You, Me and Dupree) and their resume is just the sort that Marvel seems to really like at the moment. They’re proven working in existing narrative environments, where they deliver on time and with budget restrictions. More important, they’ve got good chops with character interactions and ensembles.
But if this film sticks close to the comic book storyline referenced in the title, it will be something different from the Russos’ previous work. The Winter Soldier is a military espionage story as much as it is a superhero tale — moreso, in some ways — and could provide a very specific challenge. Co-director Anthony Russo addressed some questions about the brothers’ approach to the story in a recent interview. Read More »
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