Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
Captain America: The Winter Soldier won’t open for another several weeks, and a Captain America 3 hasn’t even been greenlit. Nevertheless, as the Winter Soldier release approaches, Marvel Studios is feeling confident enough that they’re getting the plans in place for the patriotic hero’s next solo outing.
A new report indicates that Anthony and Joe Russo will return to direct the third installment, and that the pair are already working on the story. Hit the jump for more details.
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Here’s the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in which Captain America really starts to come to grips with the messy politics of the modern world. (And also with relations with Black Widow, as a little opening banter shows.)
The warrior started to get a taste of things in The Avengers, but here he really comes up against the shadowy goals and motivations of the agency and government he works for. It’s not going to be the easiest learning experience for the guy, especially when he has to face a cybernetically enhanced killer, who works for the other side and has more than a tenuous connection to Cap’s past.
This trailer doesn’t mess around. You’ll see Cap in action; conversations with Robert Redford; Falcon flying, and the Winter Soldier doing his level best to take our hero out.
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When I spoke to Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Anthony and Joe Russo at Comic Con, the brothers talked about their approach to creating fight scenes for the film, and how it differs from what we saw in the first movie.
In short, the two have envisioned Cap as a killer close-quarters fighter, and they’re capturing action with a hand-held camera but with the intent to depict physical space in a more coherent way than many modern films influenced by the Bourne movies. There was a good illustration of that fight style when footage was shown at Comic Con that depicted Cap taking out a half-dozen guys in an office elevator.
That footage was shown again at D23, but a new extended clip was also revealed. This one further bolstered the image of Cap as a deadly black ops fighter. We can’t show you the clip, but you can get a full description of it below. Read More »
When Anthony and Joe Russo were mentioned as possible directors for the Captain America sequel I got excited about the prospect. Perhaps best known for working on TV shows such as Arrested Development and Community, the two also wrote and directed the movie Welcome to Collinwood. That film (a remake of Big Deal on Madonna Street) has some wonderful dialogue, and demonstrates the same ability to create a unique story environment that served them well on Community.
I got the chance to talk to the Russos during Comic Con in San Diego. We spoke a couple hours before the first Cap 2 footage was premiered in Hall H. Had I already seen the elevator fight sequence described here, for example, I might have been able to ask for more specifics. But this conversation will give you a good overview of how they approached Captain America: The Winter Soldier, without going anywhere near spoiler territory. Read More »
Marvel Studios just unveiled the first footage from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it looked unlike anything else the company has released. We’ve heard that the film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, would be something like a thriller, but this footage really showed off a movie that deeply integrates current interests and fears about how we’re managing national security. In short, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is from a time where political morality seemed pretty black and white, and is now dealing with a modern world in which everything is drawn in shades of grey.
The Russos and Evans were joined on stage by Scarlett Johansson, whose Black Widow plays a very big role in the film, as well as Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Emily Van Camp, Maria Hill, and Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier of the title.
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Comic Con kicks off next week and you can expect to hear about the first footage from Captain America: The Winter Soldier during Marvel’s Hall H presentation next Saturday. In the meantime, here’s a teaser poster for the film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and starring Chris Evans as the title character and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier.
The image suggests that things are a little more complicated for Cap this time out — with all that paint scraped off his shield, there’s both the sense that he’s been getting a workout, and that basic affiliations aren’t as clear-cut as they once were. (Those who’ve read the original Winter Soldier storyline in the comics understand a lot more, but we won’t say more at the moment.)
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Agent Coulson might have had a few ideas about Captain America’s suit in The Avengers, but recent Marvel Comics have influenced his suit in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The first batch of set photos from the sequel have just hit the internet, showing Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in some kind of industrial situation. They’re pretty uneventful.
The real takeaway is that Evans is wearing a brand new suit in the film, one that is sleeker and darker than his last. It so happens to be the same suit that was floating around in images last week. It carries a heavy influence from the “Heroic Age” story arc, specifically the Steve Rogers: Super Soldier mini-series.
Does this give us a big hint to what happens in the film? Check out the images and discuss below.. Read More »
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set for release one year from now, on April 4, 2014. So that’s exactly how long directors Anthony and Joe Russo will have to complete the film. Principal photography began Monday, and Disney released the first image along with a full press release. The release confirms the returns of Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, and the presence of new additions Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Georges St. Pierre and others. Read it below and see the first image from the film in high res. Read More »