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 »
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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 »
Captain America: The First Avenger stood out from most of the comic book movie pack because it offered something a bit different. In addition to being yet another superhero origin story, it was a WWII movie that heartily embraced the ’40s setting, rather than simply using it as window dressing.
The sequel, subtitled The Winter Soldier, will go into production soon with Chris Evans reprising his role as Cap, and Anthony and Joe Russo stepping in to direct. The film takes its title, and presumably much of its storyline, from the Ed Brubaker-penned storyline of the same name, in which Cap’s WWII sidekick Bucky (Sebastian Stan), thought dead, is revived as a Soviet assassin.
If that makes the Cap sequel sound like something that could be a Bourne sequel you might not be too far off, especially given the way Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is describing the movie. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 by Angie Han
Nick Fury is one of the more prominent characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having appeared in five out of the six titles to date. Yet he’s never actually appeared in his own standalone film. For a while, it seemed like a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie might be coming out after The Avengers, but as we’ve since learned, that project has since evolved into a TV series. So as of now, it looks like the closest thing to a Nick Fury movie we’ll be getting is Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
In a new interview, Jackson touched upon his role in the Captain America sequel, and cast doubt on whether a Nick Fury-centric film is even necessary at this stage. Read his comments after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
Movie superheroes tend to be faithful boyfriends, sticking with a single love interest for the entire duration of their franchise, or at least a couple of installments. But alas, the specific circumstances surrounding Captain America’s romance with Peggy Carter (i.e., the whole “being frozen in a block of ice for six decades” thing) make it impossible for the pair to reunite in proper fashion.
So the search is now underway for a new lady to star in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and directors Joe and Anthony Russo have reportedly whittled down the options to three excellent actresses: Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones, and Imogen Poots. More details after the jump.
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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 »
The Marvel Studios panel just began in Hall H at the San Diego Comic Con, and president Kevin Feige didn’t waste any time announcing loads of new details. He was preceeded by a video reel that proclaimed “Phase Two Begins Now!” and gave titles to a pair of Marvel sequels, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Solider.
That Cap sequel title should make a lot of people happy, and tells fans a lot about the storyline of the sequel — pretty much everything we need to know, really. We should see scenes that take place in World War II as we learn the truth about Cap’s sidekick Bucky, and then scenes in the present day in which the seemingly dead soldier is revived as a personality that isn’t exactly friendly to Cap.
In addition to those titles, Endgar Wright showed up to help announce Ant-Man, and that’s going on as I type this. We suspect some test footage will be shown, and Germain will have an update on Ant-Man in a few minutes.
In the meantime, Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on August 1 2014. That’s the logo above, and a concept shot of the team is after the break, along with new logos for the other films.
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Lots of odds and ends today in Sequel Bits. Here we go:
- It seems a video game based on The Expendables 2 will be coming out.
- Dominic Cooper isn’t sure if Howard Stark will return in Captain America 2.
- 20th Century Fox is sending out a great Taken 2 Father’s Day card.
- Kevin Smith promises Jay and Silent Bob’s animated film will be rolled out in 2013.
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