Marvel Comics’ New Captain America Is a Black Man

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Last night, Marvel Entertainment’s Joe Quesada stopped by The Colbert Report to announce that (just as we suspected) Steve Rogers’ longtime pal Sam Wilson would be taking over as Captain America in the comics.

Of course, that leaves Wilson’s old role of Falcon wide open. Quesada fortunately knew just the guy for the job, jokingly appointing Colbert himself as the new Falcon and even presenting him with some artwork. See it, and get to know the new Captain America, after the jump.

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San Diego Comic-Con isn’t for another few days, but Marvel’s getting a head start on building buzz. Yesterday, the comic book publisher took to The View to introduce the new, female Thor, and today they’re plotting to drop another big reveal on The Colbert Report.

Marvel’s Joe Quesada will be stop by the Comedy Central talk show to announce “all-new comic book title and all-new era for one of Marvel’s most classic Super Heroes.” What could it be? Speculate with us after the jump.

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Ultimates Captain America

Though he’s been wrapped up in Hollywood, Frank Miller is still one of the most important comic book writers of his generation. He created some of the most recognizable and significant comics out there, and his takes on Daredevil and Batman remain influential to this day. His iconic story The Dark Knight Returns, for example, is even being used as a heavy influence on the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In recent years, Miller has been adapting some of his comics, most notably Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, to the big screen. But in a new Reddit AMA, he expressed an interest in writing new Captain America comic book stories for Marvel. And Marvel could be interested. Read the Frank Miller Captain America quotes below. Read More »

VOTD: How Much Does Captain America Cost U.S. Taxpayers?

Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldiuer

Many a comic book movie has contemplated the emotional cost of being a superhero. You’re constantly in peril. You regularly have to put your civilian life on hold while you go battle baddies. All your loved ones are at risk of being captured by the enemy at any moment. And it can really sting when the public you’ve worked so hard to save doesn’t seem all that grateful for your help.

But then there’s also the dollar cost of being a superhero. Sure, Steve Rogers may have started out as an middle-class kid from Brooklyn. But super-soldier serums and cutting-edge equipment don’t come cheap, and — since S.H.I.E.L.D. is a government agency — we taxpayers are the ones footing the bill. So how much does having a Captain America cost the U.S., really? After the jump, a video breaks down the total price tag.

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Captain America The Winter Soldier

It seems fitting that the latest trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier would debut during that most American of holidays, Super Bowl Sunday. Marvel Studios had teased a new spot earlier this week, but they over-delivered, wonderfully, by offering up action-packed thirty-second TV ad and a brand-new full-length trailer. Watch them both after the jump.

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Captain America Winter Soldier Concept SDCC

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 »

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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This summer’s announcement that the Captain America sequel had been titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier was met at Hall H with cheers and roars from comic book fans excited to see one of the more memorable Cap stories in recent memory brought to life. For Marvel movie lovers who don’t follow the books, however, the reaction was more of a mild confusion. Just who is this “winter soldier” the title refers to? Why does everyone keep bringing up Bucky Barnes? How does Anthony Mackie‘s Falcon fit in? And what does any of this have to do with Steve Rogers?

A new video making the rounds aims to help out moviegoers who may not be up on recent(ish) developments in Marvel’s print universe, explaining everything you’ll need to know about the Winter Soldier. Keep in mind that potentially major spoilers abound, though it’s always possible directors Joe and Anthony Russo will go in a different direction with their cinematic adaptation. Watch the video after the jump.

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