And One Trailer to Rule Them All…

I don’t think there was any doubt that the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Super Bowl trailer lived up to the hype — and matched the high standard set by the first Cap clip.

CA:TWS made you forget there were trailers for other movies. Relive the glory:

Look for Cap, Widow, Falcon and all their friends on April 4.

The One Super Bowl Commercial I Want to See

Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday, one of the most sacred days of the year in America! The big game will pit the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks — the No. 1 offense against the No. 1 defense; the irresistible force vs. the immovable object. Who will win? I hope it’s the Broncos, but I won’t be too broken up if it’s the Seahawks, because, without my New York Football Giants playing… who really cares? (Even if it is in the Jints’ home stadium.)

What I do care about is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Marvel Studios has promised a bombastic ad during the game this evening — I hope the video can deliver. Here is a 16-second teaser… a commercial for the commercial, if you will. Enjoy!

Cap, Widow, Falcon, Nick and the Winter Soldier will all be there when C:TWS opens on April 4.

 

Are You Ready for Captain America… 3?

evanscapCaptain America: The Winter Soldier won’t be released until April 4, but Marvel Studios is already getting its ducks in a row for Captain America 3, and the co-directors of the second installment, Anthony and Joe Russo, have been invited to return, according to industry bible Variety.

There is no release date (probably 2016 or 2017) and no storyline (the brothers are working on an outline), but we do know one thing: Chris Evans will return as the Sentinel of Liberty!

‘Winter Soldier’ Sees Captain America in Crisis

Captain_America_2_13Steve Rogers and his heroic alter ego, Captain America, will be seen struggling to adapt to the 21st century in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

It seems that Cap didn’t have time for much angst in The Avengers, so his reflection time will come in this sequel.

Chris Evans talked to Empire magazine about Steve/Cap’s soul-searching:

“In The Avengers we had so many characters you have to address, you don’t really have time to sit with any single one. In this movie there’s a lot going on for Steve. He’s trying to acclimatize to the modern world. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s about trying to find how he fits. He’s a man from the 1940s. He’s just woken up. For everybody else, it’s been a slow burn to get to where we are in 2014. But for him, suddenly there’s the internet, cellphones and The Patriot Act. The technology’s new to him and so is the access the government has to that technology.
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This Winter Weather Makes Me Think… ‘Winter Soldier’

With all this blasted snow around these parts (the Northeast USA), I prefer to think about warmer weather — like, say, April 4, which just happens to be the day Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens.

Like the last batch, these images do a good job of making this sequel look like action-packed fun. In fact, all of the promotional material — the teaser poster and the first trailer — has been hugely effective, in my book.

Good to see the Falcon finally getting some love — and even Frank Grillo’s Crossbones. (Anyone else remember Grillo from THE SHIELD or, better yet, GUIDING LIGHT?) Robert Redford is at the center of swirling Oscar rumors for his role in All Is Lost, so he’s getting more attention in the promotional materials for Winter Soldier. This is the first good look I’ve seen of this movie’s version of Cap’s (Chris Evans) uniform. And who ever needs an excuse to run a photo of Scarlett Johansson?

New ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Photos

A few more images from Captain America: The Winter Soldier have been released to either help tide us over until April 4, or to make the torture of the wait that much more exquisite…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo and Robert Redford.