Marvel and Sony have dropped new Super Bowl teaser trailers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ahead of full ads that will air Sunday night.
The new 40-second spot for Spider-Man shows plenty of action, including missiles, a spectacular mid-air sequence with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), Rhino (Paul Giamatti) donning his high-tech armor suit and a glimpse of the Green Goblin. It’s a lot to cram in, so you’ll want to watch it twice.
“You wanted to be the hero… now you’re going to pay the price,” Electro (Jamie Foxx) says taunting the webslinger. It looks like he’s going to be a solid villain.
Marvel’s Captain America teaser is only 16 seconds, but it too packs a punch. We get a fresh look at the film’s villains, including the titular Winter Soldier. There’s also a brief scene with Black Widow escaping an explosion and Falcon getting ready for takeoff.
Both ads will air in full during Sunday night’s Super Bowl. Go Broncos!
New posters from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier have been released that show off Chris Evans’ Star-Spangled hero, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. Marvel also released a production still showing MMA star Georges St-Pierre as the villain Batroc the Leaper. A digital comic prequel is available now.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4.
Can’t wait for Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Well, you’re in luck.
Marvel has announced it is releasing a digital prequel comic ahead of the film’s theatrical release April 4. The title’s a mouthful – Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier Infinite Comic – but the new book promises to introduce characters and plot points from the upcoming sequel.
“If you’re a Captain America fan, this all-new adventure is rare sneak peek into the movie we still have to wait over two months for,” editor Bill Rosemann tells The Hollywood Reporter. “First, you get to see Cap rock his new stealth suit. Also, you’ll see one of his first missions working side-by-side not only with his Avengers teammate Black Widow, but also with Brock Rumlow, whose name should ring some bells.”
The comic will be written by Peter David (The Incredible Hulk) and drawn by Rock-He Kim.
In related Captain America news, it seems that Marvel is so pleased with rookie directors Anthony and Joe Russo that they are already in early talks to bring the pair back for Captain America 3.
No release date has been skedded for the third instalment, but Chris Evans is scheduled to return. The film will most likely be part of Marvel’s Phase 3.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Infinite Comic is available via Marvel’s website and ComiXology.
An official plot synopsis released to Variety reads:
An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
GOTG, which stars Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord), Benicio del Toro (The Collector), Glenn Close (Nova Prime), WWE’s Batista (Drax the Destroyer) and Zoe Saldana (Gamora), along with the voices of Vin Diesel (Groot) and Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), will be the second film on Marvel’s docket this year, following Captain America: The Winter Soldier April 4.
Cap is set to battle three villains – Crossbones (Frank Grillo), Batroc the Leaper (Georges St-Pierre) and Arnim Zola (Toby Jones) – with a present-day storyline that finds his best friend Bucky turned into a brainwashed assassin. Robert Redford, who is featured prominently in the new trailer, might also be playing a villain.
The ad seems to back up an earlier release, which hinted Nick Fury (Sam Jackson) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) will play significant parts in the sequel:
“‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will pick up where Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.”
The film, which is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Community), looks like it’s going to be wall-to-wall action, with a few laughs. I loved the first Captain America, and this could be even better. The action scenes (which I had some doubts about) look really well-choreographed.
Black Widow jokes with Cap about asking someone out on a date before he leaps off a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and we get our first look at Anthony Mackie as The Falcon. The film also seems to have shades of a 1970s spy thriller courtesy of Redford.
Check it out. I guarantee after watching, you’ll be left asking yourself: ‘Am I going to have to wait five months to watch this?’