Okay, April 4, 2014, can’t come soon enough.
Marvel has just released the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the third film in its Phase 2 series.
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?’