When last we saw the character of Captain America he was riding off in his motorcycle after defeating Loki in the film Marvel’s The Avengers. The assumption was that he would explore the new time period and was now comfortable with his surroundings.
It turns out that not only is he comfortable, he is now working hand in hand with the super secret defense group Shield as an agent. Unlike the other Marvel Universe films, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will seemingly tie in more closer to the events from The Avengers film. Feeling more like a sequel to that film. The story even features several other characters from the Avengers film including Black Widow, Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Conspicuously missing from the story is Shield Agent Hawkeye. I guess we can assume he’s off on his own little adventure.
Perhaps the most surprising casting in the film is that of screen legend Robert Redford. Seeing the award winning actor in a comic book film will take a little getting used to. But it’s refreshing to see the actor appearing in such a mainstream adventure film ,instead of his usual art house, indie film fare.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Emily VanCamp, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell and Robert Redford. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is scheduled for release April 4, 2014.
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy.