New ‘Captain America 2′ Black Widow Featurette and TV Spot

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There are several reasons why the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier seems poised to reach new creative heights for a Marvel Studios production, not least of which is that Cap’s (Chris Evans) coworkers at S.H.I.E.L.D. - Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) – seem to be treated like his genuine equals in the film, rather than glorified eye candy or kowtowing sidekicks.

Marvel has released another featurette for the Captain America sequel, which shifts the magnifying glass ever so closer onto Natasha Romanoff, including (but not restricted to) her evolved working relationship with Steve Rogers – who, as is brought up during cast interviews in the latest preview, forms a yin-yang circle with Natasha, in terms of the differences between their respective personal moral/ethical codes.

Two years have passed since the events in The Avengers – both in the real world and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – so it’s nice to see that the changing times appear to have been more organically integrated into the proceedings in this “Phase 2″ film (more so than in Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World). That’s also manifested by Steve and Natasha’s understanding of one another. Natasha’s even started to try and setup Steve on dates, while crushing evildoers’ skulls between her thighs. How thoughtful of her.

Meanwhile, the film’s latest TV spot – the “True Heroes” promo – highlights the exciting action and espionage storyline featured in the Captain America sequel, with Cap, Black Widow, and their S.H.I.E.L.D. allies battling the “mysterious” Winter Soldier. At the same time, this footage continues to paint the movie as a modern political thriller – one that has been re-examined through the lens of the superhero/comic book film genre, that is.

This seems like a smart approach, as it allows the pulpier elements from Cap’s comic book adventures to be presented in a more palatable (read: less campy) light onscreen, without also homogenizing the property in the process. Which is to say, our collective expectations for Captain America: The Winter Soldier remain high as ever, even given the sheer (over-)abundance of hype-building that Marvel Studios has done already.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in U.S. theaters on April 4th, 2014.

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  1. I seriously cannot wait for this movie. It’s going to be amazing.

    • Agreed, quite excited for this movie.

  2. I think so too man. I enjoy watching captain america

  3. *sigh* It’s hard to resist the temptation to NOT watch this…

    Hope I can pull myself together to avoid the next ones so I can keep the surprise until finally watching it in the theatre

    Funny thing is, these video are not yet available on Marvel Youtube channel. Hmmm…

  4. My anticipation for this film is through the roof. More-so than when I saw Iron Man 3 (which, Tony Stark/Iron Man is my favorite character) I felt IM3 was a little underwhelming, but I digress.

    I’m not anticipating this film for the tie-in to Age of Ultron, but for it’s backwards thinking when it comes to re-introducing Bucky Barnes as The Winter Soldier, Natasha’s relationship with Bucky’s Winter Soldier… and, most of all, Armin Zola’s character re-emerging as in either a flash-back sequence, or in his android body.

    Also, as to why this film in particular inter-connects The Avengers with The Avengers 2, but that’s way down on the list.

  5. Yeah I hope they reveal the android Arnim Zola too. When it was announced that Cap 2 would be based on Brubaker’s Winter Soldier, my favorite comic arc of all time, I knew this would be my personal favorite CBM! Bucky Barnes for the win!

  6. I am literally counting down the days to April 4th. This movie is going to probably be one of the best solo Marvel movies out of all the character thus far and I am excited as hell. I’m especially excited to The Falcon do his thing as well. Hurry up and get here already!

  7. This is the kind of film projects I endorse. They can count with my tickets and word of mouth so that many people I know go to watch it.

    I will watch along with my friends at least twice.

  8. Why did that TV spot say March 26th?

  9. Fury dies my men.

  10. She is not aging well at all.

    • Bro ur tripping, Scarlet Johansen is gorgeous!

      • Spell check! Scarlett Johansson.

  11. Alexander Pierce is actually …….. In disguise

  12. Cap is my favorite and has been since I was five years old watching those old crappy Marvel cartoons from the 60′s. The first Cap movie was incredible and I’m excited because this looks even better.

  13. Captain America rocks! Looks like a really great movie!

  14. i am getting the feeling Black Widow is gonna turn…she seems to be acting TOO nice in all these clips…in Avengers & IM2 she always acted it up to trick people

  15. Someone please give Black Widow a bigger gun please

    • She can have my massive gun.