‘Captain America 2′ Begins Production: First Photo & New Synopsis

Published 2 years ago by , Updated June 14th, 2014 at 11:29 am,

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While Iron Man 3 launches its world press tour, leading up to its release at the end of the month in the UK and in the first weekend of May in North America, Marvel Studios begins production on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The third film in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has entered principal photography and Marvel Studios has unveiled the first official photo from the sequel, along with casting confirmations and a new synopsis.

Last week saw the home video release of the Phase One Collector’s Set and in it came a video preview of the upcoming films, featuring conceptual art for Captain America 2. The artwork gave us our first look at the costume designs of The Winter Soldier and Falcon, along with some scenes featuring the titular hero fighting a S.H.I.E.L.D. Quinjet which piqued our curiosity.

The reveals came around the same time we heard more about the mysterious role Robert Redford would reportedly be playing as another member of S.H.I.E.L.D., or as the “head” of the organization as he himself pointed out,  but Marvel confirmed it all today, and provided us with another theory about that concept art.

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“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic super hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2″) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2″) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.

“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, a.k.a. Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.

The full press release confirms the core returning characters along with the new faces:

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández as Agent Jasper Sitwell.

All of the casting reports to date were accurate and the most interesting confirmation is that of Redford’s role as Agent Alexander Pierce. In Marvel Comics, Pierce has always been an extremely loyal ally of Nick Fury and not only served as a middleman for Fury and Tony Stark/Iron Man, but even took up leadership of the secret S.H.I.E.L.D. organization when Fury had to go underground as a fugitive. If any element of this plays into the plot of The Winter Soldier and the “shadowy” enemies, it could tie-in to the explanation for the image of Captain America seemingly facing off against a Quinjet (see: above art).

The below still is the first official photo from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and features Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) suited up in another new Captain America outfit, armed with his trusty vibranium shield. Note the pant pockets and forearms and compare to tighter costume from The Avengers. The shot also conveniently includes the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo in the background, further emphasizing the film’s role as not only a modern story of Captain America, but a story of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well. Is this photo from the Helicarrier or the old S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ tower where Pierce also served?

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The film has begun shooting in Los Angeles for in-studio work and will move to shooting on-location in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C. this summer. Cap’s next adventure is being directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo off a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and will release in 3D. Robert Redford joins Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Samuel L. Jackson,  Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Toby JonesAnthonie Mackie, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Maximiliano Hernandez and Georges St-Pierre.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.


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  1. I know a lot of Marvel fans already know who Winter Soldier is but I think they should have tried to keep this under wraps so as to not ruin the twist, the whole Bucky Barnes is the Winter Soldier was suppose to be a twist wasn’t it? So surely coming right out and saying Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier spoils one of the biggest twists of the film.

    • I’m not so sure it is because the film will feature flashbacks and may reveal that early on. Either way, anyone who has heard of “The Winter Soldier” knows who he is as it’s common knowledge for readers.

    • I`m with you on that one, spoiled it big time was looking forward for a captivated twist

      • Yeah, considering he was dead, nobody but comic fans or those who research the movies would have known. It would have been kind of nice knowing that when barely anyone else did.

  2. I like the updates to the costume. Maybe this us the movie where Fury becomes a fugitive?

    • How can you even see anything? It’s so dark :(

      • He’s probably talking about the concept art we saw in the trailer last week.

        • Yeah, it reminds me of the Ultimate version of Captain America from the 40′s.

  3. This looks awesome! Love Evans as cap! Te sheild is so cool! I’m getting real excited for this. I love the winter solider. And more black widow is awesome and fine by me. Scarlett did such a fantastic job in the avengers. And she’s so vital to the winter solider story. Can’t wait to see more from this film.

    Ps where our Thor trailer? And poster?

  4. Very cool! The third movie of phase two is underway! I can’t wait for this one either!

  5. But where’s Hawkeye?? I want me some Hawkeye lol.

    • Yeah, I was thinking since BW is in it HAwkeye would be too.

  6. the captain america costume looks like secret avengers costime heres the image im talking about


  7. So this means VIPER may be in the film? that’s pretty awesome..

    • No, Viper’s already in THE WOLVERINE. Fox owns rights… I think?

    • Honestly I think a more appropriate snake-based female character would be Diamondback anyway. She’s like Captain America’s Catwoman in a way.

  8. I guess Samuel L is too expensive to be apart of the Agents of SHIELD show. Also noticed they want to pluck black widow(eye candy)but they dont want to include hawkeye(im guessing he is replaced by falcon). After watching some arrow lately I can appreciate hawkeye’s character more in marvel but looks like the actor mouthing off during the off season has cost him some airtime. Let me know if anybody has heard anything about that. This movie looks more like a shield movie than a Cap movie since there are so many notable heros and shield agents involved.

    • Jeremy Renner (who plays Hawkeye) wasn’t “mouthing off” his comments just got hyped up by the media to get attention. He said he was happy with the success of the film, and happy to be part of it, he was just a little disappointed he didn’t get enough of a chance to flesh out his character.

      In thor he was in it for 1 scene and wasn’t even named (so non-comic readers thought he was just another SHIELD agent), and in Avengers he was basically under Loki’s spell for 3/4 of the movie, so he wasn’t really playing Barton until the convo with Romanov and the last battle, so you can see his point.

      But he mentioned in an interview ages back when avengers came out that he knew Hawkeye wasn’t showing up again until Avenger’s 2, and he has plenty of projects to keep him busy in the meantime.

      • Or, they replace him with an actor who doesn’t b**** and actually looks more like tall and outgoing Hawkeye instead of short and brooding Jeremey Renner.

        • The outgoing part is more the fault of the writer/director Joss Whedon. The height part? Well, you do realise how short Robert Downey Jr. is right?

  9. I hope this doesn’t mean he will be without a mask with this new costume. I don’t mind changes to the suit, but keep him in a mask.

    • I’m sure he will still have the helmet on especially as he was shown to have it in some scenes of the trailer last week. But as he is quite handsome looking and I’m sure they don’t want to bore the female audience too much, he’ll probably be without it in most of the movie.

      I don’t care though, as long as he wears in battle. It IS kind of a goofy mask either with or without the ear wings anyway. I’ve never really been able to get used to it in the movies.

      • “they don’t want to bore the female audience too much”

        Yes, because women ONLY watch comic book movies for eye-candy. Obviously. It’s not like we find the story itself interesting or we like the genre, we just want to stare at pretty faces.


    • Plus for a long while recently he was without the mask anyway, while Bucky replaced him as Captain America and Steve was working for SHIELD.

      I think one of these days we might see this uniform: http://smpdesigns.com/smp/how-it-was-made/how-it-was-made-steve-rogers-captain-america/

  10. so Hayley IS in it? Thank God, she’s the only Peggy Carter as far as I’m concerned, they need to tie up those loose ends with her, even if she’s in 85 yr. old makeup

    • i was thinking the same thing. i thought the last article on here about atwell was she was NOT going to be in cap2.

  11. Rob, there was no mention of Renner’s Hawkeye alongside Johanssen’s Black Widow. Are we to assume that Hawkeye will NOT be in this film? If so, I am very saddened.

    • No Hawkeye, unfortunately. He’s not part of The Winter Soldier story arc, anyway, but Renner’s a busy guy. I hope he cameos at least and shows up in one of the films before The Avengers 2.

      • I am marginally aware of he Winter Soldier story arc but I figured Marvel has taken various other liberties with the stories that perhaps they would clear a roster spot for Renner.

  12. I wanted Hawkeye too :(

    • I guess his post-avengers comments got him replaced by Falcon?

      • Hurry, check the poster. Is Henry Peter Gyrich a producer for this film? He replaced Hawkeye with Falcon in the comics.

  13. Wo… Arnim Zola?? Freakin’ cool!

    Ok, I may be wierd, but I’m curious to see how that one will turn out!

  14. For those who’s wondering about Hawkeye… just remember, Gwyneth Paltrow name wasn’t announced in The Avengers, but she was there. Oh, and Jeremy Renner’s name wasn’t as well in Thor, but Hawkeye was there too… Let’s just keep our finger crossed…
    Plus, Black Widow appearance makes much more sense due to her Russian background and her ‘involvement’ with the titular character Winter Soldier himself, so it’s not like she pops in this movie without reason.

  15. when the hell did they get GSP for this movie ? he’s a very nice and talented martial artist so hopefully they utilise his skills and give us some epic fights :D

    also, is it just me or does GSP remind you guys of a young van damme, they both look ans sound the same and their physics are similar (well saw similar to JCVD back in the day).

  16. ‘Sharon Carter, alias Agent 13, is a fictional character, a secret agent in the Marvel Comics universe. She is an ex-field agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. under Nick Fury and occasionally the girlfriend of Captain America.

    In original continuity, Sharon was said to be the younger sister of Peggy Carter, the wartime love interest of Captain America, but she was later retconned as Peggy’s niece because of the unaging nature of comic book characters.” taken from wikipedia

  17. What actually happens to the winter soldier? Will he be in Avengers 2?

  18. This movie is terribly over crowded. Theyneed to focus amuchtime as possible on the Bucky relationship so that his return will have some weight, especially aince Bucky’s death and life changing friendship was glossed over in TFA.

  19. I don’t see why people are wanting more Jeremy Renner he is a terrible version of Hawkeye. I just finished Earth Mightiest Heroes and Hawkeye was an incredible character full of wit and style. Renner is bland and boring, and doesn’t have the attitude or personality for the real Hawkeye.

    • The fault of that is less so on Jeremy and more on the writing for his character. He didn’t get a lot of screen time and the time he did get he was being mind controlled by Loki and suffering the consequences of that.

  20. don’t really care about Hawkeye so no big deal. The rest sounds good though.

  21. The Thor 2 trailer will probably be released with Iron Man 3!! It makes perfect marketing sense! :D

  22. Can’t wait

  23. Ze Leaper? ZE LEAPAIR???? Butwhy. Batroc is one of the worst “villains” in Marvel’s canon. He’s basically a purple Frogger. They’d have to retcon the frak out of him to make him barely presentable.

    • Agree totally about Batroc. I think Marvel needs to make sure it doesn’t get carried away by trying to push so much ridiculousness. There are so many great villains that we will probably never see, and now we get Batroc, the Leaper. Weak.