New ‘Captain America 2′ TV Commercial Might Be Too Spoilery

Published 10 months ago by , Updated March 5th, 2014 at 12:01 pm,

Captain America The Winter Soldier Spoilers New Captain America 2 TV Commercial Might Be Too Spoilery

Disney and Marvel Studios grabbed everyone’s attention with a headlining commercial and accompanying new full-length trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier during Super Bowl 48. It was arguably one of the best trailers from the studio yet and teased a return to form for the franchise which had seemingly severed ties as much as possible to The Avengers with 2013′s standalone Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World features.

Since then, outside of a pair of TV spots and a few posters, the focus shifted to launching the Guardians of the Galaxy marketing campaign with a top-trending trailer and much, much more. The latest ad for Captain America 2 however, offers a few new scenes and lines of dialogue, one of which is quite a spoiler – the type we complain about frequently on the SR Underground podcast.

Knowing that, if you’re not a Marvel Comics reader or knowledgeable about major Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D.-related storylines, it might be best to skip this latest 30-second TV Spot:

The most dramatic ad yet for the Captain America sequel features protagonist Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) making his mission “personal” after referencing the “last words” of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), hinting at his death during the course of the film. It’s not a shocker that this occurs, it’s just something that probably shouldn’t be flat out told to TV viewers during an ad.

Since the first trailer for The Winter Soldier we’ve known that Fury is severely injured and we see him in intensive care as his right-hand, Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Rogers observe through the glass. We also know from the books, that Fury is no stranger to faking his own death. “Death” means little to nothing in Marvel Comics and the fact that Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) survived his onscreen demise in The Avengers indicates that it means little in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well. Actor contracts do. Heck, the story is about The Winter Soldier returning from the dead in WWII. In fact, there may be several characters who didn’t “die” as they should have from WWII in this film that reappear in the modern era.

Captain America 2 Samuel L Jackson Nick Fury Poster New Captain America 2 TV Commercial Might Be Too Spoilery

As for Fury, he’s known to have used a few Life Model Decoys (LMD) in his time to help fake some deaths while other characters have stepped up to lead S.H.I.E.L.D., including Maria Hill and Tony Stark. If Robert Downey Jr. is done with making Iron Man films and is only returning in starring roles for The Avengers 2 & 3 as his current contract stipulates, a smart way to keep him around in a guest role capacity would be to have him step into the leadership position of S.H.I.E.L.D.. As for Samuel L. Jackson, he’s not going anywhere either. His contract for nine films began with Iron Man 2 so he’s got a few more on the way well into Phase 3.

Either way, like Marvel execs continue to remind us in interviews, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will change the landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe leading into next summer’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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More: ‘Captain America 2′ Post-Credits Scene Details Leaked?

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. i dont think fury’s gonna die imo. “his last words” could simply refer to his last words when he was seen conscious, and he could simply be in a critical condition. in the full length trailer, he does tell cap “looks like you’ll be calling the shots now cap” or something along those lines, and he appears to be back from injury. no way samuel l jackson gets killed off that easily by marvel!

    • Beat me to it

    • This.

    • you forgot that faking his death, doesn’t mean death.
      They will just think he is death, and thats why they said: last words

    • Live body double?

    • Perfect opportunity for Fury to go “underground” after the events of this movie. We all know what that could mean.. A take on secret wars going into civil war perhaps? Meh the MCU is doing its own things as opposed to the comics so we’ll see whats left of that world once Ultron’s decimated it.

  2. Last words, doesn’t always mean dead– it’s likely that this means his last words before the attack,
    the last words before he was injured, before he was put in a coma etc.
    Considering we see him injured/recovering in other trailers means that is far more probable.

  3. It’s only depressing if:

    (1) You draw a conclusion from a clip in a commercial.
    (2) You assume that conclusion is true.
    (3) You even care about spoilers.

  4. Watch out Rob I’m sure some urchin is gunna come on here and say you spoiled it for them :P

    • thanks for spoiling EVERYTHING rob!

  5. Marvel can’t be THAT careless with a big spoiler like that, can they?

  6. After watching the trailer, I also feel you are attaching too much emphasis on the comment. Cap is most likely referring to the last words Fury spoke to him.

  7. awsome..that is all

  8. Last words might not necessarily mean dead. It may be referring to the last words he said before he went into a coma, etc.
    Having said that, it might be that fury may be dead. Maria Hill going forward, if Robert Redford (Who I think is Red Skull…somehow..) ends up as a proper bad guy.

  9. Fury is gonna pull a Coulson! And yes I too believe Redford is Red Skull. He could be in a coma or something ye know

  10. I was surprised when I heard that, but again it could all be misdirection.

    If he does die, or fake his death I like your idea about Stark taking that role. With Downey not wanting to do more solo iron man films, I would love to see him cameo appear in the other films. Its a lot less work just to do a few scenes. I mean can we really go 2-3 years without Iron Man at all? (in between Avengers 2 and 3) I don’t want that… More likely Maria Hill would take that position, but maybe Stark could have some sort of role within SHIELD.

    I just can’t wait to see this movie! It angers me that it comes out a week early in other countries… debating whether or not to take a vacation…

  11. (first paragraph) “the franchise which had seemingly severed ties as much as possible to The Avengers with 2013′s standalone Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World features.”

    WHAT?! Okay, I don’t really care if you liked Iron Man 3 or Thor: The Dark World, but you got to admit, they didn’t sever many ties. Iron Man 3 was the outcome of Tony going into the wormhole in space, I don’t see that as severing ties. In Thor: The Dark World, they’re dealing with the outcome of Thor destroying the Bifrost (which was in “Thor”), but also the outcome of Loki bringing a war to earth. Also, INFINITY STONES. In fact, some people even complain about it being too closely tied to Avengers (a complain I don’t understand, nevertheless it is still being complained about)

    I just don’t see how that statement in the first paragraph is true.

    • Iron Man 3 was in no way affected by the Avengers and the wormhole moment – they only referenced the attack in the avengers a few times with throw away lines of dialogue that had zero impact on the story – in fact the whole film was due to tony tricking killian into spending new years eve on a roof back in 1999, not the avengers or starks trip to space
      there is a difference between name dropping a thing here and there and actually making use of the ties to the franchise

      Thor 2 -
      gave the infinity stones an intro, jane foster hit loki as punishment for the New Yark attack and that was all, oh she hit thor too for not stopping by last time he was on earth, and selvig was acting crazy (but wasnt really)
      nothing there really made use of the ties to avengers either, possible exception being the stones which moved the stone plot for Avengers 3 ever so slightly forward from the thanos turn and smile

      • “there is a difference between name dropping a thing here and there and actually making use of the ties to the franchise”

        Kind of like how AoS tends to name drop every single episode, usually in one solitary line of dialogue, but has yet to actually show any real ties (at least up until Sif’s upcoming appearance).

    • I think you should rewatch Iron Man 2, the on where SHIELD is all up in Stark’s business. The one where a SHIELD agent is planted to work with him…

      In the followup the stakes are raised with terrorism and a president’s kidnapping an there’s no SHIELD to be found. That’s what severing ties does.

  12. Fury might fake his death and go under ground. Maybe in preparation for Civil War? If he didn’t agree with the government, and they were gonna make him shut up; disappearing and going rouge could be his best bet.

    • thats what i’m thinking also….off the grid to sniff out Black Wi…i mean Hydra

  13. With the first artist’s conception of Fury standing underneath what appears to be a Heli-Carrier he looks like his halo is a bit crooked…

  14. Thank You for adding a potential spoiler alert in the main title. I skipped the article and other comments. I really want to go into this movie spoiler free. Thanks again.

  15. Oh I remember! This movie features the same tone that was showned in the Avengers melancholic deleted scene with the Cap. Nice.

  16. hes obviously not really going to die, they wouldn’t have put it in the trailer if that was the case. its obvious

  17. Marvel wouldn’t include that big of a spoiler in a trailer. It’s more likely that they’ve included that phrase in the trailer to throw people off what actually happens.

  18. I just posted a comment that said added a black instead of added a black guy. Can we get an edit button on here lol. $hit.

    • - Wrong forum

  19. Robert Redford died…And the personal statement was for him finding out the winter soldier is BUCKY

  20. They wont kill fury. Heck they didnt kill coulson

  21. Fury aint gonna die. It’s just a trick by Marvel like they showed Pepper will become Iron Lady in a TV spot

    • Yeah, we assumed she’d end up in her Rescue armor but it turned out not to be the case.

  22. True story Arun. Fury’s death would have been great but the fact they teased it in a tv spot is enough for me to believe it wont happen 100%

  23. Why are they always gratuitously removing the characters masks? It’s not even like Caps keeps him from being able to emote.

  24. I did not read this article and I’ll do my best.. (block my ears, close my eyes, say blah blah blah) … when at trailer comes on. I thought the earlier trailer showed me much more than I wanted to see.

  25. He’s the only black guy besides newbie Falcon. No way he dies.

    • after getting eating by a shark and having his arm chopped off in star wars I doubt Jackson will continue to play the black guy that dies so unexpectedly.

  26. Fury will come back…there is no way they will miss the scene where he shows up in his black coat while the Serpent Society is attacking and he screams “Enough is enough! I have had it with these mother f*****g snakes on this mother f*****g Helicarrier!

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  28. I think you guys are making a big deal out of this, Rob (and team?). After watching the tv spot, I didn’t come even close, to the conclusion that Nick Fury is going to die. And besides, I don’t think Marvel’s marketing team would stupidly give away such a big spoiler (if he actually is gonna die).

    • Or that they would let him die. They will want Fury around for Age of Ultron.

  29. IMO it’s reasonable to assume, based on old thrillers, that if Fury is supposed to be under the sheet his death is being faked. He does appear in future movies and it seems nonsensical to reveal such a large impact death in a commercial. Faking his death can be advantageous in getting a villain to reveal themselves.