‘Captain America 2′ & ‘Thor 2′ Images: Winter Soldier Revealed

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Phase Two of Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe is off to a flying start – commercially-speaking – with Iron Man 3, which has already made $1.15 billion at the worldwide box office. This bodes well for the second Marvel movie of 2013, Thor: The Dark World, which will be out later this year, and for next year’s sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Both movies, like Iron Man 3, are set in the aftermath of the events that took place in last year’s summer blockbuster team-up, The Avengers, which made $1.5 billion and was the highest-grossing film of 2012 at both the domestic and worldwide box offices. Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor both had more modest successes, but given how popular the Marvel brand is right now, there’s a good chance that their respective sequels will improve upon their predecessors’ performance.

A batch of new images from Thor: The Dark World have been released by Marvel, providing a high resolution look at Christopher Eccleston in the role of new villain Malekith the Accursed, as well as the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim who serve under him. They also show Chris Hemsworth as Thor in battle alongside Jaime Alexander’s Lady Sif, and there are also a couple of extra photos of Hemsworth between takes.


The Dark Elves look like an amalgamation of several different Doctor Who villains – something along the lines of Cybermen in the middle of through transforming into the Heavenly Host, with a little of the Weeping Angels thrown in. Mostly, though, they look like something that you definitely wouldn’t want to be invaded by, so we’d better hope that Thor, Jane and Loki can devise a plan to fight off Malekith and his brood.

These new images from Captain America: The Winter Soldier are a little less official, and were snapped candidly as the cast and crew shot exterior scenes in downtown Cleveland today.

Captain America 2 Set Photos Reveal Winter Soldier Captain America 2 & Thor 2 Images: Winter Soldier Revealed

Concept art from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

They include an impressive action shot of a black SUV being blown up, some rather tragic photos of crew members holding up “No pictures, please!” signs, and Sebastian Stan in costume as the Winter Soldier himself, A.K.A. Bucky Barnes.


Winter Soldier’s outfit looks pretty basic, as far as supervillain costumes go, and actually recalls the Green Goblin II’s costume – as worn by James Franco – from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Keen observers will also note that Bucky’s right hand is gloved, seemingly to hide his cybernetic arm. If you zoom in, his fingers even appear to be silver.

Of course, in the comics, Bucky had a cybernetic arm because he “died” in an explosion. In The First Avenger, he sort of just fell off a mountain. Perhaps he landed on his arm wrong?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier also stars Robert Redford as Agent Alexander Pierce, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Anthony Mackie as the flying, crime-fighting hero The Falcon (A.K.A. Sam T. Wilson). Unlike Thor: The Dark World, which looks like it will take place predominantly in Asgard, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is tied more closely to Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D. and earthbound troubles.

Let us know which of these movies you’re most excited for – and what your hopes are for Phase Two of the Marvel cinematic universe – in the comments.


Thor: The Dark World hits U.S. theaters on November 8th, 2013, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, 2014.

Source: Marvel & Cleveland.com

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  1. While the WS is a bit, meh for me….I’m much more disappointed in Malekith and his army. The face masks just look bad, who comes up with these craptastic designs??? (and who at Marvel keeps approving them for that matter). I’m also not keen on them reverting to the original Dark Elf look with normal skin tone, they should be a bluish purple color.

  2. Winter Soldier looks like a combo between Casey Jones and the New Goblin.

  3. Theses images are fantastic. Both of these movies are going to do very, very well.
    Thor 2 looks amazing, and from all the news articles and stories, Cap2 looks like it’s going to be very diffrent from Cap1.
    I can’t wait!!!

    • For God Sakes

      Stop drinking the Kool-Aid.

      • For God’s sakes, let him have his own opinion.

      • What did you expect from a guy naming himself Stark with a pic.

  4. In truth, yes the designs are not the best thing ever but maybe the actors themselves potraying these characters may do well. Why should we complain when we dont know anything about what they are going to do with them? Like all villains they appear as an obstacle for the hero to overcome, another stepping stone to the greater purpose of their stories. In Thor: The Dark World, Malekith says “What will you sacrifice for what you believe?” If you think for a while, Thor has an ultimatum. Rescue his friends on earth or protect his people on Asgard. That there is a very ideal storyline that will test Thor’s loyalty to the ones he cares for. I am sure that Malekith may put Thor to his limits and therefore be a good villain. As for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this is Cap’s journey through an unknown world, which is our present. Everything is different, people have advanced, and threats became much more worse. Just like Stark, Steve will realize that there are battles he cannot conquer. As said from stark himself, “You are a laboratory experiment Rogers. Everything special about you came from a bottle.” Its true. Think, when you come from a world where you fought simple terrorist orginizations to full-scale alien invasions, your just a fish out of water. Your all alone, no one you known before. With Bucky now being the Winter Soldier, he has pretty well no memory of his adventures with Cap, therefore he fights against him as an enemy. This here will most likely test Cap’s emotions as he is facing a dear friend of his, which may bring out another side we have not seen. All in all, these villains may not be visually appealing, but they may have potential. Just give them a chance. (And to note, just because Mandarin was a drunk act-oor, doesnt mean Winter Soldier is probably just a kid with anger issues or Malekith is a rogue Santa elf that lost his job and plans to destroy christmas. O.o)

  5. I dont know why they’re so against using the costumes. The WS looks like some ordinary punk. Give him his damn costume from the comics

    • Agree. I wonder if he`s gonna have the cybernetic arm

      • Not only does he have the cybernetic arm, he even has the Red Star on it.

  6. an insider friend of mine just showed me some cool set pieces from captain america 2 in an underground bunker/hospital and told me about the scene involving samuel jackson pretty banged up in a hospital bed and scarlet johanson limping in to see him. looks like some stuff is going to hit home with the shield crew for sure!!

  7. I’m cool with Winter Soldier looking the way he is, he’s supposed to be able to not bring too much attention to himself but once you you guys see him without the mask and his cybernetic arm, you’ll all be satisfied, it immediately makes him look 100% like the character. They needed to hide his face obviously for the shock value though. As far as Malekith and his army, the only thing that I don’t like is the fact that they seem to be only carrying “guns”. If they had swords and knives and possibly bows & arrows, it might have made them look more like elves. I actually like how the “Marauders” look better than I do the Dark Elves.

    One thing they better not do is have Malekith all “High-techy”. Malekith is one of the 9 Realms most formidable “Sorcerers”.

  8. Captian is looking cool..!!

  9. Jaimie Alexander for Wonder Woman!

  10. I have no idea at all about what and who is the winter soldier and what he is supposed to look like and what is his story…But I do think that Costume is Absolutely stunning! It has definitely caught my eye! Now, I am going to go and research! :D,