‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Trailer: Politics, Thrills & Cool New Characters

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 17th, 2014 at 9:31 pm,

Being a fish out of water as a legendary World War II soldier frozen in ice for 70 years is one thing, but waking up to immediately becoming a world-famous hero of the modern era and not knowing who to trust – as what little you know comes crumbling down around you –  is another entirely. Poor Steve Rogers has not had an easy time as Captain America and it’s only going to get worse when a friend from the past returns as a foe of the present in the film’s sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Building off of the new poster and teaser footage, the first full-length trailer for Captain America 2 raises the stakes for its titular hero – and the franchise – while successfully proving that Marvel Studios and directors (and brothers) Anthony and Joe Russo have crafted something not only intentionally different than its predecessors, but vastly larger in terms of scale and scope. The action sequences alone are giving the biggest battles of The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World a run for their money.

The themes of the Captain America 2, previously described as a “political thriller” by Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, are very evident in the teaser trailer and fans – much like the characters on screen – don’t know who to trust. That’s part of the moral dilemma for Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), who’s seen questioning S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) while the secretive organization he works for is torn apart, possibly from the inside. We see Rogers having to fight off his own people in the infamous elevator sequence that played well at Comic-Con, a S.H.I.E.L.D. Quinjet attacking Rogers and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and the most shocking of all -a shot of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier (or at least one of them) from The Avengers crashing and burning.

There’s also the history between spy Black Widow and the brainwashed Bucky Barnes – aka The Winter Soldier – which will play into the story, along with the introduction of Robert Redford’s mysterious new authority figure. Marvel Comics readers will note the classic S.H.I.E.L.D. logo, seemingly from the office of Robert Redford’s Alexander Pierce character.

Official Captain America: The Winter Soldier synopsis:

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “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—the Winter Soldier.

Captain America 2 The Winter Soldier Trailer Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer: Politics, Thrills & Cool New Characters

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 JonesAnthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Maximiliano Hernandez and Georges St-Pierre.


SEE ALSO: Winter Soldier Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Connection


Iron Man 3 is now available on home video. Thor: The Dark World releases on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 31, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. Yey the big cumbersome flying ship is destroyed…

  2. Video isn’t working for me, so I’ve quickly ran off to YouTube.

    Even without sound (stoopid work ‘puta) this looks awesome, check it out tonight WITH sound at home, through my PS3 on my TELLY :)

    Looks like some SHIELD infighting, secret organisations, pfff just can’t get along can they.

  3. I was pretty impressed!
    It will be a political thriller, sweet.

    Out of entire Marvel film series: Iron Man, IM2, Thor, CA, IM3, and The Avengers, I only really, truly enjoyed Iron Man, Captain America and The Avengers.

    I am glad to see that this may keep with traditions. Go Cap

  4. looks like cap will gonna kick so much ass that proven that he was a great fighter & a leader!! go cap!!

  5. This looks (A)mazing.

  6. looks freakin awesome!

  7. I love all the Marvel movies! Starting with Blade and going forward. I can not wait for this to come out in theaters! Super excited!

  8. Now this is how Agents of SHIELD is supposed to be portrayed. Too bad the budget won’t allow CGI to be that cool. This is bad ass.

  9. Looks good. But the pathologically talentless and annoying Johan$$en sounds like a special-ed version of the Kardashians, complete with that trendy chick-speak death-rattle upward-inflected vocal thing that passes as… an acting choice, i guess.. With all the amazing actresses in LA, why is this hack still front & center?

    • I have a friend, just one, who shares your opinion of Johannsson. I’ve been a fan since Lost in Translation. And really, she plays a good Black Widow. Playfully, I challenge said friend sometimes to illustrate how Johannsson sucks so bad without using schoolyard insults and jokey rants disguised as legitimate analysis and criticism, particularly how she somehow sucks in the Marvel films. Unsurprisingly, the friend fails every time.

    • You dude, are a gigantic dou**ebag. You can have your opinion, I won’t discourage you that but the words you’ve used to express them are dou**ey in my opinion.

    • I loved her in The Island. The qualities you describe here worked for her instead of against her in that movie.

    • You do realise there are people that actually talk like that, right? Especially Australians.

      • Some Irish accents also use an upward-inflection at the end of sentences. Like they’re asking a question but without a question mark.

  10. I love this trailer the movie really looks great can’t wait to take a look. I wonder what Batroc looks like, did any of you see him in the trailer I don’t think he was.

  11. Looks way better then the upcoming thor movie.

  12. Just saw the trailer. Wow!! In my opinion the first Captain America movie was the best pre-Avengers movie. It had the best blend of story and action as well as the most “fleshed-out” lead character of

  13. Captain America was underrated, though it did have pacing issues as a result of making him a one man show at the end. The ending was snoozer compared to the rest of the movie because in the beginning he was fighting along side other people, and that’s what makes Captain America great.

    They are going to kill this franchise if they try to turn the Cap into a stand alone action hero.

  14. Woo Hoo ! Go Cap !