‘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. That looks so much better than I was expecting!

    • It does look incredible, like an actual story worth telling.

    • Agreed. This most certainly looks like it will have a great story and a lot of great action to tie into it. The scene of Falcon shooting off the side of the ship looked incredible.

      • When they mentioned Falcon I wasn’t really interested but seeing him then as you said looked “incredible” Didn’t see Maria Hill in there?

        • Could care less about Maria Hill, TBO. The one who most certainly should be there and is not is Hawkeye.

          Regardless, this looks like it could be Marvel’s best to date.

          I pray to the comic gods that this trailer doesn’t turn out to be another IM 3 sham.

          Gonna take me awhile to get over that one…

          • I don’t either I just heard she was in it then didn’t see her in the trailer.

            I here what your saying about IM3, if that wasn’t a case of false advertising then I don’t know what is? Probably wouldn’t have minded (as much) had they not pushed it as a darker toned movie.

  2. Oh yeah and everyone who was complaining at me yesterday, multiple suits!

    • Don’t know if you’re referring to our conversation, but the trailer showed that the costume he wears while talking to Fury (as in the pic), is the same one as when he’s fighting the guards in the elevator (also one of the pics).

      There were multiple suits in the trailer (think I even saw TFA suit once or twice!), but those we discussed were definitely the same one.

      Just goes to show how much of an impact lighting can have. :)

      • I wasn’t but thanks for that anyway?

        • Haha, I wasn’t trying to be snobby or anything just now. Was just genuinely wondering if you meant the one where we talked in the OD :) Sorry about that.

          • No worries, some dude was posting everywhere I looked yesterday about Captain America suit’s and blah blah blah…

            I know what you mean about the lighting, even now some of the shots it definitely looks black and others it defiantly doesn’t!

  3. Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss

  4. Oh, and I almost forgot…


    • +1

  5. NICE!!

  6. wow Falcon looks dope

    • for real…the automatic hand guns. love when the guys are falling as they shoot…like that one shot of Hawkeye shooting the arrow as he falls in Avengers.

  7. wow that trailer looks freaking amazing. black falcon, ws, and stc. im geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. meh. nothing special.

    • +1

      • is it just me or are marvel fan boys sucking extra hard on this trailer?

        • its looks beastie. only a dc fan boy fool would think the way you do. I like both dc and marvel . I will never get a person like you in a million years.

          • what looks “beastie” about it? I seen nothing that gets me so excited that I would write exclamation points. some fighting scenes? some good CGI? Super hot chick? It looks like a generic blockbuster to me. Did Michael Bay make this?

            • so if you think that way then you must of hated mof and three tdk movies but loved green lantern.

              • mos not mof

                • @The Avenged, don’t bother dude. This guy is obviously trying to start something. No point in starting an argument when you could be busy watching that awesome trailer again! ;)

                  • third time watching it and am texting it to every one I know. 15 ppl say its raw so far.

                  • +1000

    • I’m DC through and through and I’ll admit that this trailer was beast. Hopefully it isn’t another IM3 bait and switch. I’ll be checking for this in the coming months.

  9. Sequel to my favorite marvel movie and superhero
    Can’t wait


  11. HOLY SH*T!!! FALCON LOOKS BADASS!!! WINTER SOLDIER IS WICKED!!! CAPTAIN AMERICA IS KICKING EVERYONES ASS!!! This looks epic. So much better that the first. And just what Cap needs. I liked First Avenger, but Cap has been underutilized since the beginning. I wished they would of shown Crossbones in costume and Batroc Leaper but man, this trailer was awesome. And Scarlet Johansson is a beautiful woman, and it sucks Hawkeye is not in this.

    • I wonder if the red skull is going to be in it as well. he is suppose to be in asgaurdian jail in thor 2

  12. Is the helicarrier going to get destroyed every time it appears? Because you’d think they’d eventually realized it’s just not practical.

    • Helicarriers going down is to the point of self paradoy in the comics.

    • Tell that to the government boys building Aircraft Carriers. Same difference.

      • So would you rather be on an aircraft carrier in the water or a Helicarrier in the air if the power goes out for twenty minutes?

    • What was originally said about battleships and submarines…

  13. Winter Soldier is Bucky right??

    • yep

    • yep. he is brain washed by #$%^&^%$. you will have to watch it to find out

    • No! It’s Peggy Carter!

      • That would have been better

      • +1000!

  14. look awesome

  15. I can’t wait to see this one.

  16. didn’t see cross bones in it . I wonder if the red skull is going to be in this or just in thor 2. He is too much of a bad ass to of just died in the first cap movie.

    • He’s there. He’s the dude who when asked about Cap taking a parachute in the beginning, says “nope. He didn’t.” Hey probably becomes “Crossbones” later in the film.

      • that’s cool. I really don’t know much about his back story. Im crossing my fingers that red skull is either in this one or cap 3. He needs more screen time then he has had so far. Im geeked that he is in thor 2 though

    • He’s in Thor 2?

      • I pretty sure he was in the jail with loki. not in the same cell but he was in it and sutur was in it too. I know there is a jail break sine so……..

        • What makes you think Red Skull was in the dungeon?

          Also, 0% chance Surtur was there either. Surtur is more powerful than Odin or Ymir, besides being 1000 feet tall. He’s too powerful to be captured + he wouldn’t fit.

          According to Marvel Studios folks they’re considering using Surtur for Thor 3 so that should be awesome.

  17. They should have went with Matt bomer for the falcon
    Who gives a f*ck if he’s white ?
    Race has nothing to do with the falcon and his origin !!!
    There are plenty of white pimp
    This is 2013 and marvel missed an opportunity to be more political correct
    A danmm shame

    • black falcon is beastie. My biggest problem with the black torch is the white iw. they should just change it so that sue and mr fantastic are brother and sister but keep their sexual relationship . that way the black torch could be down with all the inseast going on. heck we can make up a black sister for the torch who is called the human snow storm. she can turn into an ice storm just like the torch. iw and mf inseastual relationship could encourage the human torch and the human snow storm into an inseastual relationship as well. ben grim would be getting no action because he looked like a freak. that would be a better movie then the up coming ff reboot.

      • you need to use spell check more often, and stop being weird. smh.

    • Well, considering that Falcon was the first black superhero to not have ‘black’ in his name, it’s kind of important that he is black.

  18. Oh my god yes!!!

  19. Damn this movie look promising.!!!

  20. Weak Sauce. Almost put me to sleep

  21. This looks brilliant, I’m looking forward to this over Thor 2.

  22. The trailer was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
    Most anticipated movie in Phase 2 overall!!!

  23. HOLY s***!!! Finally it seems like Phase two is on it’s way after the head pounding failure of IM3

  24. This actually really looks really good. I was never a huge fan of Captain America but I’m starting to really take a liking to him just by this trailer. One thing I’m worried about is the trailer portraying the movie as a serious and dramatic one, only to watch the movie and find out it is far from it. Feige noting that’s it’s more of a political thriller definitely alleviates some of worries though.

    • what happens when ben kingsly comes back as the real mandrian given his powers magically . that would make im3 more bad ass. im3 was a good movie. everyone thought it would be a step up from the avengers movie but it wasn’t. It was still the best sups movie that came out this year so far

      • You’re not hard to please:)

        • that would be beastie. You got to know that in a movie the same thing that happens in the comic books wont happen in the movie. he signed on to do a couple more movies. Iron man 3 was still the best super movie so far this year. it was better then the wolverine and mos. Thor 2 looks like it will be the best out of this bunch. next year is going to be raw with this and gog. I don’t know witch one im more geeked to see

      • It would be kinda weird to change Mandarin’s powers to be magic-based, but they’ve changed other stuff in Marvel films & it’s worked before.

        • Um his powers r based on 10 rings with universal powers so ur misinformed…

          • That is correct. His powers are based on his rings.

            misinformed about what exactly?

  25. I hated the first one but this looks very good. It is just a trailer tho and idk if marvel will be sroxlomg with such a serious tone throughout the film. Ironman 3 looked equally as dramatic and it really didmt have it in the final product. We will see but this teaser very muchade me interested

    • I just looked up the Russo brothers’ past work and it seems as if they’re more comedy director’s than anything else. Directing episodes of Community to directing two comedy movies; You Me and Dupree and Welcome to Collinwood. Not sure we’ll be getting the dramatic approach for this one.

  26. If Red Skull pops up in Thor: The Dark World, I will lose my mind and nerdgasm all over the theater floor.

    • He isn’t though is he? I mean where has this rumor come from?

      • Until this comment thread I had no clue of the rumor. But if it does happen…DAMN!!!

        • I know Weaving said he signed a multiple film contract but didn’t want to do anymore films? unless they make him do it? if they did and he did more than one would that make him the first actor in 4 trilogy’s (assuming he’d be in 3 Cap films)

          Or of course they could just use someone else.

          • they could use someone else and just make that persons face be a mask. Now all we have to do is figure out how to make the red skull native American and we will be set

      • The reason people are always saying things about Red Skull being in Asgard is because the tesseract is an Asgardian device, and at the end of Cap 1 he was shot off into space by the tesseract.

        A lot of people seem to think it was Asgard in specific that he was sent to, but the scene just showed a window into space. The tesseract doesn’t only transport to/from Asgard, remember Loki used it to transport from wherever he was.

        I hope all that convoluted stuff made sense.

  27. looks lik old shield vs. new shield…Redford vs Fury

    • I’ll take 20 on Fury

  28. Can someone please legitimately show me why this trailer deserves so much praise? Is this not a transformers trailer? 1. Handsome Dude 2. Fighting Scenes 3. Super Hot Chick 4. Cool CGI 5. mysterious bad guy. I really don’t understand the undying love for this trailer. nothing shows me this is special. it looks just like a standard blockbuster.

    • Well I’m DC and I’m sold. So looking forward to this now. It’ll kick Iron Man 3′s ass

    • they didn’t even hint at the bad guy in this and only showed him in like a second of the trailer. a trailer is suppose to show you what the movie looks like with out giving away the plot of it. it looks like a bad ass movie to me. you must not like any movie then

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