On the Marvel side of things, all eyes are fixed on Thor: The Dark World, as the cast and crew have been spending time in London in order to work the press circuit ahead of when the film hits the international market next week (before it bows in the U.S. on November 8th). However, there has never been any doubt that Marvel will attach the teaser trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier – the next movie installment in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic universe – to prints of The Dark World in theaters.

Sure enough, we now have confirmation from Marvel that the Captain America sequel’s teaser will drop online ahead of The Dark World hitting big screens around the world. This Thursday, to be exact, is when everyone who didn’t make it to the 2013 International Comic-Con will get their first sneak peek at Steve Roger’s new adventure; this time, set it a dark and dangerous place known as… the modern world.

In the meantime, we have a newly-unveiled Winter Soldier poster to help tide you over (and no, it doesn’t look like this… sadly). According to members of the Screen Rant staff who caught the Captain America sequel footage shown at Comic-Con earlier this year, directors Joe and Anthony Russo appear to have very much embraced the notion that The Winter Soldier is a political thriller presented through the superhero genre, in terms of how the action sequences are filmed and the general visual style. You get a similar vibe from the color choices and layout of the latest poster for the Cap sequel, which (to a degree) recall those used in the one-sheet for its fellow espionage thriller, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, as well as the posters for the Thor sequel.

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Similarly, it seems as though the script for The Winter Soldier – penned by Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor: The Dark World co-screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely – may go in depth, when it comes to exploring the dubious subterfuge and deception practiced by Steve Rogers’ superiors over at S.H.I.E.L.D. It should be all the more interesting to see what sort of compromises Rogers is willing (and not willing) to make, as he navigates a far more complicated world than the one he left behind; that is, when he’s not kicking butt alongside his partners-in-combat, Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow and Sam Wilson/The Falcon.

Indeed, Rogers may be in a very different place (emotionally speaking) by the time that The Winter Soldier picks up, seeing how the film is set two years after the events in The Avengers. In the meantime until that film hits theaters, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.EL.D. TV series will continue to bring to light what took place in the immediate aftermath of Manhattan being invaded by an alien army. That also means that we should soon be getting more information about what S.H.I.E.L.D. has been up to while Iron Man and Thor were out saving the world (again).

Check back on Thursday at 12 EST for the Captain America: The Winter Soldier teaser trailer premiere (and more) here at Screen Rant!

Thor: The Dark World opens in U.S. theaters on November 8th, 2013, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st, 2015, Ant-Man on July 31st, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017.