New ‘Captain America 2′ Preview and ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ TV Spot

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You may be one of those fans who wishes that Marvel Studios held the rights to all its superhero properties, but it is only because of the fact that multiple studios house certain characters that we now can enjoy a 2014 spring/summer season that is filled with Marvel characters both familiar and new to moviegoers.

Indeed, it seems that every day one of the “big four” of 2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy - are making headlines in an attempt to sell their movie as the best superhero experience. But as you can tell from today’s new Captain America 2 featurette and a new international Amazing Spider-Man 2 TV spot, this year’s lineup of Marvel movies aren’t going to be cookie-cutter clones of one another. On the contrary: they could be vastly different in the best possible way.


(Admittedly, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 TV spot above is pretty much just a condensed rehash of the most recent trailers. But then again – we’ve seen enough potentially spoilerish material from this film already.)

Clearly Winter Soldier and Amazing Spider-Man 2 are the pair we know the most about at this point (almost too much) - Guardians and X-Men have yet to show a lot of footage. Even only having half the discussion it’s clear from the videos above that Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going for a more pulpy, comic book fun feel (with serious elements peppered in); meanwhile, Captain America 2 looks like a darker, more serious political thriller-type film (with comic book elements peppered in).

Captain America The Winter Soldier Official Photo Bucky punching Shield 1024x428 New Captain America 2 Preview and Amazing Spider Man 2 TV Spot

Marvel Studios in particular is pushing hard into a new phase of “genre-blending” comic book movies. The political thrills of Cap 2, the Star Wars space adventure of Guardians - these films could earn prestige and respect from a whole new audience by the time summer is done. Meanwhile, Sony is going with a “go bigger or go home,” approach, blowing their Spider-Man franchise open into a whole cinematic universe, where even villains will headline spin-off film installments.

Amazing Spider Man International Posters New Captain America 2 Preview and Amazing Spider Man 2 TV Spot

Typically, I’m tempted to instigate “which approach will be better” debates, but today I’m more positive; if variety is the spice of life then I’m happy we’re getting different flavors of superhero films – and from the looks of it, the experience will be better than the last “big four” superhero movie marathon (2011 with Thor, Captain America: The First AvengerX-Men: First Class - and that Green Lantern movie I vaguely remember…).


Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be in theaters on April 4, 2014.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be in theaters on May 2, 2014.

Sources: Marvel Entertainment

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  1. That picture of the Goblin behind Electro looks more “Goblin-y” than the trailers. The nose is more defined. Maybe Harry is a full blown Goblin by the end.

    • Here’s hoping. That whole Troll Doll look is just abit silly imo

  2. Can’t wait for Cap! It’s also the 2nd longest movie after The Avengers, which is not a surprised considering the rumor that says this is basically Age of Ultron part I. I’m really intrigued to what will happen to certain characters in this movie, only around a month away for the answer…

    On a side note, Marvel Studio’s Phase 2 feels like a ‘deceiving’ or ‘misleading’ Phase to me. The trailers seemed to hint something (for example, Mandarin, Loki), but in the end they were only there to eject a surprising twist, so I think something is gonna happen in Winter Soldier that the general audience has suspected as well. Beside that, this phase also feels darker with ‘death’ lurking around trying to (and sometimes succeeded in, or faked out) stealing the lives of major characters, so let’s just prepare for that one too.

    As for Spidey… I’ll wait for the home video instead ;)

    • …that the general audience has *NOT suspected as well…

    • I always skip the theater experience, and just buy the DVDs instead. Much cheaper, since i know I am gonna buy them anyways, so I save on theater rates. Just takes a bit of fortitude and patience to wait a little longer to see the full thing.

  3. Good to see Captain America take on corruption in Washington.

  4. I still cannot believe how great Winter Soldiers arm looks.

    I wish Colossus body was done in the same way. (segmented looking parts) Instead he looks like a T-1000 rip off.

    Also what console is that Spiderman game for :P

  5. Conspiracy theories, huh? Well who the hell would know about that sort of thing?

    • Americans.

  6. Definitely can’t wait for captain America the winter soldier as it looks like it has the potential to be marvel’s best movie to date. Gotta admit Amazing Spiderman 2 is getting my attention a lot more but I gotta close with this question –WHEN THE HELL IS J JOHNAH JAMESON GONNA SHOW UP?!?

  7. These two movies remain tied for me in terms of my anticipation for this year, with GotG following distantly behind. I like the seemingly darker, more serious tone of Cap2 and the same (with a “comic-booky” air to it) for ASM2. GotG looks like it will be a frothy, fun movie with which to entertain myself one Saturday afternoon.

  8. That bionic arm on Winter Soldier doesn’t look like it would work mechanically but man they made it look cool as hell, and still faithful to they way comics love to draw metal appendages. I wish Collosus would look more like this than liquid metal.

  9. I’m looking forward to see Captain America 2. I thought I wouldn’t enjoy the first Captain America movie but it turned out to be the only movie of the Phase 1 films I did actually like, so I’ll definitely be seeing the sequel in theaters.

    • You didn’t like Thor? Why not?

    • How did you not like Iron Man? That’s still widely considered to be one of the best superhero films of all time.

      • Personally I don’t rate Iron Man that highly. This is mainly due to RDJ. The film may as well be “Iron Man IS Robert Downey JR… starring Robert Downey JR AS Robert Downey JR” UGH! Thankfully The Avengers was done well enough so I could stand Iron Man. Thor is my favourite Phase One movie by a million miles.

        Looking forward to Cap 2 and Spidey 2 though, hoping they will both be as good as they look!

  10. Captain America 2 looks like it could be the greatest comic book movie to date, imo. I could not be more excited for this movie.

    Spiderman 2 looks better than the first outing, filming in NY state instead of LA was a good call.

  11. Is it just me or is Winter Soldier stealing every trailer he shows up in? Like, Cap and Widow and Falcon are all nice and fine, but man, those scenes with Bucky are soo well shot.

      • That fight was legit.

  12. Going to see the amazing spider man 2 may 2 I’m excited about because spider man is my favorite superhero in the world and Peter Parker is spider man. I don’t like captain America because I don’t like his shield as a weapon and captain America is trying to get his fans to do the pledge of an American flag.

    I wish I can meet spider man because he’s my hero.

    Thank you,

    Brenden Franklin

  13. if Captain America was a real person do you think he would get smoked by a drone?