New ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Magazine Covers

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The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which picks up in real-time following Loki and the Chiaturi’s foiled invasion of Earth. Meanwhile, super-powered WWII-era soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) continues adjusting to life in the 21st century, battles a dangerous new enemy with ties to his past, and begins to question the inner-workings of the very organization that he works for (i.e. S.H.I.E.L.D.).

In addition to looking promising in trailer footage, The Winter Soldier is a key addition to the MCU for a couple of reasons – including (but not restricted to), how it may well potentially strength the connection between the Marvel TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the studio’s film releases, in addition to serving as the unofficial prologue to 2015′s The Avengers: Age of Ultron (given that the other remaining “Phase 2″ Marvel movie – Guardians of the Galaxy – is more self-contained in nature).

The Captain America sequel will be the third movie to feature Evans as the title character, as well as the third onscreen appearance for Scarlett Johansson as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. Presumably, you already know who the Winter Soldier is (as well as who’s playing the antagonist); otherwise, it might be best for you to stop reading now, since the following magazine covers reveal his face in full, alongside Evans and Johansson as their own costumed alter egos.

Check out those new Captain America: The Winter Soldier cast images, courtesy of Empire:


Sebastian Stan’s return as Bucky Barnes – “resurrected” from his apparent death in Captain America: The First Avenger as the cybernetically-enhanced Winter Soldier – will be a key factor in Steve Rogers’ character arc in the sequel no doubt, but his importance may extend beyond that. In more contemporary comic book lore, Bucky took up the Captain America mantle for a period of time, and Stan’s multi-picture deal with Marvel leaves room for such a development to take place in the movie-verse.

Of course, it may be that Bucky as the Winter Soldier will be important for other reasons – like, him having connections to another villain-type in the Avengers sequel?

The Captain America sequel is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, drawing from a script written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Thor: The Dark World). Chris Evans leads a cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Robert Redford, Toby Jones, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Maximiliano Hernandez and Georges St-Pierre.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in theaters on April 4th, 2014, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st, 2015, and Ant-Man on July 31, 2015.

Source: Empire

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  1. I don’t like captain america one bit… i hope the attention shifts to the halo universe and we see chief in battle… i have heard of some tv series in the making after that web series but i have not really seen any news about it lately…

    • then why in the hell are you reading the article if your gonna be a prick about it read news about halo not bash on cap?!

    • Yeaaaa, errrrrrr, how exactly do you make the nexus between Captain America and HALO ???

      What’s the connection?

      Do you know something the rest of the word doesn’t??

      Hmmmm? Are you threatening us?? !!!

      • Lol my thoughts exactly! Was not expecting that.

    • This is one of those rare times when you should keep your opinion to your self.

      • Well i am not a fan of american patriotism myself and chris evans has zero charisma. But i don’t know what halo has to do with this situation or are you referring to the upcoming episode 11 of the superpowered beatdown of cap vs chief?

        • I hope Cap breaks Master Chefs neck. Yes I said Chef.

          • not gonna happen as cheif is more skilled and stronger and better in every possible way(yes, even more heroic:D)

        • “Well i am not a fan of american patriotism myself”

          I sincerely hope you are not an American citizen. If not, then I understand. If you are, it is a sad testimony to today’s american culture.

          • oops… should have mentioned that:D… no i am not an american(actually of a country being tormented by the u.s of A)

            • You’re Swedish? (joke)

            • Tormented by the USA? So you are American then

            • Oh, now someone is daring to set foot where even Angels fear to tread! Don’t like American patriotism?! Well, I for one am probably more patriotic than most of thr people reading this put together, and for those who don’t like mom, apple pie, the girl next door and the flag, I am gonna sing “Yank My Doodle, It’s A Dandy” right in your ear!!!!!

            • @ Destiny, How is Master Chief better in every possible way? I would say they are both equally matched because both having healing factor, enhanced speed, stamina, quickness, and strength. As far as protection, Cap’s shield should protect him from most tech that Chief has.

              I think it will all come down to Master Chiefs weaponry vs Caps skills at hand to hand combat. If Cap can penetrate/disarm Chiefs armor cap should win. If Chief can disarm Caps shield, Chief wins.

              P.S., it would be interesting to know what country you are from. As a history teacher, I don’t see the U.S. tormenting any country. Maybe economically through North Korea and in some instances China.

              Any countries in the Middle East? I would say we are occupying those places to help those places gain the resources to fight back against terrorism and dictatorial/fascist regimes.

              I am not trying to argue because I do not know your personal experiences. I earnestly want to know. Like I said, I am a History teacher and it is always neat to hear first hand accounts of current events which I can use in my teachings.

  2. This is gonna be a pretty rockin’ sequel… I just hope they don’t kill off Cap in Age of Ultron. He has a trilogy to conclude!

  3. Cap’s costume looks awesome. I love that helmet. This is a significant improvement over the Avenger’s getup.

      • I am glad I am not the only one who thinks that Cap is wearing lipstick! Yeah, a little heavy on the makeup, eh?

  4. So… The winter solders identity is no longer being kept a secret? I know most comic fans already knew but after seeing the trailer it seemed like marvel was keeping it as a surprise… I guess not now that they have his face on the cover if a national magazine?

    • In the long trailer, there’s a pretty lengthy shot of his face and Sebastian Stan was out doing Comic Con and what-have-you. I mean, they subtitled the film “The Winter Soldier”; if anyone cares, all they have to do is look it up on the internet. So I don’t think they’ve ever tried to pretend they aren’t doing Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier. It’ll be a surprise for people who are more casual viewers/non-comic fans, but Marvel’s never really treated it as a secret.

  5. I hope they bring back his old uniform for Age of Ultron. This one sucks. Cap without his Red White and Blue? Guess they’re trying to appeal to an international audience… Might as well call him Captain Planet.

    • The new uniform is modelled on the one he wore in the comics while Bucky (as mentioned in the article) was the official Captain America. If you’ve seen the trailer, you should know that the original WWII uniform from the first film will return for the climax of this movie, much earlier than Age of Ultron.

      • Are you sure about that? I thought the scenes of his WWII uniform were supposed to be from “flashbacks”. They’ll obviously need to include more scenes of Bucky and Cap fighting side-by-side in the movie, after all. Still, I would love it if he’d duck the “dark and dreary” SHIELD suit in favor of the good ol’ red, white, and blue. It’s just more inspiring.

    • It’s supposed to signify that he’s working for SHIELD in, I assume, somewhat covert operations. The uniform he wears in AVENGERS is a public-facing uniform, designed to reassure a frightened and confused public that someone (i.e., America) is here to help. It’d be a little silly to wear it every day around the office. He’s still got a big ol’ flag strapped to his back in the form of his shield.

      I thought about this and you could argue that, of the five uniforms he’s had, he only had design input on one of ‘em and that was the WWII leathery thing. The RWB AVENGERS outfit is what a starstruck Coulson thinks Captain America should wear, not necessarily what Steve Rogers thinks Captain America should wear.

      • Very good and plausible explanations for what uniforms Cap wore at certain times. Bravo.

  6. I would like to see The Winter Soldier become USAgent.

  7. CA:TFA has become my favorite Phase 1 movie, even over Iron Man (just barely, and IM did set the tone for the whole MCU) and The Avengers (doesn’t hold up past the wow factor and multiple viewings as well as you’d think).

    Cap though has stood up and actually improved the more I watch. Great origin for Cap, economically told villain origin, deflating the jingoistic nature of the character in the Star-Spangled Man sequence without diminishing his earnestness or patriotism, using the Howling Commandos to inject some needed internationalism to represent the allied efforts of the war, I can go on and do… ask my wife.

    I think that this film had more to overcome and accomplish than any of the Phase one films, and a lot more than any CBM in recent memory (except Man of Steel, which dropped the ball with a thud) and the fact that it did so with such fun and deftness… well it speaks highly of the writers and Johnston that they were able to pull it off.

    My only complaint was it was a little too pat how they got him into the ice, but hey – small quibble in an otherwise elegant and skillfully crafted film.

    I’m so glad to see McFeely and Markus back behind the keyboard, and the Russo brother are a bit of an unknown going in, but by all appearances have got the spy thriller tone down. Oh, and Robert -freaking- Redford looks incredible as the heavy, and I can’t wait to see more of the “man out of his time” that I’m sure this film will nail.

    If I get even a hint of Robo-Zola I may very well spontaneously combust right there in the theater.

    Can you tell I’m excited?

    • As a non-American viewer, I agree that the Star Spangled Man sequence was the best part of the whole movie. Such a clever way to feature the classic costume, and such an entertaining satire of Cap standing for all-American values which, while earnestly and genuninely present within him, maybe weren’t quite as universal as the tale goes even at the time (politicians are just making him dance around for money, after all).

      I’m definitely looking forward to more smartly-handled political themes amidst Saturday-morning-cartoon action and entertainment in this sequel.

    • I also have noticed that every time I watch CA:TFA, I like it more. To me, that speaks well to a film’s quality, entertainment value aside.

      • Lol… Yes cause lasers in WWII movie is sooo awesome…not. The movie was very bad IMHO.

        • Way to rock the “humble” there.

          • H is honest, ass…

            • Well, actually, the “H” stands for “Humble”… if you meant it as “Honest”, you should use another acronym. Though “Honest” can be used, it’s done so at the expense of a much older phrase.

  8. I hope iron man shows up and saves the day, Captain america sucks

  9. I’m glad they have the ears sticking out like in the comic books!!!

    • If President Obama played the part and had his big flapping ears sticking out, he would be mistaken for Falcon with a huge pair of wings on his head!

  10. Have high hopes for this one.

    Thor 2 was OK, but not that great, so I’m looking for this one to knock it out of the park.

  11. I still like Caps WW2 Helmet better. Can’t wait for this movie though.

    • Everything about Caps WWII Outfit seemed better IMO. His uniform just seemed better made. But I guess it is true what They say “they dont make em like they use to”

  12. I can’t wait, this is going to be awesome.

    • Wait… YOU like Captain America!?!?!?

      Suddenly I want absolutely nothing to do with it. Captain America? Gross!

  13. Can someone explain to me how in the hell Captain America sucks?

    • With his mouth?

      • Lol good response

    • With his standard-issue vacuum cleaner, I would guess.

      Or a straw. GI Straw. Freedom Straw!

  14. Wow, can’t believe all the hatred towards this guy and some of the lack of moderation. Wish there was an internet equivalent for you must be this tall to ride this roller coaster but one for intelligence.

    Also, please stop feeding trolls. They’re like weeds; if you keep feeding them, they only grow stronger and more vexing. Just do not respond to them. You’re not helping by responding. I know my comment is hypocritical in that aspect but felt it needed to be said.

    As for the movie, I really really really really hope they don’t turn this into an action/comedy flick along the lines of Iron Man 3 and Loki: The Dark World. Yes, that wasn’t an error; it’s what I meant. Some people will understand.

    • Well said about the trolling mechanics.

      Regarding the last part, you could almost say Darcy: The Dark World, eh?

  15. Who cares about Cap’s new costume when hot new-looking Widow is peeking like that.

    • @Starkey

      100% agree.

      Scarlett is hot as ever and makes me want to now see a solo Widow movie.

  16. So what do you think Batman’s new suit will look like… oh wait..

  17. This new outfit is supposed to be based on the Secret Avengers Captain America.

    Either way, I like this look. I do hope that they show flashbacks with he and Bucky fighting side by side.

    They didn’t do enough of that in the first movie to establish their friendship

  18. These movies do not want to strengthen ties to Agents of Shield. For goodness sake lets just pretend that tv show never happened.

  19. Hopes he wears the costume a “a lot “.

  20. I’m really hoping for a cameo of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Black Panther or someone who hasn’t been part of Phase 2 but is planned down the pipeline.