Captain America: The Winter Soldier might technically be a standalone movie for the first Avenger, but that doesn't mean that he's the only superhero in it - or even the only Avenger. While Thor and Tony Stark have been off on their own adventures since deflecting the attack on New York, Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff have remained in the ranks of SHIELD as highly effective agents, and in The Winter Soldier they are joined by Sam Wilson AKA Falcon.
Anthony Mackie has said that Black Widow and Falcon are not Captain America's sidekicks, but that the three of them instead have a very solid working relationship, each with their own individual skill sets. Since The Winter Soldier will be Sam Wilson's first outing in the Marvel cinematic universe, the studio has released a new featurette, introducing the character to audiences who might not be familiar with the comics.
It's an exciting look at the movie with some behind-the-scenes footage of Mackie in his specially-designed flight suit, but a lot of Marvel fans are probably already at maximum hype potential for The Winter Soldier. Early buzz from screenings has been overwhelmingly positive, with a lot of people saying that it's one of the best Marvel movies so far.
For those who enjoy the movie so much that they want it immortalized on their walls, ComingSoon has revealed some new stylized character posters in black and red. Check them out below.
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The posters look not unlike comic book covers, but so far Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been described more as a political thriller than a superhero movie. Mackie even says as much in the Falcon featurette, calling it a "character-driven action movie."
Considering how useful it is to have a guy around who can fly and fire a gun at the same time, it's likely that Sam Wilson could become a recurring character in the Marvel movies. Who knows, maybe he'll even end up with an Agents of SHIELD guest appearance down the line.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in theaters on April 4, 2014.