There are five Marvel Comics adaptations hitting theaters in 2014 and the first of them is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Serving not only as the bridge film between The Avengers and next summer’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Captain America sequel also represents the first theatrical release by Marvel Studios to test out a spring release date.
With Captain America 2’s April release fast approaching (March in the UK), Disney and Marvel are taking to the Super Bowl to launch their second trailer for the film, and have teased the event with new character posters and photos. The first Winter Soldier trailer set a high bar as one of the best to come out from the studio and the latest footage maintains that high bar.
WATCH: The Actual shorter TV spot that aired during the Super Bowl:
The Super Bowl trailer does give a good look at Falcon’s jetpack wing suit and features The Winter Soldier and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) about to face off.
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The UK version features Steve Rogers sans the helm:
Not unlike Thor: The Dark World testing the fall in November 2013 and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy trying a late summer August date, Disney is taking advantage of their first wave Marvel Studios sequels (Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe) to spread their wings and seek success outside of the traditional blockbuster season, leaving the key May release dates for the Marvel movies by rival studios Fox and Sony for X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, respectively.
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: The Winter Soldier releases on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.
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