Slipping the leash just before the next week’s release of Thor: The Dark World, the first trailer for the upcoming sequel looks the business. While Captain America: The First Avenger was a period piece and The Avengers worked a group dynamic, here we get too see Cap’s square-jawed idealism smack up against the murky realities of modern American foreign policy.
Winter Soldier seems to eschew the first film’s earnest, movie serial tone for a more muted palette, with Hollywood legend Robert Redford turning up to tell Cap what’s what in 21st century geopolitics and what seems to a secret cabal or full-on coup within the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D. But that doesn’t mean they’ve skimped on the action, as a cursory examination of the goddamn Helicarrier crashing to earth will attest. Plus we get Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, sporting artificial wings and blazing two guns, as you do.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Scarlett Johansen, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, hits Australian cinemas on April 3, 2014