‘Captain America’: Cap, Widow, Falcon in action in ‘Winter Soldier’ ad

Feb. 02, 2014 | 4:15 p.m.
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Chris Evans, left, as Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson (Falcon) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America), left, and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Marvel)

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Marvel)

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Marvel)

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Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, left, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Marvel)

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Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce, left, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce, left, and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Brock Rumlow (Frank Grillo) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America) in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Directors Anthony Russo, left, and Joe Russo on the set of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Marvel)

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Chris Evans on the set of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

Steve Rogers gains a clearer understanding of the threat he’s up against in the new trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which debuted Sunday during the Super Bowl.

The clip promoting the April 4 release had a recognizably melancholy tone as Chris Evans’ patriotic hero grapples with the moral ambiguities of the modern age — a theme the actor said will dominate the Marvel sequel — even as he engages in serious battle with the help of Anthony Mackie’s Falcon and Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, or Black Widow.

“For Steve, it’s about what is right,” Evans said in an interview with Hero Complex. “He’s relatively acclimated to the modern day — it’s not tech shock anymore, he’s not just like, ‘What’s a cellphone?’ It’s more about, given his situation, given the company he works for, what are we doing that’s the right thing? How much privacy, civil liberties are we willing to compromise for security? It’s pretty crazy how relevant it is right now.”

Set after the events depicted in 2012′s “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” sees Evans’ hero having remained in the employ of S.H.I.E.L.D., occasionally teaming with Black Widow on key missions. Yet even as he bonds with a military man named Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Cap finds himself with few people he can trust as his past quite literally comes back to haunt him in the form of a close friend turned enemy.

It’s that enemy that Black Widow describes as the beginning of the new trailer, saying, “Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists. The ones that do call him ‘The Winter Soldier.’ He’s a ghost. You’ll never find him.”

MORE: From the set of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Steve doesn’t have to look too hard — Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier turns up in D.C., causing havoc in the streets and even endangering Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

Using movies such as Robert Redford’s “Three Days of the Condor” as creative guides (Redford appears in “Winter Soldier” as high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. official Alexander Pierce), directors Joe and Anthony Russo said they aimed to essentially place Steve Rogers inside his own political thriller. Marrying two seemingly disparate film genres was deeply appealing.

“We’ve always looked at that as a road to how you find freshness in storytelling,” Joe Russo told Hero Complex. “Bringing together incongruous elements and figuring out how do they mix and what do they make when you put them together.” (Things appear to have worked out well for the directing team — word surfaced this week that Marvel is reportedly planning to bring them back to direct another “Cap” movie.)

Are you excited for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”? What do you think of the new trailer? Let us know in the comments section.

– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex

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One Response to ‘Captain America’: Cap, Widow, Falcon in action in ‘Winter Soldier’ ad

  1. Big Pun says:

    Whoa! Looks intense! Think I may like this one better than the 1st Capt. America movie!!

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