‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’: Chris Evans marches into D23

Aug. 10, 2013 | 1:55 p.m.
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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, left, and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Chris Evans on stage during Walt Disney Studios' D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 10, 2013. (Todd Wawrychuk / D23 Expo)

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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, left, and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Chris Evans on stage during Walt Disney Studios' D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 10, 2013. (Todd Wawrychuk / D23 Expo)

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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, left, and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Chris Evans on stage during Walt Disney Studios' D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 10, 2013. (Todd Wawrychuk / D23 Expo)

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" star Chris Evans on stage during Walt Disney Studios' D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 10, 2013. (Todd Wawrychuk / D23 Expo)

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" actor Anthony Mackie on stage during Walt Disney Studios' D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 10, 2013. (Todd Wawrychuk / D23 Expo)

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" star Chris Evans on stage during Walt Disney Studios' D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 10, 2013. (Todd Wawrychuk / D23 Expo)

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" actor Sebastian Stan on stage during Walt Disney Studios' D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 10, 2013. (Todd Wawrychuk / D23 Expo)

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" actor Anthony Mackie on stage during Walt Disney Studios' D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 10, 2013. (Todd Wawrychuk / D23 Expo)

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" actor Anthony Mackie on stage during Walt Disney Studios' D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 10, 2013. (Todd Wawrychuk / D23 Expo)

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” stars Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan took the D23 stage Saturday morning to promote the sequel, one of several Marvel titles — including “Thor: The Dark World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” — to be touted at the Anaheim expo.

The stars were joined on stage by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who caught the audience up on Stan’s character, Bucky Barnes. Steve Rogers’ best friend appeared to fall to his death in 2011′s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” but, of course, he returns in a much different incarnation in the sequel.

“I guess you saw him crashing down into the mountains, but funny enough, he found his way back,” Stan joked.

No spoilers here. Feige has said that Bucky’s role in the film will adhere closely to Ed Brubaker’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” comic book story line. The footage screened at D23 and at Comic-Con showed the character picking up the Cap’s iconic shield.

Mackie, of course, plays Falcon, the first African American superhero in mainstream comics. (Falcon, introduced in 1969, was preceded by Black Panther in 1966, but Panther was African, not African American.) Mackie’s winged costume was shown off in footage from the film — much of it the same as that screened last month at Comic-Con International, including the brutal fight scene in an elevator in which Cap takes down a host of assailants with Jason Bourne-style efficiency.

Feige also introduced a new clip that played up the banter between Cap and Black Widow, with Scarlett Johannson’s character teasing Evans about his personal life, even as they embark on a raid on what appeared to be an aircraft carrier.

“Doing anything fun Saturday?” Widow asks.

“All the guys from my barbershop quartet are dead,” Cap quips.

Evans said the film would continue to explore Steve’s tricky adjustment to the modern world after his 65 years frozen in the Arctic, though the sequel will have a decidedly more political bent.

“He’s still trying to acclimate,” Evans told the D23 audience. “It’s more about trying to get used to the way the world is now in terms of society and politics.”

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

Chris Evans on the set of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” (Marvel)

“Winter Soldier,” from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also wrote the first film, also features Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Robert Redford as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In March, Redford said he took the role “because it’s different.”

“I like the idea of stepping into new territory,” Redford said. “I’m excited by it. I also think it’s a good bunch of people who really know what they’re doing.”

At D23, Feige also screened the same early footage from “Guardians of the Galaxy” that was seen at Comic-Con. The scenes showed Chris Pratt’s sarcastic Star Lord getting into some trouble and John C. Reilly’s Rhomann Dey introducing the rest of the gang, including Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Racoon and Groot, all standing in a police — um, Nova Corps — lineup.

At the conclusion of the Marvel portion of D23′s live-action presentation, Feige presented the Comic-Con teaser for “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron,” in which lines of dialogue from the first film could be heard as the camera gradually revealed the metallic head of the villain Ultron.

The weekend-long D23 expo kicked off Friday at the Anaheim Convention Center, with programming focused around Disney’s upcoming animated ventures. Saturday’s presentation emphasized news from the live-action side of the slate, with titles including Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland” and the upcoming sequel “Muppets Most Wanted” being touted from the stage.

Which Marvel film are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments.

– Gina McIntyre | @LATherocomplex

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2 Responses to ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’: Chris Evans marches into D23

  1. MarcusStrong85 says:

    GO CAPT!

  2. RRA says:

    That quartet line is actually funny.

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