March 06, 2014 | 1:14 p.m.
Chris Evans’ patriotic Steve Rogers is taking down bad guys on the high seas in a new four-minute clip from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the latest Marvel sequel due in theaters April 4. The film teams up Cap with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow on key missions, including the one highlighted in the footage from the new movie, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. 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. 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. Although earlier trailers have played up the movie’s showstopping action […]
March 04, 2014 | 3:53 p.m.
“The price of freedom is high, and it’s a price I’m willing to pay.” So says super patriot Steve Rogers in a new trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the latest Marvel sequel starring Chris Evans as the red-white-and-true-blue hero. The clip promoting the April 4 release showcased some of the movie’s showstopping action — car crashes, shootouts, massive demolition — though the actor has pointed out that this time around, Cap will be grappling not just with a lethal threat in the form of the titular villain, but also the moral ambiguities of the modern age. “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 […]
Feb. 02, 2014 | 4:15 p.m.
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 […]
Jan. 31, 2014 | 9:27 a.m.
An action-packed new teaser for the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Super Bowl spot debuted Friday, featuring stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie in full on action movie mode. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” arrives with the promise of bringing to the screen the famous 2005 comic book storyline by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting that inspired the name of the Marvel sequel, and the new film certainly will feel like a departure from Joe Johnston’s 2011 hit “Captain America: The First Avenger,” with its World War II-era focus that chronicled the beginning of Steve Rogers’ transformation into the Marvel icon. The sequel, which is set after the events depicted in 2012′s “The Avengers,” sees Evans’ hero having remained in the employ of S.H.I.E.L.D., occasionally teaming with Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, or Black Widow, on key […]
Jan. 30, 2014 | 9:00 a.m.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” arrives in theaters April 4 with the promise of bringing to the screen the famous 2005 comic book storyline by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting that inspired the name of the Marvel sequel. Star Chris Evans and fraternal directing team Anthony and Joe Russo also looked back to certain cinematic landmarks to help bring a contemporary resonance to the superhero tale. Marvel “told us that they wanted to do a ’70s thriller, and we grew up on ’70s thrillers,” Joe Russo said in an interview with Hero Complex last year. “We’ve seen ‘The French Connection’ 50 times, studied it frame by frame.” Although Anthony and Joe Russo are best known to a certain swath of fans for their groundbreaking work on the subversive cult comedies “Community” and “Arrested Development,” they were able to […]
Jan. 10, 2014 | 10:05 a.m.
Among the massive metal containers that lined the scorched asphalt of a Carson shipping yard, directors Joe and Anthony Russo sheltered beneath a portable canopy while Captain America and the Falcon battled one seriously amped-up adversary in the relentless July heat. The trio punched, ducked and dodged blows until the forthright hero, star-spangled shield in hand, took a hit and tumbled over a thin metal rail, falling several stories to the ground. The filmmakers called “Cut,” actor Anthony Mackie called for an umbrella, and stunt man Sam Hargrave stood up from the mats that helped him land safely, mopping sweat from his brow as he prepared to do the scene once more. He was aiming for a slightly different trajectory on the next descent, hoping that when audiences watched the epic fight that concludes “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the […]
Jan. 03, 2014 | 8:00 a.m.
2013 might have been a superb year for fans of genre entertainment, but 2014 doesn’t look too shabby when it comes to interesting fare arriving at the multiplex. Filmmakers are tackling original, high concept sci-fi tales in major studio releases, and a myriad of fan-favorite characters — including Kermit the Frog and Katniss Everdeen — are returning to the screen for new adventures. Following are the Hero Complex picks for some of the most anticipated new films of the year. Let us know which movies you’re most excited to see in the comments section below. RoboCop: Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 satire about a police man remade as law enforcement machine gets a sleek update from Brazilian filmmaker Jose Padilha with actor Joel Kinnaman starring as Alex Murphy, a futuristic Detroit cop who finds himself encased in metal after being critically injured […]
Oct. 24, 2013 | 10:16 a.m.
A new trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers caught in a web of intrigue. The much-hyped trailer was slated to be released on iTunes on Thursday morning, but after technical difficulties on that site, many fans turned to the British version found on MarvelUK’s YouTube channel. That trailer (watch it below) runs 2½ minutes and teases plenty of action, conspiracy and clever banter between Captain America and his S.H.I.E.L.D. colleagues, with a smattering of the previously released Comic-Con International and D23 footage. The trailer opens mid-air, with the Cap (Chris Evans) and Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), aboard a jet. “Do anything fun Saturday night?” Widow asks. “Well, all the guys in my barbershop quartet are dead, so, no, not really,” Cap quips before jumping off the plane without a parachute. The trailer features a glimpse […]
Oct. 23, 2013 | 1:41 p.m.
The first trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is slated for release tomorrow morning, but Marvel’s amping up the hype with a teaser video. That’s right — a teaser for a trailer. The 10-second video, released Wednesday, packs in a lot of action. The clip features Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, shield in hand, as well as what appears to be the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier preparing for launch, a view of Washington, D.C., Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, some exploding cars, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow), Steve Rogers in civilian clothes hurdling some desks and Steve in his Cap gear, slamming his shield down on what might be another person. The full “Winter Soldier” trailer is scheduled to debut at 9 a.m. PDT Thursday on iTunes trailers. The video clip (watch it above) follows yesterday’s release […]
Oct. 22, 2013 | 12:28 p.m.
A new movie poster for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was released Tuesday, and the film’s first teaser trailer is on its way. The poster shows Chris Evans as the Cap in what appears to be the cargo hold of a S.H.I.E.L.D. plane. In the distance is the agency’s helicarrier, which, as fans will remember, took quite a beating in “The Avengers.” Below is Washington, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument visible in the haze. The new poster is the second one released for the “Captain America” sequel; the first depicts a worn and paint-chipped version of the Cap’s shield. The new poster’s release precedes Thursday’s teaser trailer debut, slated for 9 a.m. PDT on iTunes trailers. The film, due out April 4, will adhere closely to Ed Brubaker’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” comic book story line, Marvel […]