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 […]
Aug. 10, 2013 | 1:55 p.m.
“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 […]
July 09, 2013 | 11:00 a.m.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is one of two projects that Marvel will promote to the faithful next week at San Diego’s Comic-Con International. On Tuesday, Marvel revealed a teaser poster for the film, in which Chris Evans will reprise his title role from “Captain America: The First Avenger.” The image suggests that Cap might see some serious battle in the sequel, set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014. The film is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also wrote the first film. The movie is shooting in Los Angeles, Cleveland and Washington, D.C., and will feature Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, Robert Redford has joined the cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader of the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. In […]
April 08, 2013 | 9:01 a.m.
Cap is embarking on another solo adventure. Marvel Studios announced Monday that production is set to begin on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Chris Evans will reprise his title role from “Captain America: The First Avenger” in the sequel, which will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also wrote the first film. The film, set to shoot in Los Angeles, Cleveland and Washington, D.C., will also feature Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, Robert Redford has joined the cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. “I’m doing this film because it’s different. It’s a new thing for me,” Redford explained during a Q&A as part of the L.A. Times Indie Focus Screening Series. The Academy Award-winner was appearing […]
May 06, 2012 | 10:12 p.m.
Turns out Hulk isn’t the only one who can deliver a big green smash. Joss Whedon just scored a Galactus-sized success with “The Avengers,” which not only topped the “Harry Potter” single-weekend record, it made the once magical Hogwarts crowd seem like, well, schoolchildren waving sticks in the air. The sixth Marvel Studios release just completed the best opening weekend in movie history, earning $200.3 million at the domestic box office, an especially staggering number when you consider that previous mark by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2″ was $169.2-million. More than that, with all the sparkling reviews, director and co-writer Whedon has a genuine summer cinema supernova — Tony Stark is still at the center of the Marvel Studios universe, but now he’s not the only one standing there in the warm glow of cascading cosmic rays. The numbers are bigger the deeper you look. The North […]
April 26, 2012 | 5:43 p.m.
The news is grim — a team member has gone down, the worst is feared — and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) exchange pensive looks while, all around them, the agents of a super-spy agency called S.H.I.E.L.D. tend to their duties as an off-planet enemy force threatens the entire planet. The scene, being filmed on an elevated set, was watched from a safe — and ironic — distance by Joss Whedon. “You know, you shouldn’t worry too much,” the director and co-writer of “The Avengers” reassured a visitor to the New Mexico set. “This kind of stuff happens here almost every day in the Marvel universe.” It does feel sometimes like Hollywood has become a digital factory dedicated to cosmic dangers, costumed heroes and CG magic but “The Avengers” is a special case even in this summer […]
April 05, 2012 | 11:42 a.m.
In last year’s ”Captain America: The First Avenger,” the title hero not only proved himself on the battlefields of World War II he also showed enough at the box office to earn a sequel, which will reach theaters April 4, 2014, and will feature a modern-day setting, according to Marvel and Walt Disney Studios. Chris Evans is expected to return as the star-spangled avenger in that sequel, but first he’s doing a tour of duty in “The Avengers,” the May 4 release that represents an all-star squad of Marvel Studios heroes. That movie, directed by Joss Whedon, will put the patriotic character together with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and spy-master Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). “Captain America: The First Avenger” made $369 million in worldwide box office, a solid total considering some observers […]
March 16, 2012 | 3:22 p.m.
When “The Avengers” arrives in theaters on May 4 it represents an unprecedented Hollywood experiment — can the narrative threads from four different superhero franchises come together to form a unified tapestry in a fifth, all-star franchise? With “The Avengers,” director Joss Whedon will bring together the stars of three franchises — Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor — and the title character of a fourth — the Hulk, whose human alter ego, Bruce Banner, will be portrayed this time by Mark Ruffalo. From day one, the lead architect of the plan has been Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who said Friday that the marathon reaches out to the most fervent of fans. “We have always made the Marvel movies as stand-alone superhero stories, each autonomous of one another and delivered to appeal audiences everywhere,” […]