Following The Avengers, the Marvel team is looking to switch up their standard formula a bit when it comes to their upcoming features. This summer we saw the return of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black, who subverted villain conventions and was able to insert his style, then we have upcoming features from James Gunn, with the wild-looking Guardians of the Galaxy, and Edgar Wright taking on his version of a heist movie with Ant-Man.
For the first time ever, the studio will now release a superhero film in early April, before the summer season kicks off, and it comes from Anthony and Joe Russo, the duo behind episodes of Community and Arrested Development. The first trailer has now landed today for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which puts our star Chris Evans in the modern-day Washington, D.C. as he attempts to unearth a conspiracy. As someone who believes Joe Johnston‘s original period film is the finest work Marvel has put out, hopefully this one is a strong successor.
Check out the trailer and poster below for the film also starring Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson.
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier lands on April 4th, 2014.