The word on the street from Los Angeles is that the sequel to the first Captain America has entered production today (and the above picture is the first official still released from the movie!) The film will also be shot in Cleveland and a large portion in Washington D.C. Honestly How neat would it be if you were a Captain America fan watching him stroll down the streets of the nation’s capital?
In the first movie I was a huge fan of how they were able to pull off an origin story for Captain America that truly was fun to watch and was a perfect transition to present day. What I’m going to be looking for in this film is how he has to deal with how America, it’s citizens and the American Ideal has changed while he was on ice.
While the main supporting character is suggested to be Black Widow from the official description there are a few big supporting cast members as well. We’re going to be re-introduced to Bucky Barnes now as the Winter Soldier (and they are leaving him cast by Sebastian Stan which could easily have been changed and I’m glad they didn’t.) Also we’ll be seeing a return of Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulder), the introduction to the modern day friend Falcon (Anthony Mackie) as well as a slew of agents and minor characters and vaillains who will be familiar to fans of the comic universe.
Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” production on the highly anticipated release, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has commenced in Los Angeles, Calif., with production also including locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (“Welcome to Collinwood”) from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Black Swan”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker,” “Million Dollar Baby”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “How I Met Your Mother”) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (“Death Warrior”) as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Hunger Games”) as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp (“The Ring 2,” “Revenge”) as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Agent Jasper Sitwell.
Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Elysium,” “District 9”), production designer Peter Wenham (“21 Jump Street,” “Fast Five”), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. (“Star Wars: Episode 7,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”).
I’m so happy to see the Phase 2 of movies all coming together. I just wish we didn’t have to wait until April 4th of 2014 to see this on the big screen. I know we’ll have Iron Man 3 in May and Thor: The Dark World in November to help tide us over this year. I’ve always felt that the Captain America / Bucky Barnes dynamic that comes from The Winter Soldier is one of the more interesting ones Marvel has developed over the years. Two men who became brothers in arms in war, displaced from time and reuniting after the tragic theft of Bucky’s free will has always been one of the sadder tales they’ve created.