Everyone is anxiously awaiting ‘Captain America: Civil War’, which is looking less and less like an actual Captain America movie and more and more like ‘Avengers 2.5.’ But Cap (Chris Evans), aided by Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) took center stage in last summer’s ‘The Winter Soldier.’ Even though that movie has already been released on BluRay, even more extras appear to be surfacing.
Using original storyboards by Philip Keller, James Rothwell has pieced together this animatic that reveals a longer take on the scene in which Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff discover the conscious of Swiss scientist Arnim Zola (Tobey Jones), the lackey of the Red Skull in ‘The First Avenger.’ The video doesn’t feature dialogue from Cap or Widow, but does feature Arnim Zola’s robotic speech, music and sound effects. You can check it out below and look for the differences from the scene as it played out in the finished movie:
From the start, there are a few more flashbacks to skinny Steve at boot camp. Then when Steve and Natasha approach the wall, they see photographs of Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) and in the animatic, Col. Chester Phillips’ (Tommy Lee Jones) photo is on the ground. Cap picks it up, dusts it off and replaces it on the wall.
One major reveal is when Zola informs them that while Hydra grew within S.H.I.E.L.D., threats were eliminated, including Howard Stark. In the movie, the Winter Soldier is implicated in Stark’s death, whereas it is more vague in the original. Also, Zola was to reveal that Baron von Strucker had taken control of Hydra, but that was moved to the post-credits sequence.
In the animatic, Zola attempts to coerce Cap into saving him by setting him free on the internet, if he provides information about Project Insight. This is cut from the final movie and Cap is given the info by Agent Sitwell. The escape sequence is longer in the animatic as well.
If you want to compare them, watch the movie’s finished scene below:
These movies pack a lot of info and events, and yet must still move at a quick pace so audiences don’t get bored. Do you think abbreviating this relatively quiet scene was a smart movie, or do you think the subtle nuances add to the overall narrative?
Source: Cinema Blend