Currently it’s hard not to be in awe of Marvel. Where other studios are straining to play catch-up, Marvel’s built a universe that expands with each new film, and with most of the groundwork laid down, now they get to have fun. Their latest offering is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it looks awesome, and now there’s an extended TV spot highlighting the action.
It seems the question of The Winter Soldier is: What does it mean to bring Steven Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) into the modern world? Where it’s easy to sell the stars and stripes and patriotism of such a character when America is fighting Hitler and company, it’s a little more difficult to sell that in a modern setting, and it seems like the film wrestles with that while leaving time for Scarlet Johansson‘s Black Widow and Anthony Mackie‘s The Falcon to kick a little butt. Here’s that spot:
It also seems (though Disney may have wanted to keep it a secret and then changed their mind), they’re not going to pretend the Winter Soldier is someone else any more. Considering the IMDb spoiled that reveal, and the reveal itself isn’t that shocking (though we won’t say if you don’t want to know), it’s good they’re not going down the Benedict Cumberbatch route with the film. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4.
Will you see The Winter Soldier opening weekend?