Marvel Studios broke out of the summer blockbuster season last year and decided to make Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World their first film to ever come out in the fall - and it was quite the successful experiment. By the end of its run the God of Thunder movie managed to take in more than $630 million at the global box office, fare ar more than enough to justify the $170 million budget and good enough for the number 10 spot on the 2013 rankings. This year the studio will be returning to summer with James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, but before then Marvel will be doing their best to take over another season: spring.
We are now just a few months away from the release of Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier this April, and to help us count down the days The Los Angeles Times has published two brand new stills from the movie. In the image at the top of this article you can see Chris Evans once again suited up as the titular-star spangled superhero running alongside his new sidekick, Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and below is a pic of Cap just chilling out with his badass shield.
In addition to the new pictures, the newspaper also has a few fresh quotes from the stars and filmmakers talking about the new Captain America movie, helping establish where the movie is coming from and also providing a preview of where its going. Fitting with the top still, the most interesting info in the article gives us an idea of what we can expect from the relationship between Cap and Falcon, the former being a World War II veteran who completely missed the last few decades and the latter being retired from service but still trying to give back to the people who sacrificed their lives for their country. Said Evans of the relationship between the two characters,
"Meeting Mackie’s character, he used to serve, now he works at the VA counseling guys who come home with PTSD — they connect on that level. I think they’re both wounded warriors who don’t bleed on other people. Cap has no one to bleed on. I think Mackie knows how to handle people like that. … Sometimes when things are bad, trusting a stranger is the way to go."
Falcon's real name is Sam Wilson, and while he may not be a super soldier like Captain America, he does have his own unique set of skills. The pack you see strapped to the characters back actually houses a pair of wings that allows him the ability to fly - can you tell where how he got his name? Check the two heroes out in action in the trailer below:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which also stars Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson will be in theaters on April 4th. Are you excited yet?