Captain America 2 poster

We're getting very excited around here for a lot of what's in store at San Diego Comic-Con next week, but it looks like once again Marvel will rule the day with their panel next Saturday, showing off what they've got from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World… and who knows what else. They don't really need to do anything else to get us amped, but they're doing it anyway, releasing the brand-new teaser poster you can see above. Click the image above to see it even larger.

There are a lot of changes in store for Captain America when we meet him again in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Sure, by teaming up with The Avengers he found some pals to help him adjust to this foreign modern world, but when his plane crashed at the end of Captain America: The FIrst Avenger, he was still leaving behind his lady love Peggy Carter, his dearly departed buddy Bucky Barnes, and the entire patriotic World War II-America he was fighting for. Surely The Avengers restored some of his fighting spirit… but from the looks of this shield, the battles are still taking their toll.

Most everything we know about The Winter Soldier comes from that title, announced at last year's Comic Con, which references the return of dear old Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) as the villainous Winter Soldier. The official plot description itself is pretty vague, focusing mostly on Cap's work alongside Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, a.k.a. Scarlett Johansson:

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.

The modern day Washington D.C. location isn't just going to be pretty set dressing, Marvel President Kevin Feige has promised the film will be structured like a political thriller, much in the way The First Avenger was a World War II film (complete with musical numbers!). We're incredibly curious about what co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo are bringing to the film as they transition from their work on Community to a superhero movie, how Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter will manage to fit into the film, what impact The Avengers will have on Cap's story… well, everything. Hopefully much will be revealed in San Diego next week, so make sure you stay tuned to our Comic-Con coverage for all the news as soon as we get it.

UPDATE! Captain America: The Winter Soldier showed off some new footage at D23 and we were there to see it. Find out what we saw here.

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