Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World will be out in America in two short weeks, but even after that film finds its way to theaters it won't be long before we get to see yet another feature adventure set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Marvel movies have a history of kicking off the summer season in May, Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be in theaters next April, and following up on yesterday's trailer teaser today we have our first real, extended look at the film, courtesy of Apple.
Based on a script by Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the sequel picks up after the events of Joss Whedon's The Avengers and finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a whole new uniform, teaming up with Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and working with S.H.I.E.L.D. as a field agent helping resolve conflicts all around the world. Rogers works to fit into the modern world and fights to do what is moral and right, but soon finds himself caught up in the middle of a giant conspiracy and fighting against a scary, mysterious new enemy: The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell and Cobie Smulders will reprise their roles as Nick Fury, Agent Carter and Maria Hill, while new franchise additions include Anthony Mackie (as Sam Wilson a.k.a. The Falcon), Frank Grillo (as Brock Rumlow a.k.a. Crossbones), Emily VanCamp (as Sharon Carter a.k.a. Agent 13), and Robert Redford as S.H.I.E.L.D. senior leader Alexander Pierce).
While it feels like just yesterday that The Avengers hit theaters, Captain America will be the third movie to be released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Two plans, with only James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy being in between audiences and The Avengers: Age of Ultron in May 2015. In addition to the new teaser above, relive what we've seen from Phase Two so far below:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be in theaters on April 4, 2014.
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