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This weekend Captain America is set to return to theaters with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a sequel that got a rare five-star review. But there's no rest for those under Marvel contracts, and so Captain America's star Chris Evans is already at work on Avengers: Age of Ultron. See Cap in action in the above clip.
The footage was posted yesterday on Youtube, but no date for the footage itself is offered. To be fair, we can't say for certainty this is Evans in Captain America mode. As far away as the cameraman here is, it's difficult to decipher if its Evans or a stunt double. However, I'd wager the latter as Evans is pretty heavily engaged in the promotion of Captain America 2 right now.
Nonetheless, this amateur footage shows Captain America riding on a tractor-trailer that reads "U-GIN Genetics Infinite, R&D." First we see him leaping from the roof down to the door. Then on the highway footage, we see him riding on the door as it swings shut in the midst of heavy traffic. Avengers: Age of Ultron is set up to shoot extensively in South Korea, from Floating Island to Mapo Bridge, Cheongdam Bridge, and Seoul's Ttukeom Hangang Park. But the Marvel production has also set up shop in England's Shepperton Studios, and boasts locations in London, as well as Aosta Valley, Italy and Johannesburg, South Africa. What hints does this offer about Avengers: Age of Ultron? Share your thoughts in comments.
In other Marvel-ous news, Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened in a wide array of foreign territories last weekend, from Finland to France, Argentina to South Korea, Singapore to Spain. Variety reports it's already taken in an impressive $75.2 million in these 32 territories that make up roughly 57% of the overseas market. Basically, it's already safe to call Captain America: The Winter Soldier a hit as its predecessor Captain America: The First Avenger made just $40 million back in 2011 with these same markets.
Between its big box office overseas and resounding critical praise Stateside, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is expected to kick ass at the box office this weekend. But will it be able to sink Darren Aronofsky's Noah? The biblical epic that stars Russell Crowe brought in a hefty $44 million this weekend, along with many positive reviews from critics. But while audiences turned out, the Cinema Score they offered was a C. 63% of respondents gave Noah a B or better, but 15% bestowed a D or F. What will that mean for Noah's word of mouth? And how can an Old Testament hero stand up to an Avenger? We'll see this weekend.