Last night’s Super Bowl had at least one highlight: A new trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
I’m hoping that, when the movie opens in April, we’ll all get just what we’re expecting: A smart and action-filled political thriller that pits Cap against dark forces that want to control super-spy agency SHIELD.
Not to mention his one-on-one bouts with the Winter Soldier, who comic book fans will know is the reincarnated and improved – into a killing machine – version of his old sidekick Bucky Barnes.
The images in the trailer continue to be among my favorite from any Marvel movie. It just feels like directors Anthony and Joe Russo have totally hit their marks.
There’s a lot of focus in the trailer on Cap’s former, current and future partners: Bucky/the Winter Soldier, Black Widow and Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon.
Bucky Barnes realizing he’s been turned into the Winter Soldier, a Russian assassin.
The Winter Soldier process, apparently.
Not the face of an ally. Yet.
Nick Fury after the Winter Soldier tries to kill him.
Who’s the body on the table? Who would Natasha be mourning? Surely it can’t be fury. SHIELD agent Hill is out in the hallway. Who’s dead?
Not a good day to be in the SHIELD helicarrier. Or in SHIELD headquarters.
Sam Wilson gets in on the action.
Cap and the Falcon, reporting for duty.
We even get a look – in the UK trailer, at least – of whom we suspect to be Sharon Carter, SHIELD agent and (likely) granddaughter of Agent Carter, Cap’s old flame.
I can’t wait for this movie.