As the schedules for SDCC have been announced and fans are getting an idea of what to expect at the Nerd Mecca this year, Disney has released the official poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This is in anticipation that Marvel‘s got a panel at the SDCC where they will be talking about the film and possibly sharing some more goodies with the fans.
The first official poster is simple, but says a lot. Hit the jump to get a look at it before we say any more!
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I like it. While it’s simple, focusing solely on Cap’s shield, it also speaks volumes. Look at the scratches and faded colors; it’s clearly gotten quite a bit of use in the interim.
Rob from Screen Rant goes into a bit more depth in his analysis:
Three thoughts that come to mind from the direct imagery of the poster.
- Captain America has seen a lot of combat, especially after the Battle of New York in The Avengers. His abilities are put to the test in the action-packed sequel.
- The fading of the red and focus on the silver is reminiscent of The Winter Soldier’s design with his chrome bionic arm and it’s that masked man, Bucky Barnes, who may one day hoist the shield as Captain America himself as he did in Marvel Comics.
- The simplest and most obvious connection is that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is essentially the S.H.I.E.L.D. movie and is the bridge between The Avengers films. It’s battle worn design shrouded in darkness is symbolic of the organization fracturing in the story of the sequel, as evidenced by the concept art, the new Secret Avengers costume and the reason why they were nowhere to be found during the events of Iron Man 3.
What do you guys think about the poster? What are you expecting to see at SDCC and in the film?
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released in April 2014. Directed by the Russos, it will be a 3D release and feature Robert Redford, Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Jones, Anthonie Mackie, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Maximiliano Hernandez and Georges St-Pierre.
Source: Screen Rant