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As we get closer and closer to the April 4th opening weekend for Captain America: The Winter Soldier we’re getting new and interesting glimpses into what fans are going to see on the big screen. This time around we’ve got a new cover shot and director Joe Russo‘s thoughts and explanations concerning the latest changes to Cap’s costume.

Let’s start with the new cover shot from the latest issue of Total Film:

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I’m really looking forward to seeing how the relationship between Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) has developed since Cap is now working full-time with S.H.I.E.L.D. We saw some nice banter in the first trailer, and a more serious conversation about the Winter Soldier in the second. You can check out both in the trailers below.

This movie isn’t just a second coming out party for Captain America, all signs point toward the Black Widow taking a much more prominent place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

You can see in the cover above that Captain America’s costume has undergone some changes since we last saw him in The Avengers. Co-director Joe Russo recently sat down with SFX and answered some questions fans had about the suit changes and how it reflects the changes Captain America goes through in the movie:

It was about a real world grounding approach to the character, in the spirit of Ed Brubaker’s book, which is postmodern and deconstructionist and a grounded thriller.

We wanted to put Cap in a space where he’s a special forces operative for SHIELD who goes on missions around the world that are clandestine and sometimes require a certain level of anonymity or stealth.

We wanted to use his Super Soldier outfit from the comic books as a way to represent, thematically, his place in the world of SHIELD and the difference between working for SHIELD and being Captain America.That’s something that gets explored on a very concrete level in terms of what outfits are used in the film.

We didn’t feel like we were messing with the icon. People can say that they’re fans of the books if they’re only loyal to the ’60s and ’70s version of the character – well, then you’re a fan of that version of the character, but if you’ve been reading the books till the current runs then this is a journey that the character goes on and it’s a pretty explicit journey.

We just felt like we were being faithful to the more recent issues of the books. The movie has a very thematic component in terms of the use of costumes. When you come to see the film I think you’ll understand why we made the choice we made…

What he has to say makes a lot of sense. If you watch the trailers below, you’ll see how Cap starts out in the new S.H.I.E.L.D. version pictured above and later changes when he discovers things in S.H.I.E.L.D., and the world around him, are not what they appear to be.

We’re going to see Captain America question the status quo in this movie, finally taking the reins and controlling his own direction and destiny. That one line from Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury in the second trailer sums it all up:

Looks like your giving the orders now Captain.

I have high hopes that this movie is going to finally take another Marvel super hero movie over that Iron Man hump.

First Full Trailer:

Second Full Trailer:

 

Via: Cinema Blend

Category: Comics, Film

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