There’s just one week of shooting left on Captain America: Civil War, and just when you thought that there maybe wasn’t any new surprises, enter the following shot from the German set of the film. Of course, you know that the plot of the film concerns in no small way the attempt by Cap (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to find Cap’s best friend Bucky (Sebastian Stan) who is now the skilled but brainwashed HYDRA assassin, the Winter Soldier. Bucky may not be the villain of Civil War, but will the film’s climax see him become a hero. Not to spoil anything, but this photo from the set sort of suggests the inevitable. (more…)
Production is currently underway on Captain America: Civil War, and since they’re doing a lot of shooting outside in Atlanta, that means set pics, set pics and more set pics! What we’ve seen so far reveals the new Avengers – Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and Ant-Man (?) – in action against Crossbones Brock Rumlow in his nouveau Crossbones armor. But the question, in the midst of all this and the rumored cornucopia of heroes and villains in Civil War, is what role Bucky “The Winter Soldier” Barnes plays in the plot. We know that Sebastian Stan is back, though we have yet to see hide nor hair of him on set, so what is Bucky up to in Civil War, and how does he fit into the plot? We may have an answer, and this should go without saying, spoiler alert! (more…)
In the comic book version of Marvel’s Civil War, a pretty key part is played by Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man; his backing of Tony Stark and the pro-registration movement was the watershed moment in the miniseries when Spidey unmasked as Peter Parker at the end of Civil War #2. When the plot line of the third Captain America was revealed to be based on Civil War, many fans wondered if it was a sign that Spidey might come home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially after rumblings over the last several months (confirmed by e-mails released by hackers last week) that Sony was looking at a Spider-Sharing deal with Walt Disney and Marvel Studios. As we know now though, that talk was just talk, and sources inside Marvel are confirming that Captain America: Civil War is now proceeding without Spider-Man. (more…)
Marvel has officially announced the casting of German actor Daniel Bruhl for an unspecified role in Captain America: Civil War. The actor – who is probably best known for his ambiguously endearing-but-nasty role as Frederick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds – joins a cast that already boasts three superheroes. Captain America: Civil War has an impressive line-up, including Chris Evans’ Cap. America, Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, newcomer Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier. Unfortunately there is still no word on Frank Grillo’s involvement in the film as Crossbones. (more…)
Jeez, can we get Avengers: Age of Ultron out of the way before we start hyping Captain America 3?
No. Alright then.
So while out promoting the upcoming home video and digital release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, co-director Anthony Russo, who filmed Winter Soldier with his brother Joe, teased some of the stuff they were looking at doing in the third part of the franchise, which is due in theaters in 2016. No specifics were offered (obviously), but one can sense a definite twinge of excitement in the director about what he and his brother have in store: the introduction of new characters, the redemption of old ones, and maybe *gasp* an ending? Read on…. (more…)
[Note: Per some commenter backlash, this article contains spoilers regarding the Winter Soldier’s back story. I assumed it was common knowledge. If you don’t know, and want to keep it that way, then skip the first paragraph.]
I think we all know that in Captain America 2: The Winter Solider Cap’s best mate, Bucky Barnes is the film’s titular villain. Only a none comic book fan would say “spoiler much?!” Now, comic lore dictates Bucky survives a plane crash sans arm and has amnesia. The Russians pick him up, give him a bionic arm, brain wash him a bit and send him on covert assassin missions. When not in use, they keep him in cryogenic stasis, which extended his life throughout the decades. As we’ve seen, the Marvel movie universe doesn’t exactly follow comic cannon. In Captain America, Bucky doesn’t bite the bullet via a plane crash – he takes a swan dive out of a moving high tracked train. So, right there, his story is already different. We’re left to wonder how he survives to become “The Winter Solider”. Bucky Barnes actor Sebastian Stan is here to give us a clue…
Stan says that if you freeze the rescue scene in Captain America: The First Avenger there is a set piece that gives you a hint to how he survives the fall from the train. He says in an interview with Empire that the clues in the set pieces are very subtle, but they are responsible for his return. The rescue scene in question is when Captain America rushes in and rescues Bucky who is being experimented on by Arnim Zola.
You can watch the scene below:
You’ll notice, or rather not notice, there’s nothing too special. Just a dim light warehouse-y room with some scientific knick-knacks strewn about. One device in particular… some sort of dish-looking-gun thing pointing at Bucky on the table. Maybe Zola was exposing him to some of the cube’s properties without vaporizing him? Or, maybe Zola and the Red Skull were trying to replicate the super solider serum. Who knows!? It’s anyone’s guess. That dish device, though, most definitely has something to do with it.
You got a better guess? Sound off in the comments below!
While Captain America: The Winter Soldier is filming in Cleveland, Ohio, we’ve got some set pictures and video clips for y’all. You’ll catch a few peeks of Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, their stunt doubles, a flipped bus, a car on fire… y’know, the usual.
Hit the jump to see the goods. Or, well, you know what I mean; we’ve already seen “the goods.” (*cough*ScarlettJohanssonpictures*cough*).
Even though that one guy in the stylish cutoff jean shorts is clearly holding a sign saying ‘No Pictures Please!’ Not cool guys, not cool. That keygrip clearly spent at least 3 minutes making that sign.
While filming continues on Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier in Cleveland, a pack of ne’er-do-wells were hovering around the set trying to snap photos, according to the rumors, causing filming to halt and the shoot moved in doors free from the camera wielding rapscallions. Just not before one managed to get a rather clear shot of Sebastian Stan in costume as the Cap’s former sidekick turned masked Winter Soldier.
To protect the spoiler sensitive, the photo is up after the jump. (more…)
First ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Production Still Hits Internet – Now With More Scarlett Johansson Black Widow, Because Everything is Better With More Johansson
Principal photography began today for directors Anthony & Joe Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Disney has already released the first image along with a press release announcing the production’s under way. The entire release is below the still and confirms the return of Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan and new comers Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Georges St. Pierre as well as a few others.
There’s not much to see in the still, but just seeing Cap with his shield on his back is a treat for this long time Captain America fan. The hidden gem in the press release is the increased size of the role that Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow will play:
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.”
The Shadowy enemy is the Winter Soldier of course. I’m looking forward to the fight scenes between Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Cap. Those should be a hell of a lot of fun.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4, 2014.
Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” production on the highly anticipated release, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has commenced in Los Angeles, Calif., with production also including locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (“Welcome to Collinwood”) from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Black Swan”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker,” “Million Dollar Baby”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “How I Met Your Mother”) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (“Death Warrior”) as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Hunger Games”) as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp (“The Ring 2,” “Revenge”) as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Agent Jasper Sitwell.
Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Elysium,” “District 9”), production designer Peter Wenham (“21 Jump Street,” “Fast Five”), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. (“Star Wars: Episode 7,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”)
Marvel Studios’ upcoming release schedule includes “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013, and “Thor: The Dark World” on November 8, 2013. The studio most recently produced the critically acclaimed “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million. The film, which shattered both domestic and international box office records, is Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marks the studio’s fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.
In the summer of 2011, Marvel successfully launched two new franchises with “Thor,” starring Chris Hemsworth, and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” starring Chris Evans. Both films opened #1 at the box office and have grossed over $800 million worldwide combined. In 2010 “Iron Man 2,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury took the #1 spot in its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million.
In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.” “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor and stars alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008, and was an immediate box office success. Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend. On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk,” marking its second number one opener of that summer.
The announcement that legendary actor/director Robert Redford will take up a role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was met with intrigue. Who might the Sundance Kid be playing in a Captain America movie? Well, Comic Book Movie’s SPINOFF blog was able to go to the source and ask Redford himself during a press roundtable for his new thriller The Company You Keep.
So what happened? Well, SPINOFF asked Redford to confirm if he was playing a high-ranking member of S.H.I.E.L.D. as previously reported. “Well, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Redford replied. “The head of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
So why would the man that starred in Three Days of the Condor, The Sting, The Candidate and The Natural want to boss around Captain America, Nick Fury et al? “The Captain America thing is just a very simple thing,” he said. “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something just to be different. Something bold, different. And that felt like a good thing to do. That was it, nothing more to it than that. Well, it’s bold in terms of expectations, I guess.”
It certainly is bold. Who would have guess that an actor as classy as Robert Redford would get involved in a superhero movie. I guess it just goes to prove how far the genre’s come, huh?
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will start filming later this year for an April 2014 release. The film will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and star Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jone, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Max Hernandez, and Samuel L. Jackson.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie