Trailer Tuesday: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Every Tuesday, I will post a trailer I saw in the past week that I felt was worth sharing.

Finally, a superhero trailer worth sharing. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my currently most anticipated superhero film of the coming year, far more so than Thor: The Dark World. To be fair, though, this is just my bias. Marvel has so far done a good job of differentiating their different superhero franchises in terms of genre, and I simply tend to like the international thriller/spy genre better than fantasy films – not that Thor doesn’t look good, which it does, largely due to the presence of fan-favorite Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.

Getting back to Cap, however. Chris Evans returns to the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America, as is Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (here returning under the guise of the titular Winter Soldier). The trailer showcases a possible rift within S.H.I.E.L.D., as Steve Rogers shows his disagreement with their policies.

We finally get a moving image of Anthony Mackie as the superhero and long partner to Cap, the Falcon, and we’re now able to get a better idea what his flight looks like. I have to say, it’s not the most believable looking – but then again, the concept isn’t very believable either. Falcon does not get much screen time in the trailer, and neither does the supposedly central villain, Winter Soldier, who despite that still gets to do cool bad-guy stuff as he antagonizes a freeway and catches the Captain’s shield.

The movie is directed Anthony and Joe Russo, previously known for their work on sitcoms, such as Community. Considering the fact that most of the action is typically to fully orchestrated by the directors in these films anyways, technical expertise in shooting action is probably not required, whereas the sitcom experience will help them capture the character and humor that the Marvel franchises have become known for.

Overall, all of the fandom aside, it’s just a cool trailer for an action movie that looks exciting, and worth seeing. Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes out in March of next year.

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San Diego Comic Con-Exclusive Posters Revealed

San Diego Comic Con International 2013 has just begun. Below are some of the coolest CCI-exclusive posters that were released for some upcoming movies.

First up is Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The next two movies to come out for them are Thor: The Dark World, set to come out November, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier next April. Below are the posters being handed out for free to con-goers this weekend.  

Captain America: The Winter Soldier CCI Poster; Image Courtesy of comicbookresources.com

Captain America: The Winter Soldier CCI Poster;
Image Courtesy of comicbookresources.com

Thor: The Dark World CCI Poster; Image courtesy of comicbookresources.com

Thor: The Dark World CCI Poster;
Image courtesy of comicbookresources.com

The Thor poster was created by Charlie Wen, and the Captain America by Ryan Meinerding, both veterans of Marvel CU. As both are drawn, they are, at best, artist renderings of what we may expect from the film. Winter Soldier’s prominence on the poster gives us a good idea, however, what we might expect from the character’s portrayal by Sebastian Stan.

While we are still waiting for Edgar Wright’s addition to the Marvel canon with Ant Man, slated for a 2015 release, we do have The World’s End from him for the end of the summer. The movie will be the end for the acclaimed, and very funny, Cornetto trilogy, so anticipation is high.  

The World's End CCI Poster; Image courtesy of denofgeek.com

The World’s End CCI Poster;
Image courtesy of denofgeek.com

Finally, we have two posters for next year’s Godzilla, from director Gareth Edwards, who previously brought us the great independent giant monster movie simply titled Monsters in 2010. Obviously tapped for the job due to the aptitude he showed there in handling human story against the backdrop of really big creatures, Edwards’ version of the King of Monsters already looks far superior than the 1998 Roland Emerich version.

Godzilla Poster for CCI; Image Courtesy of comicbooknews.com

Godzilla Poster for CCI;
Image Courtesy of comicbooknews.com

 

Godzilla CCI Poster; Image courtesy of liveforfilms.com

Godzilla CCI Poster;
Image courtesy of liveforfilms.com

As a bonus feature, see below for a picture of Godzilla from the CCI exhibit. While it is not necessarily an exact representation of what the creature will look like in the film, it does give us an idea. It definitely looks a lot closer to his Japanese roots than the dinosaured-up version from the 1998 remake.

Godzilla Encounter in CCI; Image Courtesy of collider.com

Godzilla Encounter in CCI;
Image Courtesy of collider.com

Which of these movies are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments!