Donning the cover of this month’s Empire, we’ve been given a new look at Chris Evans as Captain America, not to mention Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Sebastian Stan as the baddest of badasses, the Winter Soldier.
The official word on the film is:
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier finds Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, DC and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk.
Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie). However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy – the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
The film features the return of Steve Rogers’ best friend, Bucky Barnes. Last seen falling to his death in Captain America: The First Avenger, there’s a little bit of a problem with Bucky’s return. You see, whilst Cap was frozen for years, came back to life and led The Avengers, Bucky went down a little bit of a different path. Bucky was actually frozen in ice, found by Russians, and had suffered both the loss of one of his arms and amnesia. Turned into a master assassin by the Russians, Bucky was dubbed the Winter Soldier and would be defrosted between any missions that he was needed for, hence why he hasn’t really aged too much. Now the two have to go head-to-head.
Just to put it out there for any of you that aren’t familiar with the character, the Winter Soldier is a complete badass. Trust me.
Also featuring in the film are Frank Grillo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Maximiliano Hernandez, Robert Redford and George St-Pierre.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is released on 4th April, 2014.