‘Captain America 2′ Concept Art Gives a New Look at ‘The Winter Soldier’
We’re really starting to get the goods from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ now. Following our first look at Anthony Mackie as Falcon, we’ve got some juicy concept art of the film’s main antagonist, the Winter Soldier!
Below you’ll find the new design, which gives us a glimpse at what Cap’s old friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) has become. The new art comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly (via CBM); the new issue also has a few quotes from Marvel chief Kevin Feige, who explains the paradox Captain America finds himself in.
We weren’t going back to World War II. Cap cannot travel in time. So while Tony can go home to Malibu and Thor goes up to Asgard and Hulk can sort of ride the rails, Cap was stuck. So Cap does stay with S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has nowhere else to go. But he’s not necessarily comfortable there. And just as he’s given permission to let go of the past and to focus on the modern world, a ghost comes up. With the Greatest Generation in World World II, there’s a tendency to reflect on that period and say, “Things were black and white back then, and now it’s hard to know who the bad guys are.” We wanted to play on that a little with Cap being uncomfortable with the way S.H.I.E.L.D., and in particular Nick Fury, operates.
Cap will have his work cut out for him in this intimidating new world, as he’ll not only be up against the Winter Soldier, but also the assassin Crossbones (Frank Grillo). Check out the new concept art immediately below.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ opens on April 4, 2014.