The 'Captain America 2' trailer has arrived and, well, we won't mince words: it looks pretty fantastic and we can't wait for next April.
We particularly love the ass kicking Cap delivers on the elevator (how about using his foot to flip the shield back into his hand?) and, obviously, the crashing and burning of the Helicarrier will be one of the major action set pieces in the film (think Tony Stark's mansion crashing into the Pacific Ocean).
But, there are some smaller bits in here that we love too. The Winter Soldier catching Cap's shield with one (bionic) hand; Falcon soaring with his wings, and Robert Redford delivering some lines that certainly make us think he's the big bad in this movie ("To build a new world, sometimes it means tearing the old one down. And that makes enemies...")
Here's the official synopsis, which sheds some light on the plot:
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. 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, 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. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
While we're excited that 'Thor 2' is on the way in a couple weeks, we're almost more excited for the return of Captain America, which reunites him with Black Widow and Nick Fury in modern day Washington, DC for an action-packed political thriller. We never thought we'd see the day where Robert Redford was starring in a Captain America political thriller, but here we are.
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' opens in theaters on April 4.