'Captain America 2' Gives the Winter Soldier His Own Character PosterJacob Hall |
We live in a world where every major movie rolls out a series of character posters highlighting individual cast members and their roles, so it's about time the title villain of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' gets his due. Following in the footsteps of the Black Widow, Nick Fury and Captain America posters, the mysterious Winter Soldier now has a one-sheet of his own.
The poster is fairly typical of modern movie advertising. Like virtually every action poster of the past five years, the Winter Soldier has his back to us. Like every Marvel Studios poster, the background is full of flames and debris because someone in the marketing department is probably afraid of negative space. Like so many Photoshopped posters, the anatomy on display is off just enough to make you think something is wrong.
So, it's a fairly standard poster, but it gets the job done. It shows off a character who has serious potential to be one of the standout villains of the year and it gives us a nice look at his costume, which hugely resembles the comic book counterpart. We approve.
'Captain America 2' opens is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford and Sebastian Stan. It arrives in theaters on April 4, 2014.