With Scarlett Johansson's pregnancy recently announced, it's fair to say fans were a little worried (if only in the back of their minds) that her stake in the Marvel landscape could be lessened for the time being. But rest assured, she's more a part of it than ever before, and a new featurette delving into her Black Widow return in 'Captain America 2' shows she's just as badass.
Marvel dropped an extended 'Captain America 2' trailer, giving us one major look at the next installment and exciting fans to the point of mass hysteria. Well, perhaps it's not as dramatic as that, but this is the most extensive look yet at the sequel, officially titled 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.'
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.
If Marvel decided to stop releasing TV spots and trailers for 'Captain America 2,' we probably wouldn't complain. After all, we've been sold on this movie since the moment it was announced - we just want to know when we can get in line. Regardless, they've gone ahead and unleashed another lengthy TV spot and we've gone ahead and watched it. And it still looks really good.
A few months ago, we learned that the terrific Thomas Kretschmann was joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as supervillain Baron von Strucker (though Marvel refrained from acknowledging it) and we immediately assumed his appearance in 'The Avengers 2' would be a one-and-done performance. Now, a new interview with the actor reveals that, in true Marvel fashion, Kretschmann actually signed on for multiple films and his monocled baddie will continue to threaten the Avengers and their allies in the years to come.
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' steadily built up the latter half of its first season with the 2014 arrival of Deathlok, Lady Sif and more, but it seams the March 4 premiere, "T.A.H.I.T.I.," may bring more marvels than we bargained for. Not only does the latest trailer's "Uprising" bring Bill Paxton in as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent John Garrett and our first footage of Lady Sif, but a subtle clue may bring a Captain America cameo, as well!
Lately when we think of movie heroes, we think of the superheroes that populate the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC's upcoming film slate, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reminds us that heroes come in many shapes and sizes. 'Captain America 2' star Chris Evans took the 2014 Oscars stage Sunday night to honor all of them in an adrenaline-pumping heroes montage.
Like any Marvel Studios sequel, 'Captain America 2' looks to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe in many exciting ways and introduce new characters straight from the pages of the comics. The biggest addition to Steve Rogers' world this time around is Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, and now the winged warrior, played by the wonderful Anthony Mackie, has his own 'Captain America 2' poster.
As Marvel ramps up its marketing for 'Captain America 2,' a new TV spot has hit the airwaves. While it does do well in teasing fans with never-before-seen footage of Chris Evans' upcoming turn as the Cap, it seemingly spoils a major moment from the movie. (Continue reading at your own risk.)