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Chris Evans explains how Captain America: The Winter Soldier will address something overlooked in The Avengers

Jan. 6, 2014by: Alex Maidy

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER has long been teased as a 1970s style conspiracy thriller, something that sounds damn intriguing compared to the straight action comic adaptations we have seen to date from Marvel. Taking the Captain America character and putting him into a political setting will do wonders for his man out of time story arc.

The time jump from World War II hero to 21st Century Avenger is not something fully addressed since the conclusion of the first CAPTAIN AMERICA movie and overlooked due to the events of THE AVENGERS. Star Chris Evans says that it will be central to the plot of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.

In The Avengers we had so many characters you have to address, you dont really have time to sit with any single one. In this movie theres a lot going on for Steve. Hes trying to acclimatize to the modern world. I dont want to give too much away, but its about trying to find how he fits. Hes a man from the 1940s. Hes just woken up. For everybody else, its been a slow burn to get to where we are in 2014. But for him, suddenly theres the internet, cellphones and The Patriot Act. The technologys new to him and so is the access the government has to that technology.

We often forget this part of the Captain America story since it has been so long in the comics since he has been set in the 1940s. What is nice about what the Russos are doing with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is that there seems to be room to develop Steve Rogers as a character and not just a costumed hero.

To be a good man is difficult, he says. To be the best man you can be is even harder. Even though he doesnt choose to wear his baggage on his sleeve, I think thats his skill set. He doesnt moan. There is a depth to him. There are always new things to find. For the first film it was about the new body and responsibilities. Here we get to dive back in with that established. It feels really comfortable coming back to him."

More than IRON MAN 3 or THOR: THE DARK WORLD, I have been the most excited for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. I really like what Evans brings to the role and I think this is the one Marvel sequel so far that is taking the biggest leap from the first film. Whether the risk pays off is yet to be determined, but with a cast that boasts return performances from Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Sebastian Stan along with new actors Robert Redford and Anthony Mackie, THE WINTER SOLDIER looks ready to rock.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER opens on April 4, 2014.

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3:11PM on 01/07/2014

I was thinking

it was gonna show the implants of tiny microphones and receivers implanted into each Avengers ear so that while battling across an entire city they can all hold their finger up to their ear to hear each other communicating. That's the biggest plot hole EVER.
it was gonna show the implants of tiny microphones and receivers implanted into each Avengers ear so that while battling across an entire city they can all hold their finger up to their ear to hear each other communicating. That's the biggest plot hole EVER.
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1:10AM on 01/07/2014
It's really very sad that Dom DeLuise is no longer with us; it would have been great to see Captain America and Captain Chaos team-up.
It's really very sad that Dom DeLuise is no longer with us; it would have been great to see Captain America and Captain Chaos team-up.
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1:37AM on 01/07/2014
A cameo from Burt Reynolds along with Dom DeLuise would be nice too.
A cameo from Burt Reynolds along with Dom DeLuise would be nice too.
8:52PM on 01/06/2014
I've been toying with the idea that SHIELD is privately funded. Consider

1) SHIELD was not founded by the American government but by Howard Stark. Howard Stark was not a politician or soldier: he was a businessman.
2) In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Howard Stark "gave us the atomic bomb". SHIELD has access to nuclear weapons because nuclear weapons were invented by its founder.
3) The shadowy "World Council" members are not wearing uniforms but business suits: they look more like
I've been toying with the idea that SHIELD is privately funded. Consider

1) SHIELD was not founded by the American government but by Howard Stark. Howard Stark was not a politician or soldier: he was a businessman.
2) In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Howard Stark "gave us the atomic bomb". SHIELD has access to nuclear weapons because nuclear weapons were invented by its founder.
3) The shadowy "World Council" members are not wearing uniforms but business suits: they look more like investors than politicians or soldiers.
4) Unlike any government organization, SHIELD is able to operate anywhere in the world. Governments cannot do that but multinational corporations can. SHIELD may be a private security firm. This also could explain G. I. Joe.
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8:37PM on 01/06/2014

Does anyone else...

have superhero and comic book fatigue? I mean now Paul Rudd of all people is getting into the game as Ant Man, whoever the fuck that is. I'm sure fan boys will shit all over this comment, to be expected, just wondering if anyone else feels the same way.

Man of Steel was blah, first Captain America was blah, Thor 2 was very blah. Not excited at all for another solo Captain America outing.

Or...as I type this, maybe it's the superheroes themselves that cause the fatigue. Captain
have superhero and comic book fatigue? I mean now Paul Rudd of all people is getting into the game as Ant Man, whoever the fuck that is. I'm sure fan boys will shit all over this comment, to be expected, just wondering if anyone else feels the same way.

Man of Steel was blah, first Captain America was blah, Thor 2 was very blah. Not excited at all for another solo Captain America outing.

Or...as I type this, maybe it's the superheroes themselves that cause the fatigue. Captain America is kind of a bore, Thor was entertaining only as a fish out of water in the first movie. I'd like some more interesting Characters. Batman, Iron Man, the Hulk...superheroes with more substance.

Maybe Ant Man will be the kind of comic book character that has a good story and has a personality. Just don't get why we're getting Thor and Cpt America when those two characters are Boring! Where's a fucking Hulk movie already?!
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7:19PM on 01/06/2014

It just depends on how they decide to portray this....

They either make SHIELD an organization that occasionally loses site of what's important because they are really trying to make it a better world (i.e. Sam Jackson's character who can be deceptive, but you know he wants to do what's right to protect people) or they make them a scary government agency out to get people in a silly, paranoid conspiracy. The normal Hollywood fallback is the latter, in everything from the Bourne movies to the Muppet films. If the antagonist is one-dimensional and
They either make SHIELD an organization that occasionally loses site of what's important because they are really trying to make it a better world (i.e. Sam Jackson's character who can be deceptive, but you know he wants to do what's right to protect people) or they make them a scary government agency out to get people in a silly, paranoid conspiracy. The normal Hollywood fallback is the latter, in everything from the Bourne movies to the Muppet films. If the antagonist is one-dimensional and sigh-inducing, it'll be a lame movie. If they make it interesting and believable, then it'll be good.
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7:18PM on 01/06/2014

I am super stoked for this one

From that little glimpse we got in the trailer it seems like this is the most dramatic and realistic Marvel film since the original Iron Man. If that does end up being the case I will be happy indeed.
From that little glimpse we got in the trailer it seems like this is the most dramatic and realistic Marvel film since the original Iron Man. If that does end up being the case I will be happy indeed.
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7:00PM on 01/06/2014
I think the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Chris Evans with his portrayal have done a very good job of making Captain America a compelling character. It would be very easy for the general public to find Cap silly, cartoony and out of place in a modern superhero line-up but that innate goodness and upstanding decency is something that's been portrayed with the right amount of sincerity, and I look forward to seeing Captain America collide with the modern government approach to "watching over its
I think the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Chris Evans with his portrayal have done a very good job of making Captain America a compelling character. It would be very easy for the general public to find Cap silly, cartoony and out of place in a modern superhero line-up but that innate goodness and upstanding decency is something that's been portrayed with the right amount of sincerity, and I look forward to seeing Captain America collide with the modern government approach to "watching over its citizens".
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6:12PM on 01/06/2014

Sometimes I wonder about statements ike this

Actor often speak about a film addressing certain character issues, but then the movie really doesn't - whether the actor is misinformed, later post-production editing, etc. When I read these, I feel like my expectations are better set by looking at these statements as motivations the actor uses to inhabit the character, and we may well never see evidence of these issues beyond how we read the performance.
Actor often speak about a film addressing certain character issues, but then the movie really doesn't - whether the actor is misinformed, later post-production editing, etc. When I read these, I feel like my expectations are better set by looking at these statements as motivations the actor uses to inhabit the character, and we may well never see evidence of these issues beyond how we read the performance.
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6:02PM on 01/06/2014
It's weird that in phase 1 captain America was my least anticipated film yet in phase 2 it has been my most.
It's weird that in phase 1 captain America was my least anticipated film yet in phase 2 it has been my most.
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3:41PM on 01/06/2014
I just hope he asks someone to "step outside, mister"
I just hope he asks someone to "step outside, mister"
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3:22PM on 01/06/2014
Will easily be the best Phase 2 film and probably surpass The Dark World as being the best solo Avenger film since the first Iron Man.

I for one can't wait to see the Captain back in action kicking ass for the red, white, and blue.
Will easily be the best Phase 2 film and probably surpass The Dark World as being the best solo Avenger film since the first Iron Man.

I for one can't wait to see the Captain back in action kicking ass for the red, white, and blue.
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3:04PM on 01/06/2014

They also have to address..

Why the fuck WAR MACHINE was'nt in THE AVENGERS. You've got a world wide threat and you don't use the militaries most valuable asset. It makes no sense. Atleast make something up, like he had the flu or something. Marvel just ignores it. Even in IRON MAN 3, they never mention why Rhodey was'nt there. Fucking weird.
Why the fuck WAR MACHINE was'nt in THE AVENGERS. You've got a world wide threat and you don't use the militaries most valuable asset. It makes no sense. Atleast make something up, like he had the flu or something. Marvel just ignores it. Even in IRON MAN 3, they never mention why Rhodey was'nt there. Fucking weird.
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3:09PM on 01/06/2014
I don't think its that weird. If War Machine was being actively used by the army in other parts of the world why would he be immediately available to fly back to New York and deal with a surprise attack. Plus [link]
I don't think its that weird. If War Machine was being actively used by the army in other parts of the world why would he be immediately available to fly back to New York and deal with a surprise attack. Plus [link]
3:25PM on 01/06/2014
It still should have been adresse in either film. They addressed portman's absence in both movies with quick throwaway lines, and she's not even central to the plot of AVENGERS.
It still should have been adresse in either film. They addressed portman's absence in both movies with quick throwaway lines, and she's not even central to the plot of AVENGERS.
5:31PM on 01/06/2014
well if you watched Iron Man 3 you would know, that he is under the direction of the United States. And if you watched The Avengers you would have seen that they were willing to destroy Manhattan to keep that invasion from going too far. Put the two together, do you think War Machine would have a made a difference? No. They jumped straight to the nuke. My guess is that War Machine was half way around the world dealing with American issues and missions. I mean it happened so fast that the police
well if you watched Iron Man 3 you would know, that he is under the direction of the United States. And if you watched The Avengers you would have seen that they were willing to destroy Manhattan to keep that invasion from going too far. Put the two together, do you think War Machine would have a made a difference? No. They jumped straight to the nuke. My guess is that War Machine was half way around the world dealing with American issues and missions. I mean it happened so fast that the police or national guard wasn't even ready. Basically he wasn't needed.
6:15PM on 01/06/2014
Within the context of the movies, War Machine isn't part of Shield, or the Avengers.
Within the context of the movies, War Machine isn't part of Shield, or the Avengers.
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2:54PM on 01/06/2014

Rock out!

With my COCK Out!
With my COCK Out!
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6:16PM on 01/06/2014
charming.
charming.
2:51PM on 01/06/2014
The political thriller vibe of this movie is great, I'm really excited to see something kinda new.
The political thriller vibe of this movie is great, I'm really excited to see something kinda new.
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