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Comic Con: The Marvel Panel! Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Epic clip and trailer description!

Jul. 21, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Without question, the one presentation I was most looking forward to was for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. As a huge fan of Bucky/Winter Soldier as created by writer Ed Brubaker, the prospect of seeing this storyline on the big screen is like a dream come true. Kevin Feige sat with directors Anthony and Joe Russo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily Van Camp, and of course, Sebastian Stan. The panel kicked off with the cast talking about their roles and the overall theme of the film.

“It turns out Marvel knows what they’re doing, so every time you put the suit back on, you get really excited and can’t wait to see what they’re going to do," said Evans, who is reprising the role for the third time. Evans also talked about how Cap is deaing with the adjustment to present-day life and how telling right from wrong is much more difficult as the issues are much more complicated than they were in the 1940's. Johansson stressed how her Black Widow character is much more integral to the story this time and acts as a partner to Cap in this outing. She also says that this is a much "grittier" film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe then we've seen before.

Samuel L. Jackson said that it was "bad ass" to be back playing Nick Fury again and that he and Cap "understand each other as soldiers" which helps make Cap's transition a little easier. However, Jackson also pointed out that "everything that comes out of his [Fury's] mouth is a lie anyway." Anthony Mackie, who plays The Falcon, was especially excited about his role, saying, "I got guns and wings and we're jamming out business!"

The question was also posed as to how faithfully the film adapts Ed Brubaker's Winter Soldier storyline that inspired the movie and Feige said that it will be "pretty close" with the main element being that of Cap's surprise, rather than the audiences as to who The Winter Soldier really is. When asked why he hired the Russo brothers for the film, Feige said that Marvel has "always been rewarded" when hiring diverse talent like theirs, but then trailed off, saying: "Do you want me to talk about why I hired them or do you want me to show you?"

Aaaand, like that we're onto the first footage and trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER:

It begins with a clip, as Cap walks onto an elevator in a massive building, his shield on his back and rocking the new S.H.I.E.L.D.-themed uniform. The elevator begins to move and then stops, with a number of SWAT-like guys entering, including Frank Grillo as Rumlow (Crossbones). Cap addresses him as Rumlow and they seem to have a working relationship and start talking about a mission they're about to go on. The elevator stops and more people get on. Cap starts to get suspicious and looks around at everyone, who all face forward as the elevator continues to move again. It then stops a third time, with more people getting onboard. Cap waits a beat and then says, "Before we do this. Does anyone want to get off?"

And with that, we're into a full on closed-space brawl, that goes down every bit as bad ass and awesome as a James Bond or Jason Bourne style throw down. What's clever is that these guys came prepared, utilizing a magnetic clasp that is meant to hold Cap down so that they can subdue/sedate him. But, the Super Soldier serum isn't easily defeated and Cap is able to pull free, using the clasps as hand holds to manuever around the tight space and unleash hell. That is, except for Rumlow, who looks vicious and intense when taking on Cap as they're the last two standing. It's a tough fight, and although Cap prevails, you are left feeling that Rumlow is a contender for him. Cap stands in the elevator, surrounded by knocked out bad guys, kicking his shield up to his hand like a boss and we jump right into the new trailer.

The trailer begins after this, kicking into high gear with a lot of quick cuts and action sequences spliced in that it would be impossible to recount it all in just one watch. There are snippets of dialogue peppered throughout, including the first images and dialogue from Robert Redford, who is mostly office-bound. Fury and Cap are standing in a heavily industrialized military area talking at one point with Fury saying something to the effect of, "We have to deal with the world as it is; not how we’d like it to be," to which Cap says, "That's fear, not freedom." From there it's a lot of running, from all characters, including SWAT teams, Black Widow, Cap, an exploding SUV (as we've seen in the set pics), and a familiar armored arm ripping off the hood of a moving vehicle while he's on top of it.

There's also a massive S.H.I.E.L.D. base that is very reminiscent of the Triskelion base from the ultimates comics, that really puts the scale of Cap in perspective. Remember how cool the Helicarrier was in THE AVENGERS when you saw it? Now imagine a massive, almost "Death Star" like docking base where you could easily fit twenty of them. There's also a sequence that shows the new and improved Hellicarrier crashing into the water and it crumpled and explodes in layers as it crashes, which really plays up the sheer volume of it. One thing's for sure. The rumblings that this film is every bit as big as THE AVENGERS in terms of action and scope seem deadly accurate.

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The Falcon is introduced in style, showing him being chased by bad guys on a roof top, forcing him to jump off, while shooting two automatic handguns, then activating his wings and flying off, while still firing away. The trailer is super light on actual Winter Soldier footage aside from the hood sequence above and the title pops up as if that's all we're going to get. Only it's not. The sweet reveal comes after the title, where we see Cap's heavily scathed shield embedded in the ground, debris and flames riddled on the ground. A pair of black, military style boots walk toward it and then a silver, bionic arm reaches out and grabs it, the camera panning up to reveal the unmasked Winter Soldier. The coolest aspect? Although he doesn't have the eyemask, the area around the eyes is darkened, much like warpaint, and in the last second he looks up, showing his eyes, looking determined and angry.

And, at that point, my nerdgasm kicks in. My bias is already clear, but with such high expectations this could easily have let me down in a big way. Instead, it absolutely blew me away. The last five seconds alone are enough, but the fact that the entire film looks like a fast, smart, military action thriller that is mostly shot in broad daylight, which really adds some great atmospheric flavor, reminding me a lot of a Tony Scott action thriller from the good ol' days. It's slick, brutal, and epic in size. Although, THOR: THE DARK WORLD looks super impressive as well, my money is one hundred percent on this one to be the best of the Phase Two standalone films.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER unleashes the awesome on April 4, 2014.

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11:55AM on 07/22/2013
So, is this going to be as goofy and cheesy as the first one?
So, is this going to be as goofy and cheesy as the first one?
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10:53AM on 07/22/2013
The first Captain America was not good. It was definitely the weakest of the solo character movies. But the way Whedon handles his character in The Avengers made me fall in love with the character again. Now I'm seriously looking forward to the Winter Soldier.
The first Captain America was not good. It was definitely the weakest of the solo character movies. But the way Whedon handles his character in The Avengers made me fall in love with the character again. Now I'm seriously looking forward to the Winter Soldier.
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6:16AM on 07/22/2013
Sounds truly awesome - though I wish I could just stay away from these stories and leave it until I saw the movie in the cinema. After MoS lifted me out of this hemisphere after it's orgasmic induced third trailer...I don't think I have it in me to be left so disappointed again come the end product. Rarely do I go in to see a movie in this modern age (cinema or otherwise) with zero insight but it has happened twice (District 9 and the original Texas chain saw movie which I only saw in the
Sounds truly awesome - though I wish I could just stay away from these stories and leave it until I saw the movie in the cinema. After MoS lifted me out of this hemisphere after it's orgasmic induced third trailer...I don't think I have it in me to be left so disappointed again come the end product. Rarely do I go in to see a movie in this modern age (cinema or otherwise) with zero insight but it has happened twice (District 9 and the original Texas chain saw movie which I only saw in the early 2000s) and both times I was left thinking - great movie.
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3:06AM on 07/22/2013
When I was a little kid collecting comic these type of movies I could only see if I imagined them, it's a lucky time to be alive for comic book movie fans.

Cap 2 looks incredible, can't wait.... going to be an epic next few years for us fanboys :)
When I was a little kid collecting comic these type of movies I could only see if I imagined them, it's a lucky time to be alive for comic book movie fans.

Cap 2 looks incredible, can't wait.... going to be an epic next few years for us fanboys :)
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2:14AM on 07/22/2013

DAMNIT!

when will the rest of us get to see some of these trailers damnit!!!!!
when will the rest of us get to see some of these trailers damnit!!!!!
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12:07AM on 07/22/2013
I just love the Marvel movies so much! This just sounds like an excellent example of how great comic book movies can be. I'm stoked to see the trailer before Thor this fall!
I just love the Marvel movies so much! This just sounds like an excellent example of how great comic book movies can be. I'm stoked to see the trailer before Thor this fall!
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11:07PM on 07/21/2013
The scene was staged so well I wouldn't have thought these directors hadn't done action before. The tension, the choreography, the camera work and Chris Evans' acting all made it a really kickass little moment. The footage of Falcon flying while being pursued by a fighter jet was exhilarating to watch as well, and Anthony Mackie made that panel really funny. I didn't figure the scope of this movie to be quite so big until I saw that footage with the helicarrier falling out of the sky.
The scene was staged so well I wouldn't have thought these directors hadn't done action before. The tension, the choreography, the camera work and Chris Evans' acting all made it a really kickass little moment. The footage of Falcon flying while being pursued by a fighter jet was exhilarating to watch as well, and Anthony Mackie made that panel really funny. I didn't figure the scope of this movie to be quite so big until I saw that footage with the helicarrier falling out of the sky.
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12:47AM on 07/22/2013
I'm so jealous you actually got to see this in person.
I'm so jealous you actually got to see this in person.
12:39PM on 07/22/2013
I'm glad I made it in and am fully aware of what a privilege it was. I did stand in line for 10 hours or so and missed everything else in Hall H that day (especially the Batman Superman announcement) but I am relieved and happy I just made it in for the Marvel panel.
I'm glad I made it in and am fully aware of what a privilege it was. I did stand in line for 10 hours or so and missed everything else in Hall H that day (especially the Batman Superman announcement) but I am relieved and happy I just made it in for the Marvel panel.
10:14PM on 07/21/2013
That elevator scenes sounds awesome! Easily my most anticipated Phase 2 film. It's going to be great to see Captain back on the big screen again kicking ass.

Everything from the concept art to the set photos to the new suits all look perfect.
That elevator scenes sounds awesome! Easily my most anticipated Phase 2 film. It's going to be great to see Captain back on the big screen again kicking ass.

Everything from the concept art to the set photos to the new suits all look perfect.
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12:45AM on 07/22/2013
I'm with you on this one. Cap 2 looks like its going to just knock our socks off.
I'm with you on this one. Cap 2 looks like its going to just knock our socks off.
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7:06PM on 07/21/2013

So Bucky is back then ...

Shield + eye mask = Barnes is gonna rescue Cap. Which means he either gets his memories back or remembers Steve. Now either Barnes does a sacrificial play or like EMH show, he goes off to right his wrongs, and will come to help if needed in the future.
Shield + eye mask = Barnes is gonna rescue Cap. Which means he either gets his memories back or remembers Steve. Now either Barnes does a sacrificial play or like EMH show, he goes off to right his wrongs, and will come to help if needed in the future.
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6:25PM on 07/21/2013
The elevator description seems like the Cap version of Willis' With a Vengeance elevator scene. Each with their own style. Sounds pretty awesome!
The elevator description seems like the Cap version of Willis' With a Vengeance elevator scene. Each with their own style. Sounds pretty awesome!
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6:17PM on 07/21/2013

The first Captain America sucked

and I love the line from the Honest Trailer for The Avengers, "Captain America: No one's favorite character, who just kinda has to be there."
and I love the line from the Honest Trailer for The Avengers, "Captain America: No one's favorite character, who just kinda has to be there."
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9:58PM on 07/21/2013
All of the Marvel-controlled movies suck, except the Iron Man series. Otherwise, they're all boring, kid-friendly, predictable, Saturday morning garbage. I swear, when I watched Captain America, I thought I was watching some kind of awful afterschool special with too much money spent on special effects.
All of the Marvel-controlled movies suck, except the Iron Man series. Otherwise, they're all boring, kid-friendly, predictable, Saturday morning garbage. I swear, when I watched Captain America, I thought I was watching some kind of awful afterschool special with too much money spent on special effects.
10:10PM on 07/21/2013
There's the door and both of you are welcomed to walk through it and never look back.
There's the door and both of you are welcomed to walk through it and never look back.
10:22PM on 07/21/2013
You hush Soloist, you're easily impressed with anything. Just look at your avatar.

@Red4 - Thank you. Was feeling as if I just spoke some blasphemous statement for trashing that pile of crap. 53 down votes? Come on! lol
You hush Soloist, you're easily impressed with anything. Just look at your avatar.

@Red4 - Thank you. Was feeling as if I just spoke some blasphemous statement for trashing that pile of crap. 53 down votes? Come on! lol
10:57PM on 07/21/2013
I'm with Soloist. You're both talking out your asses.
I'm with Soloist. You're both talking out your asses.
12:40AM on 07/22/2013
I'm also with Soloist on this one. Don't let the door hit your sorry troll asses on the way out.
I'm also with Soloist on this one. Don't let the door hit your sorry troll asses on the way out.
12:47AM on 07/22/2013
I'm a troll because I give my opinion on a film? A shitty one at that? Please. Gfy.
I'm a troll because I give my opinion on a film? A shitty one at that? Please. Gfy.
3:42AM on 07/22/2013
Wow, that's a whole lot of hate from a lot of blinded-by-patriotism 'Muricans. Especially odd because Captain America has the lowest rating on IMDb of all The Avengers related movies. It wasn't horrible, it was just horribly bland.
Wow, that's a whole lot of hate from a lot of blinded-by-patriotism 'Muricans. Especially odd because Captain America has the lowest rating on IMDb of all The Avengers related movies. It wasn't horrible, it was just horribly bland.
5:44AM on 07/22/2013
Don't worry about Soloist's comments. If his avatar is any indicator, he's a fan of the Green Lantern movie, which is not only the worst superhero movie out there (even worse than Batman and Robin), it's one of the worst movies in general. It's down there with Manos The Hands of Fate. But even Manos is better than most of the shit pies Marvel has been pulling out of its fecal oven.
Don't worry about Soloist's comments. If his avatar is any indicator, he's a fan of the Green Lantern movie, which is not only the worst superhero movie out there (even worse than Batman and Robin), it's one of the worst movies in general. It's down there with Manos The Hands of Fate. But even Manos is better than most of the shit pies Marvel has been pulling out of its fecal oven.