Before I say anything else, I must put forth this fact! The Russo brothers (Anthony and Joe) who I most love for directing countless episodes of my FAVORITE PIECE OF MEDIA EVER, ARRESTED fucking DEVELOPMENT have directed this film! (I also love the pair for directing some great eps of COMMUNITY.) Now…
Captain America: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Seems like it could have been an alternate title for the film, considering the trailer has very little of the Winter Soldier in it.
I’m just pleased as punch that we have a trailer for my favorite Avenger, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)… aka Captain America’s second lone outing. And it is fucking sweet! Less superhero antics, more thriller/spy type action… with 2 superbeings and an agent with custom made wings…
As stated previously, Captain America’s not that alone with Agent Romanov (Scarlett Johansson), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce, all along for the ride. A big S.H.I.E.L.D. fiesta.
IMDB also lists Emily VanCamp as Peggy Carter descendent and longtime comic ally to Steve Rogers, ‘Agent 13.’
Even Peggy (Hayley Atwell) and young Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) are listed, leading the the awesome conclusion there will be at least a few flashbacks to Captain America’s WWII days.
The world has changed, and Steve Rogers is still getting used to it (though he does have his updated suit of stars). Rather than punishing evil after it happens, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury are all about preventing terrorism. Is Rogers too idealistic? Because Nick Fury says that S.H.I.E.L.D. sees the world as it is, not as they want it to be.
“This isn’t freedom, this is fear.” – Steve Rogers
And what’s not to be afraid of? Bucky is back… as Winter Soldier; the film being based off the excellent WINTER SOLDIER storyline from the comic by epic Captain America writer & Eisner Award Winner Ed Brubaker. Let the reunion begin! Somebody has to catch that shield of his!
The screenplay? By Christopher Marcus and Stephen McFeely who wrote my favorite Avenger solo film CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, and the upcoming THOR: THE DARK WORLD. Surely Joss Whedon took an uncredited whack at the script as well.
Just watch… bath in the beauty of the first trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.