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Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Community)
Writer: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Chris Evans – Captain America
Toby Jones – Armin Zola
Sebastian Stan – Bucky Barnes
Samuel L. Jackson – Nick Fury
Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow
Cobie Smulders – Maria Hill
Robert Redford – Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.
Hayley Atwell – Peggy Carter
Anthony Mackie – Falcon
The film will pick up where “The Avengers” left off, with Evans’ Steve Rogers struggling to embrace his role in the modern world and teaming up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington.
7/20/13 – From Marvel Studios Panel at Comic Con (Source: Newsarama)
Evans opened up a bit when asked about the challenge inherent with Captain America’s wholesome nature, and black-and-white approach to good and evil.
“To be candid, that’s kind of the hurdle with Captain America,” Evans said. “His nature to put himself last. His nature is to take everyone’s conflict, and put it on his back, and it makes it hard to have an interesting film.”
Yet in Winter Soldier, Cap will be facing a more vexing moral situation, Evans said. “It’s not about just doing the right thing, but ‘What is the right thing?’ It’s not black and white, it’s grey.”
Evans also pointed out that Winter Soldier‘s Steve Rogers will be much more acclimated to modern times.
“I think you get a little tired if every joke is, ‘What’s the Internet?’ He gets it,” Evans told the dozens of assembled reporters. “The problem is, he doesn’t sling jokes. He’s not sarcastic. It’s hard to find humor, unless the humor is self-deprecating. He’s up to speed, he has a cell phone.”
Johansson was frank when asked about the female roles in Marvel Studios productions, telling the crowd that, “Most female superhero films are simply not really good. They’re just not well made. They fall back on this kind of hair-flipping, pose-y, hand on hips kind of thing. We do a little bit of that, of course. It’s important that it looks good.”
“I’ve really had a great opportunity. Joss [Whedon] really set the bar in Avengers to celebrate these female characters that are usually kind of bookends, or ornaments, to sell the sex appeal. He was such a pioneer. It’s been a real pleasure for me to play those multilayers, and be able to act, and not just pose. Our characters have some real storylines here. We’re not just the romantic interests. And thank god for that.”
Asked about the transition from Bucky to Winter Soldier, Stan said, “In a sense, he’s very similar to Steve Rogers, in that he’s another lost man in this new world. For me, it was, how was I going to tie that to what people had already seen in the first film, and still recognize the same person, in the end.”
Another major Captain America supporting character featured in the film is Falcon, and Joe Russo said that while he couldn’t say exactly how much the character figures into a film, he stated that Sam Wilson is “very personal” to the Russo brothers, due in part to the role he played in the comic books they read growing up.
“Cap’s looking for a friend in the modern world, and Falcon could be that guy, if that gives you any hint,” Joe Russo said.
When asked if there’s a chance Falcon might join the Avengers down the road (the character is part of the main cast of the current animated series Avengers Assemble, along with the heroes from the 2012 film), Mackie answered, “My brother was a huge comic book person, and he always showed me the comic books with Black Panther and the Falcon. If the Falcon happens to be added to the Avengers world, I’m looking for the opportunity to take down Iron Man.”
Vam Camp was also elusive when talking about her role, stating, “I think people have a certain idea of what I’m meant to be playing, but I think they’ll be surprised at how we introduce this character.”
4/8/13 – Production begins. Set to film in Los Angeles, Washington DC and Cleveland.
3/4/13 – Kevin Feige states:
What’s exciting to me about Cap – sort of about Iron Man 3 too if you look at it – is it’s tonally almost like a different genre. Shane Black’s described Iron Man 3 as a Tom Clancy sort of political thriller, which I like a lot. We hired our directors on Cap because they loved our explanation that we really want to make a ’70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie. Just like with the first film – we got Joe Johnston because we said, ‘We want to do a ’40s World War Two movie masquerading as a big superhero movie.’ I love that we’re doing a sequel to a film that’s a completely different genre than the first film. (SFX Magazine)
Principal Photography begins March 2013.
9/28/13 – Announced that parts of the movie will be shot in Cleveland (Source)