Official Synopsis: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
Once again we get a Captain America trailer filled to the brim with action. I do like how they aren’t giving too much away, but one thing is obvious: SHIELD has security issues. After Loki mind controlled several SHIELD agents then later used them to attack the Helicarrier in The Avengers, you would think they would have gotten their act together, but apparently not. Although, I have a feeling that this time there will be an internal instigator. The villain Crossbones, played by Frank Grillo, appears in the first trailer as a SHIELD agent and Robert Redford’s Alexander Pierce, a senior SHIELD member, makes the comment “To build a better world sometimes means tearing the old one down, and that makes enemies.” This line has been featured prominently in both trailers and I think he may be referring to SHIELD itself. So my theory is that Pierce hires the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) to kill Nick Fury so he can take over SHIELD and bring the organization into a new administration of sorts.
There was one line that stood out to me from Fury, and that was “Looks like you’re giving the orders now, Captain.” I can’t tell if this is simply Fury’s sarcasm or if they are setting up to have Rogers take over SHIELD by the end of the film. It may just me nothing, but if Rogers does become the director of SHIELD, that would be a great place to leave SHIELD before The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rogers had a short stint as SHIELD director in the comics, so it wouldn’t be too far fetched.
Still no Emily VanCamp as Agent 13/Sharon Carter, or at least in the US trailer. In the UK trailer down below, she appears for a moment. Cobie Smulders doesn’t appear as Maria Hill at all in either trailer. Crossbones, accept from the opening scene in the first trailer and the new UK trailer, doesn’t have much trailer time. I was hoping the second trailer would show is more of the supporting cast.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, will be in theaters on April 4, 2014 and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Robert Redford, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, and Cobie Smulders.