Cap’s back! Get in here and watch this new Captain America trailer. It’s practically The Avengers 2 already.
Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, is back in the suit and behind his mighty shield, fighting the good fight.
The plot centres around the Captain and S.H.I.E.L.D agents battling a new “shadowy enemy”. But according to the comics, The Winter Soldier is Rogers’ friend, Bucky Barnes. Barnes fought in World War II with Steve Rogers, and was killed in a plane crash. He was also hurtled into the freezing waters of the North Atlantic Ocean; preserving his body.
The comic story arc sees Bucky found and defrosted by Soviets. He’s given a bionic arm and sent out to do secret assassination and black ops missions for the shadowy government department. Bucky and the Captain eventually meet up, and Rogers conveniently cures him of his amnesia before they begin fighting together again to fend off terrorist attacks.
There are a few details in there that can’t play out exactly as they should because of the events of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, but it’s awesome to see that this seminal character is back to kick some arse.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier sees the return of Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Maria Hill. The freaking awesome helicarrier is also back, and from the looks of it, S.H.I.E.L.D is going to have one hell of a repair bill for that thing. Again.
There’s also an interesting moment in the trailer when Anthony Mackie’s character sprouts mechanical wings to fly off the helicarrier. In the IMDB credits, he’s listed as Sam Wilson, AKA The Falcon. Sweet.
It’s so good to see more depth in the Marvel universe than ever, with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D burning up the small screen while our main heroes continue to enhance their storylines on the silver screen.
Captain America: The Winder Soldier hits screens on 3 April, 2014.