Marvel Studios unviled their trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier today, and one thing’s certain — we’re counting down the days until its April 4, 2014 release. Soldier finds Steve Rogers – that’s Mr. America to you – living in Washington, D.C. after the cataclysmic events that concluded The Avengers. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Rogers (Chris Evans) and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) enlist the help of the Falcon, a new ally played by Anthony Mackie. Captain America was first published as a comic book in 1941, and The Winter Soldier also features Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and current Men’s Journal cover man Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce.
In an interview earlier this month with Rolling Stone, Anthony Mackie said “we’re kicking a lot of ass” in The Winter Soldier, and that it’s “much better than anyone thought it would be.” That’s a win for the Comic-Con crowd, since the 2011 prequel featured “standard-issue” action according to Peter Travers. Still, Chris Evans makes a hell of an MVP, and the inclusion of Robert Redford – whose performance in J. C. Chandor’s All is Lost has been called a stupendous tour de force – is a huge win for Stan Lee and Co.