Chris Evans: How Captain America Added to His Arsenal

116Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be the third chapter in Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe Phase 2. After having the stage set by last May’s Iron Man 3 and this November’s Thor: The Dark World (and with a handy assist from Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC), Winter Soldier finds the stalwart Captain Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) now fully initiated as a SHIELD operative and facing down a menace from his past which threatens the fate of the country; maybe even the world. (because, let’s be honest — it always threatens the world)

Along with some new threads, new allies like the Falcon (played by Runner Runner’s Anthony Mackie), and a new Washington, DC address, it appears Cap will also get some new moves. At a red carpet event for his new film, Evans spoke about the training Cap’s received since helping fight off an alien invasion in Marvel’s The Avengers. (Click the media bar below to hear Chris Evans)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier also stars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is scheduled to hit theaters April 4, 2014.

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During my younger years, Marvel Comics was my label of choice and Captain America my numero uno superhero.  The guy had the most patriotic outfit in the Marvel Universe, kicked butt in WWII (with his heroic sidekick Bucky and The Invaders), was a leader on The Avengers, and even battled a gigantic version of himself (comic fans must remember the Ameridroid!!).  The jury is still out on whether Chris Evans will do Cap justice in  Captain America: The First Avenger, but his dramatic turns in Sunshine and Street Kings proves he has the talent to knock this role out of the park.  Now word comes this week that SEGA is developing Captain America: Super Soldier for the Xbox 306, PS3, Wii, and the Nintendo DS!!  I’m not a fan of regurgitating company statements, but since I’m a huge ‘Cap fan here’s few words from SEGA Senior VP Gary Knight: “Videogame players the world over can now become Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Captain AmericaCaptain America: Super Soldier puts players in the boots of the ultimate Super-Soldier wielding Captain America’s legendary shield.  Working closesly with Marvel ensures we’re delivering the calibre product that gamers and comic fans deserve and it’s a partnership we’re proud of here at SEGA.”  Gamers will take on Cap’s lifelong nemesis, the Red Skull, as well as the Hydra crime organization as our hero tries to stop the evil experiments of scientist Arnim Zola.

Captain American Ready To Vanquish His Foes!!

Captain American Ready To Vanquish His Foes!!

Players will use Cap’s shield to take out several enemies at once, protect themselves from gunfire, and even scale walls.  SEGA’s press release gives no mention of any of the Invaders squad (Spitfire, Sub-Mariner, Union Jack, the Human Torch) or even Bucky making appearances, but hopefully the SEGA team will work a few cameos into the title.  With the videogame and Captain America: The First Avenger coming out next year, non-comic book fans will finally get acquainted with Marvel’s top dog (Cap to the Marvel Universe is akin to Superman in the DC universe).  Until Chris Evans throws his shield around or when gamers beat Red Skull to a bloody pulp….Make Mine Marvel!!!!!

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Stanley Tucci, who received an Oscar nomination for his work as a serial killer in The Lovely Bones, plays “Abraham Erskine,” the scientist who gives “Steve Rogers” (Chris Evans) the Super-Soldier Serum in Captain America: The First Avenger.  Casting Tucci and Evans in the movie is perfectly fine, but the choice of director Joe Johnston is questionable.  Johnston’s last film, The Wolfman, was simply a creative misfire, even though it featured Benicio Del Toro in the lead.  However, Johnston also helmed the first rate 1999 drama October Sky, and if he brings some of that passion into Captain America then the film definitely has a shot at greatness. Click on the media bar to hear Tucci talk about “Abraham Erskine.”

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We are sure by now that the millions of people who saw Iron Man 2 this past weekend, noticed a quick scene in the movie where they thought they saw Captain America’s shield.  Well, they were right.  Captain America is another superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, and for those who don’t know too much about comic books, Captain America and Iron Man team up as The Avengers, along with Thor and The Hulk.  Get ready for the film, Captain America, which will be released the Summer of 2011.  Chris Evans will be playing Captain America.  So why show Captain America’s shield in Iron Man 2? Director Jon Favreau explained his reasons to    “We introduced Captain America’s shield briefly in one shot in the last film,” he said. “An [Industrial Light and Magic] artist put it in there as a joke to us for our cineSync sessions, when we’re approving visual effects. “They got a laugh out of it, and I was like, ‘Leave it in, that’s pretty cool — let’s see if anybody sees it,’ ” he explained. “Of course, everybody saw it — so now it really was in his room, so we had to figure out how to deal with the reality that the shield was in his workshop.”

Favreau wouldn’t reveal any other details to, except to say that Tony Stark’s father invented the super-soldier serum that turns Steve Rogers into Captain AmericaFavreau stated, “Part of the history of the Stark family is the super-soldier program.”

So, do you think Captain America will be as good as Iron Man, or any other superhero movies? Let us know.