Superhero fans don’t have to wait long for 2014’s first comic book movie, as Marvel’s sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens wide in just a couple of short months. Some new images from the pic have landed online today, along with some comments from Chris Evans regarding Cap’s relationship with Anthony Mackie’s Falcon in the follow-up. Described as a political thriller, The Winter Soldier finds Captain America teaming up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to face off against an assassin known as “The Winter Soldier.” As we can see in these new images, it appears that Cap’s old suit makes an appearance in the sequel.
Hit the jump to check out the new images and to see what Evans had to say about the relationship between Captain America and Falcon and the film’s relevance to today’s world. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in 3D on April 4th.
Speaking with Hero Complex, Evans spoke about the timely nature of Cap’s dilemma in The Winter Soldier:
“For Steve, it’s about what is right. He’s relatively acclimated to the modern day — it’s not tech shock anymore, he’s not just like, ‘What’s a cellphone?’ It’s more about, given his situation, given the company he works for, what are we doing that’s the right thing? How much privacy, civil liberties are we willing to compromise for security? It’s pretty crazy how relevant it is right now.”
The actor also talked about why Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson (Falcon) are drawn together in the pic:
“Meeting Mackie’s character, he used to serve, now he works at the VA counseling guys who come home with PTSD — they connect on that level. I think they’re both wounded warriors who don’t bleed on other people. Cap has no one to bleed on. I think Mackie knows how to handle people like that. … Sometimes when things are bad, trusting a stranger is the way to go.”
Check out the new images below, also courtesy of Hero Complex.