The first official U.K. trailer for Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" premiered online on Oct. 24, 2013. In just two days, the trailer has gotten more 10 million views on Marvel U.K.'s official YouTube channel.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" opens in the U.K. on March 26, 2014, and in the U.S. and Canada on April 4, 2014. Release dates in other countries may vary. The movie is the sequel to 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger." Chris Evans reprises his role as Captain America, also known as Steve Rogers.
At Comic-Con International 2013 in San Diego, there was a "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" panel discussion with Evans and several co-stars of the movie, including Scarlett Johansson (who plays Black Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff) and Samuel L. Jackson (who plays Nick Fury), along with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" brother directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.
At a press conference after the panel discussion, Evans commented, "To be candid, the hurdle with Captain America is that his nature is to put himself last. His nature is to take everyone else’s conflict and put it on his back. As a result, it makes it difficult to find an interesting film. Most complex characters have flaws, and Cap is a Boy Scout. The first 'Captain America' film was about giving him the opportunity to serve and be a soldier. In The Avengers, you had so many other characters and all of these establishments of relationships, so you can’t dive too deeply into any individual character.
"This movie is about showing Cap now. Given the opportunity to serve and given the ability to give of himself, the question now becomes, 'What’s right?' I think he’s so determined to be good and to do what’s right, the conflict with modern society, as opposed to the ‘40s is, 'What is right?' In the ‘40s, it was very easy to say, 'Nazis are bad.' We can all agree on that.
"Today, it’s a little bit harder to know, 'Who am I serving?,”' with modern technology and access. Where is the line? What are we willing to compromise, in terms of civil liberties, to ensure security? That’s where it gets blurry for Cap. What’s the right thing to do? It makes an interesting conflict for him because it’s not about just doing the right thing. It’s about, “What is the right thing?” I think we actually get to explore Cap struggling a little bit.
"It’s not black and white, it’s grey. That’s where his relationship with Black Widow comes to fruition. The relationship with Black Widow is interesting because she’s someone who’s always had the ability to compromise her morals, and Cap is black and white. As a result, something happens.
Jackson chimed in, "He’s got a potential whistle-blowing future."
Evans added, "Sam, take it easy! Something happens and, as a result, these two people from different worlds need to rely on one another. So, you have two people who, on the surface, may seem very different, find a lot of common ground and learn quite a bit from one another."
Oct. 25, 2013 update: Marvel has now released the U.S. trailer for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Click here to watch the trailer.