Film Review: Captain America – The Winter Soldier

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Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe picks up with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) a.k.a. Captain America, as he struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. Under the authority of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Captain America is forced to face a new threat from old history – the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier – as S.H.I.E.L.D. is subverted by its enemies. But when Rogers acts on Fury’s warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organisation. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and his new friend, The Falcon (Anthony Mackie).

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Captain America 2 Seeks Leading Lady: Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones & Imogen Poots In The Running

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With Antony Mackie recently announced to be playing the role of Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, in Marvel’s upcoming Captain America sequel, the attention has moved on to finding a female lead, which is now down to three frontrunners – Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones and Imogen Poots – it has been reported this week.

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Sequel Is Confirmed as ‘The Avengers’ Reaches Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Of All Time

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The Avengers has reached the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, Disney have announced this week, becoming the fastest film to reach $200 million domestically in just three days.

Also marking the second highest single-day take of all time at $80.8M, following record-breaking days on Saturday ($69.5M) and Sunday ($57M), the film’s 3-day record-breaking opening weekend’s domestic reached at $207.4M with a foreign total at $447.4M, giving a total global gross of $654.8M in 12 days.

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‘Captain America 2’ To Be Filmed in Present Day

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With Captain America: The First Avenger being released on DVD and Blu-ray this week (25th Oct), writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have told The HD Room that the sequel will stick mostly to Marvel Universe‘s present day. Seen as though that’s where the first film ended, I think this is something we had already predicted anyway.

“I think it’s safe for us to say that it’s primarily set in the modern day,” says Markus. “That seems to have been the biggest question people have been wondering about regarding the sequel… [We]’ve been left with room to explore Cap entering the modern day wondering, ‘What is all this? What’s happened to the world?’”

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