Captain America: The Winter Soldier news round-up

News Simon Brew
15 Jan 2014 - 10:00

Scarlett Johansson, Avengers 2, fresh photography and a new Captain America: The Winter Soldier image...

Please note: there's a potentially very light spoiler for the film ahead, where we talk about one location where the movie is shooting.

With Thor: The Dark World confirmed for DVD and Blu-ray next month, the Marvel Studios publicity machine is gradually turning its attention to its next project, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It's the film that effectively fires the starting gun for summer blockbuster season this year, and its late March UK release date suggests that season will be a long one in 2014.

A couple of new bits and bobs to do with the film, then.

Firstly, Scarlett Johansson has been chatting about reprising the role of Black Widow, in particular the ensemble approach. "My first Marvel film was Iron Man 2 and then we did The Avengers and then Chris Evans and I did Cap 2", she said, "but I think that film, there's a couple of new characters. The Falcon is a new character in that, and of course Sebastian Stan is kind of continuing his character, obviously he's playing the Winter Soldier. But these characters really kind of take on something bigger than they've ever seen, so I think it's something that they can't do without each other".

She also talked about taking on the role for a fourth time in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, teasing Joss Whedon's screenplay for that movie. "I think the script is dark and it’s dry, it’s got this amazing one-liner, glass-cutting sense of humor", she said.

Some additional photography is underway too on Captain America 2, although we can't imagine there'll be too much of it. It's unclear whether these are reshoots, pick-ups or new scenes, but the cast have been filming at a Los Angeles hospital (we have no idea why). Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and Scarlett Johansson are amongst those who have been spotted there.

Finally, a new image from the film has popped up over at the Los Angeles Times. So we'll leave with Evans as Captain America, and Anthony Mackie in his Falcon outfit...

The film arrives in UK cinemas on March 28th 2014.

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