“Captain America: The Winter Solider,” is the second movie in the Captain America movie franchise. It is based upon the Marvel comic book series first published in 1941. Since its debut in 1941 the Captain America comics have sold more than 210 million copies in more than 70 countries. The story follows Steve Rogers aka Captain America in his quest to defend his country and adjust to the modern world. In Marvel’s movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Steve Rogers teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow and Sam Wilson aka Falcon, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opened with a record-breaking $96.2 million which is the top April opening of all time and worldwide has brought in over $303.3 million.
As part of my trip to Los Angeles a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down in an interview room with 25 other bloggers and interview the cast of Captain America: The Winter Solider as well as Kevin Feige Marvel Studios president and producer of the movie.
To prepare for his role at Captain America Chris learned Mixed Martial Arts. Towards the end of the movie he was more comfortable with the techniques. Chris said that his favorite scene to see on the big screen is the opening scene on the ship. He really liked it because it was great to see Captain America in action, he was powerful and this showed that he belongs on the Avengers. Read the full interview with Chris Evans here.
Scarlett loves playing the Black Widow because she has great source material. It would be wonderful to have the challenge of playing her in a full length movie. She uses her brain, wit and feminine wiles to get the job done and she is a very playful character. Read the full Scarlett Johansson interview here.
In Captain America we are introduced to Sam Wilson aka Falcon. He has been a fan favorite in comic books since 1969. Antony Mackie was a crack up and it was such a great interview; read the Anthony Mackie interview here.
Sebastain said that comic books are not so easily transported to the screen, they have a lot of great information but when looking at ideas for how the Winter Soldier moves and behaves it was up to him to develop that. Read the full Sebastian Stan interview here.
Kevin explains that Marvel is a shared Universe, at first they set out to make a great “Iron Man” movie, then they decided to challenge themselves and try to string all the movies together. Kevin liked this idea because it allows the studio to broaden their audience. Each movie feels like it could stand alone yet are still connected to each other. Read the full Kevin Feige interview here.
Should you see Captain America: The Winter Soldier? The movie opens in Washington, D.C. two years after the movie “The Avengers”. A fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague of Steve Rogers comes under attack and he becomes caught in a mystery that threatens the world. Captain America and Black Widow try to unravel the truth but find they need assistance and enlist the help of Falcon. Eventually all three of our heroes come up against the Winter Solider. Read the Captain America: TWS movie review here.
I am a contribution blogger at 5 Minutes for Mom and Disney sent me to cover the screening of “Captain America” and to interview the cast. My expenses were paid for the trip but no other compensation was paid and all opinions are my own.