Amidst a flurry of Thor: The Dark World news and reviews (read ours here) ahead of its November 8 debut, Marvel isn't wasting time getting you amped for its next release, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If Thor's sequel doubles down on the sci-fi/fantasy stuff, Captain America's next movie looks to have a more grounded, '70s spy thriller vibe to it, with Cap (Chris Evans) sticking by S.H.I.E.L.D.'s side as they begin to pick up the pieces following the events of The Avengers.
Watch the first trailer below.
Inspired by a very popular arc within the Captain America comics, The Winter Soldier finds Cap battling an old friend in Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), who seemingly returns from the dead as a powerful force. Only this time he's not fighting alongside Cap -- he's literally fighting our heroes, who all scramble to figure out who this mysterious assassin is before it's too late.
This time around Cap will team up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in what Marvel's Kevin Feige told us is her biggest role to date in any of the Marvel movies. He also said that this particular movie will most inform the next Avengers film, so pay close attention to everything you see.
Also along for the ride are Anthony Mackie (The Falcoln), Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow/Crossbones), Emily VanCamp (Agent 13) and Robert Redford (Alexander Pierce). Other familiar faces like Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders will be there, too, in what looks to be another great ride from the ever-evolving, big-screen Marvel universe.
For more on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, check out our interview with Mackie, Grillo and VanCamp from this past San Diego Comic-Con. The film hits theaters on April 4, 2014. Tell us what you think of the first trailer below.
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