The of the best things Marvel has going for it is the way they’ve been linking their movies into a cohesive universe. These connections range from minor to more expansive, the latter seems to be the case by the end of Phase 2. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-director Joe Russo discussed the upcoming film, and how it serves as the link between The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“There’s a very strong connection in the narrative between the events of the end of ‘Avengers’ that drive this film — and there’s a very strong hand off to ‘Avengers 2′ at the end of this movie. And Kevin Feige’s whole thing is that this is the biggest bridge of all of Phase 2 movies; it really is. It does involve the most amount of Avengers of any of the films in Phase 2, and it has sort of a, you know, there’s a very big shift in the universe at the end of this movie.”
What do you think this “shift” could be? Is it more Extremis? The creation of Ultron?
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier will pick-up where Marvel’s The Avengers left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.
The movie is directed by the team of Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The cast includes Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford.
The movie is set to be released on April 4th, 2014.