Marvel's Kevin Feige Calls ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ a Political Thriller

The Marvel President talked about the superhero genre being a 'fad', teasing new insight into this Marvel's Phase II sequel.
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Marvel's Kevin Feige Calls ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ a Political Thriller

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a political thriller says producer Kevin Feige Marvel's Phase II is moving along quite swiftly, with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World arriving in theaters later this year. Next in line is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Chris Evans returning as Steve Rogers/Captain America. Marvel executive and producer Kevin Feige recently spoke about the superhero genre being a "fad," and teased an intriguing political element of this upcoming sequel.

"If it is a fad, it's one that lasts 30 to 40 years, as the Western did, because each one is so different. There's an opportunity to graft almost sub-genres onto them. Our first Captain America film was a World War II picture, and the next is a political thriller. They all have their own textures and patinas, and that's what is exciting about it."

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is based on Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's 2005 story arc that is set in present day and features the return of Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, who is transformed in to the villainous Winter Soldier. Anthony Mackie also stars as Falcon, with Frank Grillo portraying Crossbones. Marvel's The Avengers stars Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Cobie Smulders are also reprising their roles as Nick Fury, The Black Widow, and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released April 4th, 2014.

Sources:Variety

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  • Fry-3000 • 2 years ago

    I hope they don't use the costume he wore on the avengers, that was awful compared to the one he wore on the captain America movie, which was so much better.

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    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

      @rudy Yes, he certainly is.

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      • ghostman • 2 years ago

        @therealGoku Darn that sucks :/

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        • therealGoku • 2 years ago

          @ghostman but I like the costume he wore at the end of the captain America movie most!

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          • therealGoku • 2 years ago

            @ghostman links are messed up

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            • shuabert • 2 years ago

              Cool take on it. Cap is one of the heroes that fits more in the "real world" so a political thriller take on the genre is something of a good idea. (Much like Iron Man 3 has sort of been described as a tech-thriller).

              I wonder if they are going to go more into the shadowy organization behind SHIELD that was revealed in The Avengers, and explore the government in this universe.

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              • rudy • 2 years ago

                I have to give props to Kevin Feige, he's very active with these movies.

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                • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                  He is Captain America after all

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                  • ghostman • 2 years ago

                    @therealGoku which would you prefer more as the new suit:

                    #1. http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac256/HobieMods/Captain%20America%20WIPs/Color.jpg

                    #2. http://media.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/28235/Winter%20soldier%20bub.jpg

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                    • the-movieghost • 2 years ago

                      Just don't make it "too political".

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                      • therealGoku • 2 years ago

                        Change the costume again. I liked the first costume better

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                        • Roberto-Mata • 2 years ago

                          Like the new Angle!

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                          • ROFLitschristian • 2 years ago

                            Call it whatever you want. Just give us more of the Captain!

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                            • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                              Digging the different angle, if it holds true.

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                              • narrator • 2 years ago

                                Loathe as I am to admit it, the comparison to Westerns isn't a terrible one.

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