Following yesterday's look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier from Empire Magazine, we have five more new photos from their 25th Anniversary issue, featuring Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Robert Redford (Alexander Pierce) and Frank Grillo (Crossbones). Check out these latest images, then read on for new plot details from co-screenwriter Christopher Markus and co-director Anthony Russo.
Christopher Markus reveals how Steve Rogers has evolved since 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, and how Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow has a much different perspective than Captain America.
"What helps us get past the pious Boy Scout that he could turn into is that he doesn't really want to be this guy. He would prefer to be Steve Rogers just walking down the street, helping people sometimes. He felt the call when the War came. He's kind of the still center and things happen around him and are influenced by him. It's interesting in this movie, for instance, to watch his relationship with Black Widow, who of course has a very different outlook. It can make it difficult with executives who often want arcs. It's very difficult not to sound lazy when you go, 'Well, he doesn't really have an arc.'"
Anthony Russo talked about the use of drones for surveillance in this sequel, and the morality of using these high-tech planes against our enemies.
"What made 70s thrillers interesting is that it was a very complicated time. We were peeling back the curtain with Watergate and realizing how corrupt the system was. Now, again with the proliferation of social media, you can blow the whistle on the NSA and it can be around the world in 30 seconds. And we have the morality of drones. It is right to preemptively use them to kill suspected terrorists prior to any sort of trial? So the times we're living in are even more complex."