In Preparation for April 4, 2014 Film Release
Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studiosâ€™ release, â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengers,â€ production on the highly anticipated release, Marvelâ€™s â€œCaptain America: The Winter Soldierâ€ has commenced in Los Angeles, Calif., with production also including locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (â€œWelcome to Collinwoodâ€) from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus (â€œCaptain America: The First Avengerâ€) & Stephen McFeely (â€œCaptain America: The First Avengerâ€).Â Marvelâ€™s â€œCaptain America: The Winter Soldierâ€ returns Chris Evans (â€œCaptain America: The First Avenger,â€ â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengersâ€) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengers,â€ â€œIron Man 2â€) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengers,â€ â€œIron Man 2â€) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert RedfordÂ has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. â€œCaptain America: The Winter Soldierâ€ is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.
â€œCaptain America: The Winter Soldierâ€Â will pick-up where â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengersâ€ 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.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvelâ€™s â€œCaptain America: The Winter Soldierâ€ features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (â€œCaptain America: The First Avenger,â€ â€œBlack Swanâ€) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (â€œThe Hurt Locker,â€ â€œMillion Dollar Babyâ€) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengers,â€ â€œHow I Met Your Motherâ€) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (â€œZero Dark Thirtyâ€) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (â€œDeath Warriorâ€) as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast areHayley Atwell (â€œCaptain America: The First Avengerâ€) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones (â€œCaptain America: The First Avenger,â€ â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€) as Arnim Zola,Â Emily VanCamp (â€œThe Ring 2,â€ â€œRevengeâ€) as Agent 13 andÂ Maximiliano HernÃ¡ndez (â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengers,â€ â€œThorâ€) as Agent Jasper Sitwell.
Marvel Studiosâ€™ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis Dâ€™Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (â€œElysium,â€ â€œDistrict 9â€), production designer Peter Wenham (â€œ21 Jump Street,â€ â€œFast Fiveâ€), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. (â€œStar Wars: Episode 7,â€ â€œThe Perks of Being a Wallflowerâ€) and three time OscarÂ®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (â€œThe Hunger Games,â€ â€œHarry Potter and the Sorcererâ€™s Stoneâ€).
Marvel Studiosâ€™ upcoming release schedule includes â€œIron Man 3â€ on May 3, 2013, and â€œThor: The Dark Worldâ€ on November 8, 2013. The studio most recently produced the critically acclaimed â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengers,â€ which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million. The film, which shattered both domestic and international box office records, is Disneyâ€™s highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marks the studioâ€™s fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.
In the summer of 2011, Marvel successfully launched two new franchises with â€œThor,â€ starring Chris Hemsworth, and â€œCaptain America: The First Avenger,â€ starring Chris Evans. Both films opened #1 at the box office and have grossed over $800 million worldwide combined. In 2010 â€œIron Man 2,â€ starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury took the #1 spot in its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million.
In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies â€œIron Manâ€ and â€œThe Incredible Hulk.â€Â â€œIron Man,â€ in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Heroâ€™s powerful armor and stars alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008, and was an immediate box office success.Â Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend.Â On June 13, 2008, Marvel released â€œThe Incredible Hulk,â€ marking its second number one opener of that summer.