For those who haven’t read Ed Brubaker’s classic Winter Soldier run (and everyone should), this news might come as more of a surprise, but Marvel Entertainment President discussed the upcoming sequel, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, and described the film as a “political thriller.”
The man was discussing whether or not the superheroes were a cinematic fad. He was confident that it’s not; at least not a short term one. Here’s his reasoning:
“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.”
Chris Evans, Emil VanCamp, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, and Toby Jones star in the highly anticipated film, which opens April 4th, 2014.