Just thought I'd post all the news about Winter Soldier from SDCC, for those who aren't there like me (or those too lazy to search online).
Here's an excerpt of what went down in the Marvel panel.
Feige immediately said, "The next one is Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and brings out the directors, then Frank Grillo, he introduced Emily Van Camp as "Agent 13 aka Sharon Carter!" Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, Sebastian Stan "used to go by the name Bucky Barnes, now Winter Soldier," Samuel L Jackson, Scarlet Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, and Chris Evans, Captain America are all on the stage.
Evans says it's better every time he puts on the suit. Cap isn't used to the new morality of the world, "It's harder to know what's right and wrong. Sometimes the actions you have to take certain threats compromise our civil liberties and privacy, and that's hard for Steve to swallow."
How integral is Natasha to the story? Johansson: "Integral." Feige: "She and Cap really share this film." Johansson, "She and Cap now have this relationship that they've built. It's an opportunity to see how she is in a more casual working relationship with somebody. It breaks down the barriers that she's put up. You learn more about her each time." She promises the "film is gritty, down, dirty knuckle fighting. A lot of action in this one."
How does it feel every time the eyepatch goes on, Sam? "Pretty bad ass!" Jackson says that Fury thinks of these people as "instruments of justice. Tools. But people that he cares about. He and Steve have a way of talking because they're both warriors. But he also knows Steve has a black-and-white view of the enemy and the good guys. he doesn't know how that changed. That's the grey area that S.H.I.E.L.D. works in. Almost everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie, and sometimes he has to figure out when he's lying to himself."
Sebastian Stan is thrilled to bring this story to the screen, and Feige said that it follows Brubaker's story "pretty close when it comes to Bucky's story."
Mackie, on the Falcon says, "I'm introducing Sam Wilson. I have wings and guns! That's all you need! That's what I got! So me and Cap go out and give him the business, her the business, that's what we do. Hand out the business."
Feige of the directors, the Russos says "we've always been rewarded by hiring really talented people. Let's show you why we hired them."
Joe and Anthony Russo talking about their film next, Joe says "it stems from 70s style political thrillers. We keep saying this is the best job we've ever had. I've read comics since I was 10 and presenting footage at Hall H is a dream come true."
Smulders says Maria Hill's part is "to basically find her way in this new world we find ourselves in."
Van Camp said, "It's been awesome and a little bit intimidating" to join this cast. "It's an awesome experience. We can't say too much."
Frank Grillo as Brock said, "It's a lot of fun and that's as much as I can say I guess!"
Huge round of applause for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and this cast leaves the stage.
And here's an AWESOME description of the clip shown at the panel:
And it's clip time.
It starts with the Triskelion. Cap's in his Super Soldier costume and looks awesome. He's going down an elevator with some guys with guns who have their hands on the holster. He notices, and is worried. One starts to sweat - something is up. Three huge guys get on the elevator. Cap feels like he's being set up (and is probably right). "Before we get started, does anyone wanna get out?" They all attack him, and he systematically DESTROYS them. Insane applause at the end, and he flips his shield into his hand. "I joined SHIELD to protect people," he says to Robert Redford's character. "Captain, to build a better world sometimes means tearing the old one down." Quick shots of supporting castmembers. A new helicarrier. In fact, many of them. "This isn't freedom, this is fear."
Black Widow kicking ass. Agent 13, too. Falcon dropping from the helicarrier and extending his wings. A helicarrier going down, and the logo - crowd goes wild. Shield is down in the ground, and Bucky's metal arm picks it up. And scene.
And here we have a brief interview with Crossbones, Agent 13, and Falcon. Seems like Crossbones won't be a straight bad guy, and he might not have a costume. More references to the movie being very 70s thriller:
After being pressed about playing Sharon Carter, which she "can't confirm," Emily VanCamp says,
"When we meet her, Kate (?), she is Captain America's neighbor and they're sort of hitting it off a little bit. That's really the extent of what I can say. What happens next, you'll just have to go see the movie."
On duo directors Anthony & Joe Russo, Emily says,
"When I met with them, [they] talked about incorporating an element of a 70s thriller-style. I thought that was really interesting, grounded and rooted in a reality that you could actually envision these things happening right now. Which I think makes it that much more interesting to watch because you're sort of participating with it rather just watching something heighten. I thought that was really appealing,"
Emily concludes. Regarding "Kate," it could likely be another code name.
"People out there have assumed a lot of stuff before they've seen anything [from the movie],"
says Frank Grillo when asked if we'll see Brock Rumlow become Crossbones in the sequel.
"There's an origin, or arc, to the character that might not take place now. It might go on. The whole mask and costume thing, it's absurd."
On the Russo brothers, Frank Grillo says,
"They brought an authenticity and the 70s film comparisons really good and they wanted to make it as real as possible. There's nothing outlandish or illogical about anything that anyone did. I think it all kind of made sense... even the stuff with [superhero action]."
"What we've done with the Falcon in the movie is build a relationship with Captain just like it is in the comic books,"
says Anthony Mackie.
"If you look at it, their relationship is sort of more comrades and buddies than it is Batman and Robin, or working partners. So, it's just more of me giving Rumlow a good ass-whooping every now and then,"
"Rumlow does not get his ass whooped,"
Grillo jokingly fires back. He continues,
"It doesn't roll like that... Rumlow's not a bad guy. Here's the other thing, people think conceptually about bad and good. I think this movie moves away from that; it's more two ideologies. It's less bad guy and good guy, which makes this movie different than a lot of the other superhero movies."
"The Avengers 1.5 meets Jason Bourne,"
Anthony Mackie adds that,
"Chris [Evans] was really able to really hone in and give an amazing performance (still) as Captain America, having done so many scenes with him. [He has] grounded him in this reality that we all live in today and not so much play him as a character of himself; not like 'oh I've never heard of the internet',"
Mackie says in a stocky superhero voice.
"[Chris] really made [Cap] an actual guy that you can relate to."
Concerning the Russo brothers' realistic approach, Anthony says,
"I think the action sequences are amazing. I feel like even though [the Russos] are known for comedy, they were able to bring a lightness and... there's so much action in the movie, because it is a superhero movie, they were able to give those moments to take a breath and get story before you go back into it. They're very good with story, character development, and good with giving you exposition without knowing you're getting exposition. And I feel like that's really difficult in these type of movies."
What do you think?
Finally, here are some shots of the new costume on display:
And a shot of the Harley his stunt double was shown riding:
More updates soon as I find them!