The website, Film Sketchr, has landed an interview and Captain America: The Winter Soldier concept art from conceptual illustrator, James Carson ("X-Men: First Class"). Here's a sample.

Film Sketchr chatted with conceptual illustrator James Carson, who has previously worked on Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor. This time the focus was on his latest project, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. James was tasked with the responsibility of helping to design key sets seen in the film like, the Triskelion (primary headquarters for S.H.I.E.L.D.), Steve Rogers apartment and Nick Fury's operating room. For the full interview click here.
Film Sketchr: The Triskelion has been a feature of the Ultimates comic books since 2002. Was there anything that you took from the source?

James Carson: We used the comic references sparingly. It seemed like many of the comic book images were more of a futuristic type design. Production Designer Peter Wenham felt early on that the Triskelion should be grounded in modern day sensibilities, and also representational of what S.H.E.I.L.D. had become, which is this huge powerful entity unto itself. So we really keyed off of Brutalist and Nazi architecture. Just big and brutal, and fortress-like. Early on were developing it as modular, fortress type shapes, but we weren't bringing out the "tri" in the Triskelion, which the comics have done quite successfully. One of the story points in the comic and just the name itself implies that it's made up of three basic systems, so we incorporated the three pillared cylinder as the centerpiece into the design.

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is produced by Kevin Feige, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp and Hayley Atwell, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
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cipher - 4/10/2014, 9:28 AM
F*ckin' cool designs.
Hellsing - 4/10/2014, 9:28 AM
The whole Lemurian Star sequence gets better with every viewing, Marvel Studios have outdone themselves with TWS.
Hellsing - 4/10/2014, 9:29 AM
and the designs are pretty nifty
cipher - 4/10/2014, 9:32 AM
I was flipping through the Winter Soldier the other day- I think it was the ninth issue or something- and there's this one part where they're lookin' for Lukin.. some dude says he's on the 41st floor, and I was like "wasn't that the floor Falcon jumped out of in the movie?"

I mean, it's nothing, really. Just an observation. I just thought it was amusing.
SuperCat - 4/10/2014, 9:32 AM
MercwithMouth - 4/10/2014, 9:34 AM
Nice work. Only 9 days until I get to see it!

3d or 2d? Which is better for Cap2?
eviltattooedguy - 4/10/2014, 9:38 AM
Is anyone else hoping that on agents of shield that agent ward gets turned into the grim reaper? Just a thought brought on by the opening song of the last episode. Blue oyster cult's "The Reaper"
MercwithMouth - 4/10/2014, 9:41 AM
I hope that Ward stays Ward. Not everyone needs to become a comic book character. Mike Peterson did, Skye will, that's enough for now. Ward's character is about to get immensely interesting, wouldn't want that ruined with a ham fisted origin story.
InfiniteMonkey - 4/10/2014, 9:43 AM
Super BadAssery.

Now off to do a 4th viewing with me girl.

Hail Hydra!
sKeemAn - 4/10/2014, 9:45 AM
These look great. I wonder what kind of program they use for this art. Maya?
GodzillaKart - 4/10/2014, 9:46 AM
What has happened to Ward is fantastic...but the actor simply is not bad ass enough to become Taskmaster.

IMO Taskmaster is one of Marvel's very best characters. I want to see that guy done right.
GodzillaKart - 4/10/2014, 9:47 AM
And...great designs.
MercwithMouth - 4/10/2014, 9:48 AM

Thanks man, I saw The Wolverine in 3d and it seemed very uneccesary, seems that way when they use more practical effects than CGI.
Gusto - 4/10/2014, 9:49 AM
cipher - 4/10/2014, 9:53 AM
DaGod- Yeah, it's definitely my favourite Cap story along with Waid's Man Out Of Time, and Operation Rebirth.

There's this one part in The Winter Soldier where they flash back to when Bucky was pulled out of the ice by the Russians, and it's just this panel of him laying on a slab, basically, with the chipped and melting ice falling off of his body, and that's where it really hit me that the dude really is like a dark reflection of Cap himself. I mean, it's even in the way the panel was laid out, it was meant to be reminiscent of the discovery of Cap's body. They're both the best of their kind, just different ideologies, that's all (or, in Bucky's case, brainwashing).. and that idea was carried over into the movie.
ComicsBornAndBred - 4/10/2014, 9:54 AM
cipher - 4/10/2014, 9:55 AM
I really liked how in the scene where Cap's falling from the destroyed helicarrier it's just basically the same as Bucky falling from the train, only their places are reversed.
maninfinesuit - 4/10/2014, 9:57 AM
Awesome film. Give these guys the keys to the third Avengers.

Rom - 4/10/2014, 9:59 AM
Really cool stuff.
TheGambitFreak - 4/10/2014, 10:05 AM
HAHA! I've been saying, "On your left." to all the chicks on the treadmills and runners on the track by my house. I [frick]ing love it!
Hellsing - 4/10/2014, 10:06 AM
@Cipher yeah man I noticed that too, that last confrontation hit me hard, I just loved the fact that Steve didn't give up on Bucky ever. It sums up who is so damn perfectly. Evans has really grown in to the role he's so damn perfect.

So listen up Marvel loosen those purse strings and renegotiate that contract with Evans, Cap needs to become the focal point for the MCU.
TheClemster - 4/10/2014, 10:07 AM
I really need to see this movie one more time.
Destined - 4/10/2014, 10:09 AM
I'll be seeing this again on Friday. These concept designs are brilliant!
TheClemster - 4/10/2014, 10:09 AM
@ ciph

by re-reading the TPB of winter soltier to the Death of Cap I realised that there is a ton of little nods like that.
Poolio - 4/10/2014, 10:12 AM
Unless he and Black Widow hooked up...

MercwithMouth - 4/10/2014, 10:15 AM

You're alive! Finally escaped Gusto's basement?
NoAssemblyReqd - 4/10/2014, 10:17 AM
They made the Triskelion look and feel like a real place. Well done.
TheClemster - 4/10/2014, 10:21 AM
@ Merc

lol no nobody will see me in Gus's basement again, ... unless there is free beer down there.

I just got a promotion and it involves quite a bit of travel so hard to take the time to comment ;)

How are you mate???
fortycals - 4/10/2014, 10:22 AM
Read the recent secret warriors books and toy will see even more nods than tws
TheClemster - 4/10/2014, 10:25 AM
@ fortycals

secret warriors is a great story and I am kind of hoping that it goes this way for the season 2 of AoS

But we need more super-powered characters
cipher - 4/10/2014, 10:27 AM
0mega- Yeah, man, definitely. That's one of the first things I noticed- soon as the movie starts up you can hear some of the musical cues from the first one in that first scene. What I like is how this one embraced a lot of the stuff from the first movie, yet if you watched 'em both back to back they're almost completely different, y'know? One's more of a retro/adventure, and the other's got the espionage feel. I mean, I definitely expected to like the movie, but I was really surprised by how much I ended up loving it in the end.

I'm not sure yet, and I probably need to see it a few more times, but The Winter Soldier just may be my favourite comic book movie.
cipher - 4/10/2014, 10:28 AM
Clem- Yep. I'm slowly going through Brubaker's stuff myself these past few weeks.
cipher - 4/10/2014, 10:32 AM
So, how many of you guys have made it a mission to start annoying your significant other with the "Hail Hydra" thing? Hehe, I know I have. The best way to do it is this-- first few days, say it loudly and at random times.. just to get her used to the routine, then start saying it under your breath a few days after that.. whisper it..

So that way, even if she doesn't quite hear you say it, it'll annoy her all the same because she'll think she knows what you said, and after all- sometimes what women think they know pisses them off more than what's actually going on.

speno94 - 4/10/2014, 10:40 AM
@cipher, I agree completely, even though Cap 2 acts as more of a sequel to The Avengers and a pre-cursor to AOU than any of the other Phase 2 films, it definitely doesn't just feel like 'Avengers 1.5', it actually feels like a Cap sequel and embracing elements from the first film like you said. Plus Cap works for SHIELD in the modern day comics anyway, so it makes sense it would be as much a SHIELD film as much as a Cap film.

Cap 2 just really works as both a Cap film and a game changer for the MCU, whereas as Iron Man 2 just felt like a prequel to The Avengers 1 in a bad way because it distracted heavily from the main Iron Man story. Plus that film just had too many subplots as well. But I am not getting into a whole IM2 discussion.
ALmazing - 4/10/2014, 10:51 AM
Sweet art... Hail hydra!
fortycals - 4/10/2014, 10:56 AM
Guilty here. I got my kids screaming it on cue. If the ball and chain tells them to do something, they click their heels together and Hail. I've been ending all my phone conversations with it. It's addicting.
fortycals - 4/10/2014, 10:58 AM
And the wife has no clue what is going on.
fortycals - 4/10/2014, 11:06 AM
Yeah the movie nods heavily to that story. From the deep hydra infiltration of shield to taking down/stealing three helicarriers. Change the characters around and it's a very good adaptation.
Havensent - 4/10/2014, 11:08 AM
This is why Marvel Studios keeps winning. They have their stuff mapped and planned out far in advance and some of the best artists working on everything.
thetrojan - 4/10/2014, 11:22 AM
Just back from seeing The winter Soldier.
Watched in 2D.
There were parts that I imagine were impressive in 3D but The fight sequences were so fast that I reckon the 3D will just show up as a blur.

The movie was brilliant.
Chris Evans was Captain America in the most complete manner.
There were moments where I saw comic panels from my youth on screen.
Totally embodied Steve Rogers too.

This is why I love the Disney Marvel movies they drip nostalgia and mythos throughout.

My wife ,who is more of a 'latest blockbuster' type of fan was blown away and actually asked if we could go and see it again!

It is a real game changer and I dont know how the X-men movie will fare against it.
The cinema was two-thirds empty by the way.
And the majority left before the end credit scenes,which is telling a lot.

I personally dont care if a movie makes a million bucks or not ,as long as the next installment appears.
No worries there with Disney though-onwards and upwards.
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