Disney CEO Talks Up CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 And 'Critical Events' Tying Into THE AVENGERS 2

Marvel has declared this umpteen times already, but Walt Disney's chairman Bob Iger reassures there're "critical events" in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier that'll reach Age of Ultron

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 2/5/2014
It has been declared on several occasions, with Joss Whedon confirming so just last month, but the CEO/chairman of The Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger, reassured to investors today that Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier will “set critical events in motion” that'll lead directly into The Avengers: Age of Ultron. These events will also spill over into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which isn't too surprising as it, too, has been implicated previously. Iger went on to praise the upcoming Anthony & Joe Russo-directed sequel, revealing that he's seen it several times (via ComicBook).

“I’ve really been impressed with the early buzz that we’re seeing for the Marvel films,” he said. “Captain America 2 is just huge and it takes the Captain America story to incredible new levels. Now, we’re already in the marketplace with some marketing, but it’s been relatively limited. We had a pre-game for instance in the Super Bowl. And yet the interest in Captain America films, which comes out April 4 here in the states, seems much louder than it would be for what I would call a non-branded film.” Surely it's nothing groundbreaking for Bob Iger to speak high of something he's invested in, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier had a good word-of-mouth beforehand. Anyhow, the big aforementioned events that'll lead into The Avengers sequel have yet to be specified, but there is one big spoiler from someone who's seen the film. What do you think?



After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, “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. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernández with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is directed by the team of Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch, production designer Peter Wenham, editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release on April 4, 2014.
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JoJo1982 - 2/5/2014, 2:55 PM
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JoJo1982 - 2/5/2014, 2:55 PM
This sounds great!!!!
Jollem - 2/5/2014, 2:59 PM
"Oh, of COURSE they would say good things about this movie. They're just lying and hyping it up. Give me a break."

- Typical, negative comment from a typical, negative person
batfan175 - 2/5/2014, 3:00 PM
Oh wow, a guy with a vested interest praises his company's product. No need to even read any reviews of it. Masteriece confirmed, everyone. Nothing to see here.
JordanKing - 2/5/2014, 3:01 PM
Oh, of COURSE they would say good things about --

@Jollem HEY, I resent that!
MrCBM56 - 2/5/2014, 3:03 PM
Cool. This movie will be the best CBM this year. It looks beyond amazing.
McNyagano - 2/5/2014, 3:04 PM
Seeing this very soon. I can't wait!!!
Rockteur - 2/5/2014, 3:04 PM
Non-branded film?
DEVLIN712 - 2/5/2014, 3:05 PM
Shhhh Omega! It's hard enough waiting another 2 months!
Jollem - 2/5/2014, 3:05 PM
@JordanKing - :)
DEVLIN712 - 2/5/2014, 3:05 PM
McNy
Test screening?
GizmoEl - 2/5/2014, 3:09 PM
@McNyagano Let us know how it is!
ezio619 - 2/5/2014, 3:10 PM
also just a random thing:i just had this dream of im watching avengers 3 and te guardians are in it and we get an epic teamup of those two, and they are paired up, its Hulk and Groot, gamora and Black widow, drax and thor, hawkeye,rocket raccon and tony stark , star lord and cap and they are fighting thanos and it is the greatest battle ever, star lord and cap trade weapons at one point, cap gets star lords guns and starlord gets caps shield and they fight together, just one geeks dream ,hopefully we will see it and that will depend if guardians is good and successful which i hope to god it is
McNyagano - 2/5/2014, 3:13 PM
Yes guys, a test screening ;) I'm so pumped!!!
Jollem - 2/5/2014, 3:14 PM
"and that will depend if guardians is good and successful which i hope to god it is"

*hope to groot
ezio619 - 2/5/2014, 3:15 PM
jollem-ah yes,I HOPE TO GROOT IT IS!!
antoineflemming - 2/5/2014, 3:17 PM
can't fricking wait.
Pheezmatic - 2/5/2014, 3:22 PM
@ezio HAHA...that sounds so awesome...I really hope A3 becomes so epic...keep in mind, by then we will have had Doc Strange, Black Panther/The Inhumans, Deathlok, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Jessica Drew (maybe), Iron Fist, Falcon, and War Machine show up took to add to the battle....awesome...
Pheezmatic - 2/5/2014, 3:23 PM
*too
marvel72 - 2/5/2014, 3:23 PM
i'm so pumped for this movie it looks amazing.watch out all other comic book movies this year,captain america the winter soldier is the main contender for comic book movie of the year.
Pheezmatic - 2/5/2014, 3:36 PM
@marvel72 could be, could be... We def know singer isn't going to produce anything that will hold up to this movie...most of us can already tell. TASM2 looks to up the ante a bit but its way too self contained to match up to the stakes of this movie...That only leaves GOTG...Marvel against themselves...I love that both movies will be two COMPLETELY different style movies in all ways...We're really in for a treat :)
Omarvls - 2/5/2014, 3:37 PM

Can't wait til 4-4-14

EPIC Captain America film
Major Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy
Possible Post Credit Scene with QuickSilver/Scarlett Witch
Destined - 2/5/2014, 3:37 PM
I can't freaking wait!
RamonSuarez - 2/5/2014, 3:45 PM
Your move, DCE.

Greengo - 2/5/2014, 3:47 PM
They should totally do an after credit scene in CA: TWS of Quicksilver and SW to preempt Singer's abomination.
Gary8264 - 2/5/2014, 3:48 PM
" In the latter days of 1940, as the entire world teetered on the brink of global war, there arose a man unlike any other...
...A man of courage, and strength, and principle. A man of peace, caught up in a war against a menace which threatened to destroy freedom and quash liberty...
...A man who personified truth and justice and all the hopes of mankind!
They called him Captain America!"
-Roger Stern
RamonSuarez - 2/5/2014, 3:49 PM
@batfan

You don't have to believe Iger. Believe the fact that Marvel resigned the Russos. They don't do that unless the movie is special - ask Favreau and Whedon.
BboiBlack - 2/5/2014, 3:49 PM
Looks like human torch. Be honest.
ezio619 - 2/5/2014, 3:50 PM
Pheezmatic- yeah man, i dont count out singer yet,he has directed two good xmen films before and i think days of future past is gonna bea good mvoie, i think amazing spiderman 2 is gonna surprise people maybe i am wrong, but i have a feeling, i love how different the two marvel studios films seem this ear, cap is this political thriller ,it seems as grounded as it can be in the MCU and guardians looks to be this out there insane(hopefully great) space adventure film
TelaVizion - 2/5/2014, 4:01 PM
This will/should be 100x better than the first one (lowest ranked Marvel movie for me)...

I'm ready to get word that AMC gonna do a marathon for this like Iron Man & Thor
TheRealistStarLord - 2/5/2014, 4:05 PM
Cap TWS = CBM of 2014
marvel72 - 2/5/2014, 4:10 PM
@ Pheezmatic

guardians of the galaxy is my most anticipated comic book movie of 2014,however we've seen f*ck all of it.however captain america the winter soldier from the trailers alone looks better than both the amazing spider-man 2 & x-men days of future past.

the amazing spider-man 2 will make the most money however captain america the winter soldier looks like the better movie.
TheBaroness89 - 2/5/2014, 4:20 PM
Yes he has to say that but seriously the trailers and the extended looks are amazing. What we know so far is juicy and sounds like the sequel is shaping up to be the second best Marvel film to date.
solidsnakeeyes - 2/5/2014, 4:30 PM
@ezio I also dreamed about the sequel but I forgot the details. Yours is awesome, I love to see that on the screen especially CAp and Starlord exchanging weapons.
UltimateHunt - 2/5/2014, 5:03 PM
Captain America is blame or something and government doesnt trust heroes no more so they turn their back and create Ultron or hire Tony Stark. I saw it already
UltimateHunt - 2/5/2014, 5:05 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy trailer BETTER
Be in this released date on April.
#BETTER #DESTROYED #DC #FANBOYS #LMFAO
bbman182 - 2/5/2014, 6:05 PM
lol ezio.. get those quite often.

Potentially Avengers 3 could have:

Iron Man (RDJ)
Captain America (Evans)
The Hulk (Ruffalo)
Thor (Hemsworth)
Hawkeye (Renner)
Black Widow (Johansson)
Nick Fury (Jackson)
Agent Coulson (Gregg)
Maria Hill (Smulders)
J.A.R.V.I.S. (Bettany)
Thanos (Diesel?)

...and most certainly the phase 3 additions:
Ant-man (Rudd and/or Douglas)
Dr. Strange (?)

...and one or all of the Avengers desperate housewives:
Pepper Potts (Paltrow)
Sharon Carter (Van Camp)
Jane Foster (Portman)
Betty Ross (Tyler)
Pym's Daughter (Lilly?)
Clea (?)

...and the sidekicks:
War Machine (Cheadle)
Falcon (Mackie)
Lady Sif & The Warrior's Three (Alexander, Levi, Stevenson, Asano)

...and the cosmic team:
Star-Lord (Pratt)
Gamora (Saldana)
Drax (Bautista)
Rocket Raccoon (Cooper)
Groot (Diesel)

...and prior antagonists:
Loki (Hiddleston)**
Winter Soldier (Stan)
Red Skull (Weaving?)
The Leader (Nelson)
The Collector (Del Toro)

...and random supporting characters:
Dr. Selvig (Skarsgard)
Darcy (Dennings)
Happy Hogan (Favreau)

...and possibly an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. team cameo:
Agent Ward (Dalton)
Agent May (Wen)
Fitz-Simmons (Caestecker/Henstridge)
Skye (Bennet)

bbman182 - 2/5/2014, 6:12 PM
Largest and most expensive cast ever for the highest grossing film ever?
TheCaptainIsRight - 2/5/2014, 6:13 PM
It's great to see Igor's appreciation for Marvel. Yes it was a big acquisition for them, but the money made here is nothing compared to ESPN or even the parks. It would be comparable to hear from Bewkes regarding DC. It's not a competition or anything, but its just a comparison to provide perspective. It's just such a small piece of the big pie.
TheAbomination - 2/5/2014, 6:35 PM
Remember when people were talking shit about this movie when the Russo Brothers were announced as directors? Me neither.
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