Revealing Character Descriptions And Fun Facts For CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Thanks to Stitch Kingdom, we have detailed descriptions of the prominent characters in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as some intriguing Disney fun facts about the film. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 2/14/2014
Steve Rogers aka Captain America

After a top secret Super-Soldier program transformed Steve Rogers into the powerful and heroic Captain America, his amazing WWII exploits made him a living legend, but after awakening in present day following being frozen in ice for decades, Steve found himself alone in a modern world that he hardly recognized. Nevertheless, he quickly suited up as Captain America to help The Avengers defend Earth against Loki’s treachery. After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers team, Steve is living a quiet life in Washington, D.C., struggling to adjust to his new life, when he is drawn into a web of intrigue and danger to unmask a powerful but shadowy enemy that threatens to put the world at risk.

Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow

S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, is one of the world’s greatest spies and quite possibly the world’s most skilled assassin. After the events in New York with The Avengers, where her specialized weapons and vast repertoire of martial arts skills helped the team defeat the invaders, Black Widow returned to S.H.I.E.L.D headquarters to take on new assignments, only to find herself joining forces with Captain America to expose an ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence them at every turn.

Sam Wilson aka Falcon

Sam Wilson is an ex-military paratrooper who works with veterans in Washington, D.C. Secretly trained by the military in aerial combat using a specially designed wing pack, Falcon becomes an indispensable ally when he teams up with Captain America and Black Widow to run a danger-filled race to halt an impending threat in its tracks.

Nick Fury

Nick Fury, the legendary director of the international peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D, is back at headquarters in Washington, D.C. following the success of his special team, The Avengers, in repelling an alien invasion of New York City. Now Fury is faced with a hidden enemy that threatens to put the world at risk.

Alexander Pierce

A high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and personal friend of Nick Fury, Alexander Pierce is respected and politically connected. Often the person who interfaces with prominent world officials, Pierce is polished and well spoken, and presents a credible face to the world on behalf of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Winter Soldier aka Bucky Barnes

Steve Rogers’ best friend Bucky Barnes was thought to have died in World War II. However, he resurfaces decades later as the Winter Soldier, a brainwashed, mega-enhanced Super-Soldier doing dirty work for a mysterious organization. The hardened Winter Soldier has no memories of his former identity and that suits him just fine — he is simply a killing machine.

Brock Rumlow

A highly trained operative on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s counter-terrorism S.T.R.I.K.E team, Rumlow is an excellent soldier and often battles side-by-side with Captain America, for whom he has great respect.

Agent 13

Agent 13 is a young, attractive S.H.I.E.L.D agent with skills in martial arts and weapons whose mission is to guard Steve Rogers — and not let him know it. She is guided by a strong moral compass and is not afraid to speak out when her ethics are challenged.

Agent Maria Hill

Agent Maria Hill proved her worth and her loyalty to both S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury during the events in New York with The Avengers. When she is called to come to Fury’s aid, Hill is drawn into the wide-ranging conspiracy unfolding in Washington, D.C. that has completely entangled both him and Steve Rogers.

Fun Facts

  • For the scenes in the film that took place on the ship Lumerian Star, the filmmakers used the Sea Launch Commander, docked in Long Beach, Calif. Although there were space challenges involved to choreograph complex fight sequences in the tight spaces of a real ship, the filmmakers were happy to be able to further ground the film in reality by using an existing vessel.

  • In Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier fans will get to see multiples of the 2.0 version of the helicarrier as well as S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters based in a building called the Triskelion in Washington, D.C. The Triskelion is a newly designed design, state-of- the-art facility that fits seamlessly into the backdrop of Washington.

  • Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier, also went through rigorous fight and weapons training. He took a lot of good-natured ribbing from his friends because he would walk around all day practicing his moves with a plastic knife because he wanted his movements to feel natural.

  • The filmmakers were interested in adding more of a tactical design to the Falcon costume than was represented in the comic books. Accordingly, they incorporated a lot of real-world webbing, straps and gear. The final result was a costume that retained the iconic parts of the Falcon costume but stripped away the more comic book elements that would not work in the modern day. The Falcon costume takes actor Anthony Mackie 25 minutes to put on.

  • Anthony Mackie, whose excitement and energy for his character was infectious, liked to say ‘cut the check!’ whenever something had gone right or a scene had been completed. It became a contagious phrase that caught on and before long everyone on set was saying it.

  • Reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre plays a French mercenary in the film. For the filmmakers, landing the popular MMA fighter for the role was a stroke of luck and good timing but is was equally a stroke of luck for Georges St-Pierre who was excited to get his first chance at being in a big action movie.

  • Shooting in Washington D.C. put Steve Rogers, Black Widow and Falcon in scenes at some of the most prominent national landmarks, including the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, National Air and Space Museum, Capitol Building, National Mall, Occidental Restaurant at The Willard Hotel, DuPont Circle Neighborhood and the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, which the production shut down for the first time ever for the filming of a major motion picture.

  • In battling the Winter Soldier, Captain America needs all the resources he can get, including his iconic shield, which has a lot more uses in the film. The shield is traditionally used mostly as a defensive weapon, but in Captain America: The Winter Soldier the filmmakers wanted to explore using it more as an offensive weapon. There are two handles on the shield and Steve Rogers can hold onto the handles in order to utilize it in an eastern style of fighting.
Source: Stitch Kingdom
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batz11 - 2/14/2014, 1:42 PM
Can't wait for this one!
themidnightking - 2/14/2014, 1:48 PM
I am so stoked for this!
MsSlothPhoenix - 2/14/2014, 1:49 PM
CUT THE CHECK!!!
MrCBM56 - 2/14/2014, 1:52 PM
Sounds awesome! I can't wit
Kurne - 2/14/2014, 1:53 PM
I am so glad they didn't call Avengers "The Battle of New York". That line made me hate Agents of SHIELD from the beginning. Too cheesy.
Kurne - 2/14/2014, 1:56 PM
Did they think saying "The Battle of New York" would make everything sound more serious (no, I'm not a comedy hater)?
PsychoManiacJacky - 2/14/2014, 1:59 PM
Isn't it more like "The Battle of The World" instead of New York? I mean New York was as in much risk as anywhere else.
Destined - 2/14/2014, 2:07 PM
Can't wait!
batz11 - 2/14/2014, 2:10 PM
My house tonight bitches!

themidnightking - 2/14/2014, 2:14 PM
@batz
Hell yeah!
AstonishingArachnid - 2/14/2014, 2:15 PM
What's so weird about calling it the Battle of Ne York? It was a battle, that occurred in New York. Just like the Battle of Hasting or the Battle of Waterloo.
GizmoEl - 2/14/2014, 2:19 PM
This is what I've always wanted a modern day Captain America movie to sound like
Opticblast - 2/14/2014, 2:25 PM
Why would SHIELD's headquarters be located in Washington D.C.? I thought SHIELD was an international military organization protecting the world as a whole against threats. Placing the headquarters in the capitol makes it sound like they report to the U.S. government, which I understood they didn't.

On the other hand, this is a Captain AMERICA movie. So, I guess if they do have a headquarters somewhere, might as well be there.
batz11 - 2/14/2014, 2:31 PM
Is this their building?

ezio619 - 2/14/2014, 2:59 PM
the sebastian stan knife fact is interesting, that guy is dedicated to this character which is great. its a great character and stan(i have seen once upon a time in which he played The Mad Hatter and he was great in it) the guy read up on The KGB and brainwashing to prepare for this role
GoldenOne33 - 2/14/2014, 3:47 PM
CUT THE CHECK!!!!
marvel72 - 2/14/2014, 6:38 PM
my heart says i want guardians of galaxy to be comic book movie of the year as its my most anticipated comic book movie of 2014.however by the look & sound of things its gonna end up being captain america the winter soldier.

Dinotron - 2/14/2014, 7:26 PM
You left out a huge chunk of tidbits

"Chris Evans truly had mixed martial arts training for Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier as the fighting techniques he employed in the film were a mixture of parkour, Brazilian jiu jitsu, karate and boxing. The filmmakers believed that bringing Steve Rogers into the modern day also meant that he had studied and mastered modern fighting styles and techniques.
With an acrobatic approach to fighting being featured in the film, Chris Evans willingly engaged in gymnastics training. That training had a big payoff for Evans when it came time to shoot fight sequences like the elevator fight.
The elevator fight was the first fight sequence shot for the film. It featured Brock Rumlow and ten guys in a crowded elevator with Captain America. The challenge was how much choreography could the filmmakers squeeze into a very small space. Realizing that Steve Rogers would have to be on the defensive, the stunt coordinators let Chris Evans use his hands and feet in close quarters until he gets a bit more room to use his fighting techniques and do some serious damage."
Gary8264 - 2/15/2014, 5:28 AM
Sounds better all the time. Holy crap April just get here already! I guess the ticket girl at the theater will get tired of seein' me by time the openin' weekend is up.
Gary8264 - 2/15/2014, 5:31 AM
@Opticblast, I'd say the SHIELD HQ is in Washington, DC for the same reason The United Nations HQ is in New York.

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