CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Round-Up: What Is Known About The Plot So Far
Captain America: The Winter Soldier goes into the Memorial Day weekend with only a few weeks left of principle photography in Cleveland. So let's take a look at what we know about the sequel's plot so far...
Some of the following Captain America: The Winter Soldier informational bullet points may be SPOILERIFIC to those who have not been following the filming of the sequel. Especially since what is being listed are facts (with a tiny bit of speculation and conjecture attached) seen on location, reported from sets and/or interviews with actors. Read on if you dare... you've been warned.
–Marvel Studios has labeled the sequel a "political thriller."
–The setting of the movie is Washington D.C.
–Heroes include: Cap, Black Widow, Falcon, Nick Fury, Maria Hill (though it remains to be seen which side Hill is on), Alexander Pierce (kind of) and Agent 13.
–Villains include: Winter Soldier, Crossbones, Batroc, Alexander Pierce (he's playing both sides) and Arnim Zola.
–Robert Redford is a senior officer in S.H.I.E.L.D. but doesn't appear to be who he really is. Redford let it slip in a recent interview that he is a villain in this film.
–Cap'n is trying to assimilate himself back into modern society and works closely with S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has no where else to go after being found and thawed out and then fighting in the Battle of New York. Working with S.H.I.E.L.D. is pretty much his modern day job now.
–Per some leaked script pages, Steve Rogers meets—and we are introduced to—Sam Wilson a.k.a. the Falcon. Wilson seems to have similarly lost his place in society since coming back from his tour of duty with the military.
–Captain America and the Black Widow are working together and she doesn't seem to like S.H.I.E.L.D. in one scene, as she was seen kicking Agent Sitwell.
–Captain America is sporting a new blue and white suit that appears to closely resemble the suit he wore in the comics at one point.
–Nick Fury seems to have upset the Washington D.C. authorities as they are chasing him down and eventually surround him. Both the police and SWAT shoot up Fury's black SUV badly, yet someone aids in Fury's escape by blowing up two cop cars and a SWAT van. Who Fury's explosive helper is is not yet known.
–There are more car action sequences in Cap 2 than ever seen in past Marvel Studios movies. (This is more conjecture than anything right now, but all the car action in Cleveland seemingly confirms this.)
–There appears to be a death in the movie since a new filming location scoop in Cleveland was confirmed to be in a cemetery. Also, while filming in D.C. there was an unconfirmed report of a funeral scene with actor Garry Shandling. Or it could just be coincidence that filming is in a cemetery and perhaps it's due to the unique landscape of the location at Lakeview Cemetery. UPDATE: Per a Cleveland.com report, a dam in the cemetery is being used at this location.
–Arnim Zola has somehow survived the 70 years since he was seen in Captain America: The First Avenger and has a new look to him.
–The comic book story basis for this film appears to take from several story arcs including: Ed Brubaker's Captain America run in the 2000s where he introduces the Winter Soldier, the 80s miniseries Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. and perhaps a little bit of the Secret Avengers.
If any confirmed plot points have been missed, please list them in the comments below and stay tuned to The Daily SuperHero, who is your on location source for Captain America 2 in Cleveland.
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