Last night Marvel held a screening for the latest One-Shot: All Hail the King (featuring everyone’s favorite Mandarin, Trevor Slattery). After the screening Marvel big boss Kevin Feige thanked the audience by showing them the first 10 minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Slash Film’s Germain Lussier provided the following description. Be warned, those who continue on this path must be wary of spoilers.Courtesy of Germain Lussier (Slash Film)
“Fade up on a beautiful Washington D.C. morning. A man named Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) is running around the National Mall when another man flies by him at five times his speed. “On your left,” Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) says not one, not twice, but three times as he continues to lap Wilson. When they finish their runs, Wilson jokes about how fast Rogers was running and they introduce themselves. Wilson knows who Rogers is and relates to him a bit because he’s also a solider. The two chat about the changes in society and Wilson recommends “Marvin Gaye, 1972, Trouble Man.” He says it’s everything you’ve missed, all on one album. Rogers pulls out a notebook and says, “I’ll add it to the list.” We then cut to this “list.” “Steve Jobs,” “Star Wars/Trek,” and about 12 other things are on there. I’d report more of them but I was laughing too hard. Rogers has watched Star Wars though, that half of the entry was crossed off.
Rogers gets an alert on his watch that it’s time to work. He says it was nice to meet Sam and Sam tells him if he’d ever like to stop by Sam’s job to impress the receptionist, that would be great. He laughs as a black Corvette pulls up. Inside, Natasha Romanoff, who rolls down the window and asks the guys if they know where the Smithsonian is. “I’m looking for a fossil.” Wilson smiles, flirts for a second, Rogers says, you can’t run everywhere. The Vette speeds away
Cut to the Indian Ocean where a helicopter is flying out to sea. On it, Brock Rumlow briefs the now fully suited up Captain America and Black Widow that a terrorist named Georges Batroc (Georges St. Pierre) has taken a cargo vessel hostage for $1.5 billion. Why so much? This is a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. ship and Cap says he’s tired of being Nick Fury’s clean up crew. They get all the details (which includes Cap very curious why S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Sitwell is on this ship) and Widow asks Cap if he did anything Saturday night. He says “No,” because the members of his barbershop quartet are dead. She tells him if he asked out a certain girl at work, she’d probably say “Yes,” and Cap says that’s why he doesn’t ask. He’s “too busy,” he says and jumps off the plane. “Was he wearing a parachute?” asks one soldier. “No,” answers Rumlow. “He wasn’t””
End of Spoilers
Fans may notice that list section from the trailers for the film. It sounds like Marvels signature humor is in full effect here, much to my liking. As long as we get the intense action seen in the marketing material I will be one happy camper.
In other Cap related news, it is being said that the official run time of the Captain America sequel clocks in at 2 hours and 16 minutes. That makes it the second longest Marvel film to date (behind the Avengers running at 143 minutes). That leaves plenty of time for them to include all of the high-octane action and spleen busting humor they want. Fans should be pleased.
Finally we have some freshly released posters and the 5 minute teaser audiences got to see when watching Thor: The Dark World in 3D. Its not the greatest quality but it is a pretty intimate action sequence and if it is any indication of the kind of stuff we will be privy to in the final product we all have reason to be giddy.