After a very brief tease yesterday the Captain America 2 trailer is finally out, and holy hell is it good. Even in this short two minutes and a half you can see what Kevin Feige meant when he called the film “a political thriller.” The trailer clearly sets up Steve Rogers’ internal (and external) conflicts with SHIELD, an agency whose tactics don’t always square his ideas of America.

Also, there’s a whole lot of ass-kicking.

There’s a lot to love here. Cap’s new uniform is a slightly modified version of one of my favorite comic costumes in recent years. Winter Soldier looks like a total bad-ass. We even get a glimpse of Falcon (though more of him would have been very welcome).

And who isn’t curious about the helicarrier crashing? I wonder if this means we’ll be seeing the tricarrier from TV’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble at some point down the line. Probably not.

The film comes out April 4, 2014. Until then here’s the official synopsis to leave you guessing on the details.

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.

And here’s new the poster so you can watch Cap get ready to jump out of a quinjet forever.


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