'Avengers 2' Release Dat, Cast & Plot Updates: 'Captain America 2' Will Be A Critical Prequel to 'Age of Ultron'
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" marks the middle of the second phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. As the first "Captain America" film to be released under this phase, fans will obviously see the effect of the events during the first Avengers movie on the world of Steve Rogers, aka Cap.
Maybe he'll respond in a much better way as compared to Tony Stark's anxiety attacks brought on by the alien invasion in New York?
But that plotline is a given already, so that doesn't matter. What matters is will the movie give viewers a glimpse into "Avengers: Age of Ultron", which is the last film of the second phase?
The answer is a resounding "yes". According to Robert Iger, Disney's Company CEO and Chairman, "'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' will set critical events in motion that will lead directly into next year's 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'".
Iger's statement resonates what "The Winter Soldier" directors Anthony and Joe Russo told Cinemablend in an interview last year. When asked about their film's place in the cinematic timeline, Joe answered, "Politically, they were the effects of the 'Avengers', but narratively, its much closer to 'Avengers 2'. And sets up a really big shift in the universe for Avengers 2. I think, story wise, about a year has passed."
But Disney is not limiting their movie plot links within the confines of their big screen projects. The executive also shared that certain plot elements of "Captain America 2" will be revealed in the episodes of the television series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Viewers of the series can probably still remember when the show tied-in with "Thor: The Dark World" back in November.
But for now, fans can only speculate as to what exactly is in store for them in the upcoming Marvel films. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is set to hit theaters on April 4, 2014.
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