Thor: the Dark World may be opening in two weeks, but Cap is generating his own hype with the official trailer for Captain America: the Winter Soldier. Looks awesome! I still think that while Chris Evans is great in the role of Cap, he still looks super goofy in the helmet they designed for the movie – and I think Marvel Studios knows it too, which is why it gets so little airtime in the trailer. The Steve Rogers Super Soldier costume from the comics looks great, though I don’t hold out much hope for a better looking helmet if that becomes his Cap costume in the movie (the action figure hints that the helmet will be just like the old one).
All the supporting characters look great – ScarJo looks good as Black Widow with the super straight hair we saw first in action figure form. Thankfully,
Howard Anthony Mackie as the Falcon looks like a badass, and not goofy considering how his costume from the comics might have turned out in live action. And Samuel L. Jackson – looks like rough times for the eye patch are coming.
Captain America: the Winter Soldier is due out in April next year. Luckily, we have a much shorter wait for the action figures, which should be out early first quarter. We got some reveals for the Captain America Marvel Legends line (aka Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Infinity Legends) at NYCC, and Previews had some more details for the Cap line recently. And don’t worry – Cap figures based on the comics will be part of the line too.