MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON 2ND INSTALLMENT OF THE ICONIC FRANCHISE “CAPTAIN AMERICA”

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Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has started principal photography as it prepares for an April 4th, 2014 release.  Keep reading for the press release!


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BURBANK, CALIF. (APRIL 8, 2013) - Following in the footsteps of the  record-breaking Marvel Studios' release, "Marvel's The Avengers,"  production on the highly anticipated release, Marvel's "Captain America:  The Winter Soldier" has commenced in Los Angeles, Calif., with  production also including locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington  D.C. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo ("Welcome  to Collinwood") from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus  ("Captain America: The First Avenger") & Stephen McFeely ("Captain  America: The First Avenger"). Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter  Soldier" returns Chris Evans ("Captain America: The First Avenger,"  "Marvel's The Avengers") as the iconic Super Hero character Steve  Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson ("Marvel's The  Avengers," "Iron Man 2") as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson ("Marvel's  The Avengers," "Iron Man 2") as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert  Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior  leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. "Captain America: The  Winter Soldier" is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will pick-up where "Marvel's The  Avengers" left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the  modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to  battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.  Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in  1941, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" features an  outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan ("Captain  America: The First Avenger," "Black Swan") as Bucky Barnes/Winter  Soldier, Anthony Mackie ("The Hurt Locker," "Million Dollar Baby") as  Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders ("Marvel's The Avengers," "How I Met  Your Mother") as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo ("Zero Dark Thirty") as  Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre ("Death Warrior") as Georges Batroc.  Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell ("Captain America: The  First Avenger") as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones ("Captain America: The First  Avenger," "The Hunger Games") as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp ("The Ring  2," "Revenge") as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández ("Marvel's The  Avengers," "Thor") as Agent Jasper Sitwell.  Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive  producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria  Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the  film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch ("Elysium,"  "District 9"), production designer Peter Wenham ("21 Jump Street," "Fast  Five"), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. ("Star  Wars: Episode 7," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower") and three time  Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky ("The Hunger Games,"  "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone").  Marvel Studios' upcoming release schedule includes "Iron Man 3" on May  3, 2013, and "Thor: The Dark World" on November 8, 2013. The studio most  recently produced the critically acclaimed "Marvel's The Avengers,"  which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at  $207.4 million. The film, which shattered both domestic and  international box office records, is Disney's highest-grossing global  and domestic release of all time and marks the studio's fifth film to  gross more than $1 billion worldwide.  In the summer of 2011, Marvel successfully launched two new franchises  with "Thor," starring Chris Hemsworth, and "Captain America: The First  Avenger," starring Chris Evans. Both films opened #1 at the box office  and have grossed over $800 million worldwide combined. In 2010 "Iron Man  2," starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett  Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick  Fury took the #1 spot in its first weekend with a domestic box office  gross of $128.1 million.  In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies  "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk." "Iron Man," in which Robert Downey  Jr. originally dons the Super Hero's powerful armor and stars alongside  co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub and Gwyneth Paltrow,  was released May 2, 2008, and was an immediate box office success.  Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film  brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend. On June 13, 2008,  Marvel released "The Incredible Hulk," marking its second number one  opener of that summer.