Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World is scheduled to hit American theatres in two short weeks, but even after that film arrives it won’t be long time to wait another adventure story from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While Marvel has its own tradition to release its hit movies in May, Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier will arrive in American theatres in April 2014.
Based on a script by Captain America: The First Avenger the sequel shows ‘afterparty’ following the events of The Avengers and finds Captain America (Chris Evans) wearing a brand new uniform and teaming up with Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson). Both work with S.H.I.E.L.D. as a field agents helping resolve conflicts all around the world.
Now Captain American is forced to fit into the modern world and fights to follow his visions of the moral, but soon finds himself caught up in the middle of a giant conspiracy and fighting against a scary, mysterious new enemy: The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell and Cobie Smulders will continue to present their roles as Nick Fury, Agent Carter and Maria Hill respectively, while the list of new celebrities starring in the movie includes Anthony Mackie (as Sam Wilson a.k.a. The Falcon), Frank Grillo (as Brock Rumlow a.k.a. Crossbones), Emily VanCamp (as Sharon Carter a.k.a. Agent 13), and Robert Redford as S.H.I.E.L.D. senior leader Alexander Pierce), reports Cinema Blend.
Marvel’s previous movies appeared to be hits as they bring to the company incredible amounts of money and the upcoming one isn’t expected to become an exception.
Thus, for example, The Avengers grossed $178.4 million at the international box office in its first weekend, despite not having opened in three of the biggest markets at the time: the US, China and Russia.
Later, the Joss Whedon-directed movie, riding stellar reviews and a tsunami of Twitter love, piled up $200.3 million at theaters in the U.S. and Canada.
By the way, following her rocketing raiting and viewer’s love after The Avengers, Scarlett Johansson was named title of Esquire magazine‚Äôs sexiest woman alive. She previously won the honor in 2006.
Johansson knows this might be her last time taking home a title like this because she‚Äôs in an industry that ages actresses quite quickly.
‚ÄúYou know, I gotta hustle,‚ÄĚ Johansson said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you‚Äôre offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop.‚ÄĚ
But she wasn‚Äôt always fawned over by casting agents. In a recent feature with Interview Magazine she revealed that her voice originally lost her roles.
‚ÄúThere was someone in my older brother‚Äôs class who was doing some commercials and theater, so my mom took me to that kids agent because I loved musicals.¬† They didn‚Äôt want me though.¬† I was devastated. I thought it was the end of my career.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs when I realised that by crying I could get whatever I wanted. I was always terrible at commercials because my voice was so deep. At the age of 9, I sounded like a whiskey-drinking, chain-smoking fool.¬† Wasn‚Äôt going to sell Jell-O with that voice.‚ÄĚ
She has starred in ‚ÄúMatch Point,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúGirl With a Pearl Earring,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLost in Translation,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Prestige‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúThe Avengers,‚ÄĚ among others, and she‚Äôs currently in ‚ÄúDon Jon‚ÄĚ alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt.