Marvel’s Kevin Feige Calls ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ a Political Thriller

The Marvel President talked about the superhero genre being a ’fad’, teasing new insight into this Marvel’s Phase II sequel.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a political thriller says producer Kevin Feige
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a political thriller says producer Kevin Feige
Marvel's Phase II is moving along quite swiftly, with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World arriving in theaters later this year. Next in line is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Chris Evans returning as Steve Rogers/Captain America. Marvel executive and producer Kevin Feige recently spoke about the superhero genre being a "fad," and teased an intriguing political element of this upcoming sequel.

"If it is a fad, it's one that lasts 30 to 40 years, as the Western did, because each one is so different. There's an opportunity to graft almost sub-genres onto them. Our first Captain America film was a World War II picture, and the next is a political thriller. They all have their own textures and patinas, and that's what is exciting about it."

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is based on Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's 2005 story arc that is set in present day and features the return of Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, who is transformed in to the villainous Winter Soldier. Anthony Mackie also stars as Falcon, with Frank Grillo portraying Crossbones. Marvel's The Avengers stars Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Cobie Smulders are also reprising their roles as Nick Fury, The Black Widow, and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released April 4th, 2014 and stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo. The film is directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Joss Whedon.

Sources: Variety

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  1. Fry_3000

    I hope they don't use the costume he wore on the avengers, that was awful compared to the one he wore on the captain America movie, which was so much better.

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  2. Sean

    @rudy Yes, he certainly is.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Ghostman

    @therealGoku Darn that sucks :/

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  4. The Real Goku

    @ghostman but I like the costume he wore at the end of the captain America movie most!

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  5. The Real Goku

    @ghostman links are messed up

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  6. Josh

    Cool take on it. Cap is one of the heroes that fits more in the "real world" so a political thriller take on the genre is something of a good idea. (Much like Iron Man 3 has sort of been described as a tech-thriller).

    I wonder if they are going to go more into the shadowy organization behind SHIELD that was revealed in The Avengers, and explore the government in this universe.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. Rudy

    I have to give props to Kevin Feige, he's very active with these movies.

    2 years agoby @rudyFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    He is Captain America after all

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. Ghostman

    @therealGoku which would you prefer more as the new suit:



    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  10. the MovieGhost

    Just don't make it "too political".

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  11. The Real Goku

    Change the costume again. I liked the first costume better

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  12. Roberto Mata

    Like the new Angle!

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  13. ROFLitschristian

    Call it whatever you want. Just give us more of the Captain!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  14. ejk1

    Digging the different angle, if it holds true.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  15. the Narrator

    Loathe as I am to admit it, the comparison to Westerns isn't a terrible one.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

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