Captain America is one of my favorite Marvel characters, and I'm very excited to see what directors Anthony and Joe Russo are going to throw at us. Marvel President Kevin Feige recently talked to Variety about the films he's working on and when talking about the comic book film genre he said,
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.
He then goes on to reveal that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is going to be more of a political thriller,
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.
I enjoy political thrillers, so the fact that this is going to be the tone of the movie is great news!
Chris Evans is set to reprise his role as Steve Rogers, with Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Cobie Smulders reprising their roles as well. Franchise newcomers include Anthony Mackie in the role of the Falcon, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, and Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter. The film arrives in 2D and 3D theaters on April 4, 2014.