Jan 30, 2014

Spy Character Posters for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

While we have yet to get a full-on Marvel spy movie, their secret agent characters do seem to get heroic individual character posters a lot. (We've seen them previously for Iron Man 2 and Marvel's The Avengers.) Today Yahoo! (via Coming Soon) revealed two such posters for April's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, featuring S.H.I.E.L.D. superspies Black Widow and Nick Fury (Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, respectively). Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have promised that The Winter Soldier (based at least loosely on a terrific comic book story by Ed Brubaker) will be a "political thriller" in the vein of Seventies spy classics like Three Days of the Condor and The Parallax View. And in keeping with that theme, Condor star Robert Redford plays a S.H.I.E.L.D. honcho in the film. The question remains, though: when will Black Widow get her own film??? It's about time Marvel offered a solo female film hero, and that Emma Peel-inspired character would lend herself well to a full-blown Bondian spy adventure. Furthermore, Marvel has just started publishing a new ongoing Black Widow comic book series by Nathan Edmondson and the great Phil Noto (again, about time!), so the timing seems right...

Read my "S.H.I.E.L.D. Primer" here, with suggestions of good comic book collections to introduce yourself to Black Widow and Nick Fury.

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