Mar 25, 2014

Another Agent Gets Her Own Character Poster for Captain America The Winter Soldier

Marvel's sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier looks to be the studio's most spy-filled film to date. In addition to comic book superagents like Black Widow (whose character poster we already saw), Nick Fury (ditto) and Maria Hill (all of whom already appeared in Marvel's The Avengers), the film also introduces Robert Redford (Three Days of the Condor) as shadowy S.H.I.E.L.D. maven Alexander Pierce and Emily VanCamp (Revenge) as comics' Agent 13, Sharon Carter. In the comics, Sharon Carter is a longtime S.H.I.E.L.D. field agent and the niece of Cap's WWII girlfriend Peggy Carter, who was played by Hayley Atwell in Captain America: The First Avenger. (Atwell since reprised the part in the Marvel One Shot short film Agent Carter and will again in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and a proposed Agent Carter TV series.) Sharon eventually becomes romantically involved with Cap herself. While many believed the blonde S.H.I.E.L.D. agent at the end of the first Captain America movie to be Sharon, actress Amanda Righetti was simply credited as "S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent." Befitting Redford's presence, Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have promised a tone for Winter Soldier akin to paranoid Seventies spy thrillers like Three Days of the Condor and The Parallax View. Personally, I think the trailers and TV spots look great, and I can't wait! Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4.