This morning Marvel released the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it looks like Steve Rogers’ second solo adventure is upping the ante light-years above his first. Taking place two years after The Avengers, the new movie sees Captain America (Chris Evans) working full-time for S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). He’s certainly still a fish out of water even now, made clear not only with a joke about his old barbershop quartet being dead, but in the way he reacts to some of the espionage and preemptive strikes perpetrated by his new employers (“I thought the punishment usually came after the crime”). He also has a brand new boss, played by Robert Redford, and a new partner alongside Widow equipped with mechanical wings, who fans will know as Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie. Not to mention the villain of the piece, the cybernetic-armed titular Winter Soldier.
This is an absolutely action-packed two-and-a-half minutes of footage, with tons of highlights: Cap jumping out of a plane sans parachute, taking on a dozen big dudes in an elevator, what looks to be a huge battle on the streets of D.C., and at least one S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier going down in flames, along with plenty of action for Black Widow and Falcon as well. This is certainly gunning to be the biggest Marvel movie yet this side of The Avengers.
Check out the new trailer below! Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4, 2014.