After showcasing fresh footage from the film at the D23 Expo, Disney and Marvel have now issued the following new plot blurb for their Captain America sequel, The Winter Soldier.
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk.
Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
Nothing at all surprising, especially not in view of certain comments made by certain actors. Did you miss that particular spoiler? If so, I'll put it as a footnote at the very bottom of this story.*
Less obviously included, but known to be a solid through-line for the movie, is the story of Steve Rogers moving on from Peggy Carter. Or not really. And Natasha Romanoff getting caught by his rebound.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set for release in the US on April 4th next year. In a rather unusual turn, it's actually looking like the UK release will be later – a lot later – with the film currently pencilled in for May 2nd.
This will be the first Marvel film to not open first in the UK in a long, long time. Ah well. It was fun while it lasted.