Based on the Marvel comics action hero, 'Captain America' explores how the super hero got his start. Starring Matt Sallinger as the title character, the movie begins with Steve Rogers, A.K.A. Captain America, trying to enlist in the Army during World War II. Finally, he is accepted and begins boot camp, however, he is unaware that he is being observed as a potential subject for an enhancement experiment that the government is conducting. Steve agrees to the experiment in the hopes of being able to help the government as well as the possibility of improving himself, physically. The experiment is a success and Steve gains muscles, height, and strength and becomes the United States new secret weapon, Captain America.
Captain America soon learns that the reason for the United States conducting the experiment is because the Nazis have conducted a similar experiment, the results of which produced the Red Skull. Cap, backed by the military, sneaks into Germany in an attempt to stop the Red Skull's plans and manages somewhat to succeed, however, the catch is that, in his attempts, he finds himself strapped to a rocket that is launched and lands in Antartica, where he is frozen in suspended animation. Cap remains frozen for almost 50 years until he is discovered in a block of ice during an expedition.
It doesn't take very long for a group that is led by Cap's enemy, Red Skull, to discover that Cap is still alive and has returned. Cap tries to adjust to the new world that he has found himself in and soon discovers that his services are once more needed, when the President is kidnapped by Red Skull. Once more donning his costume, he sets out to rescue the President and stop Red Skull from destroying the world using nuclear weapons. Cap succeeds in deterring the missiles, rescuing the President and destroying the Red Skull.
Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has begun shooting… and Marvel let a few tidbits from the movie finally slip. Here’s what we now know: -The movie will take place in present day, following where we left off in last summer’s “The Avengers.” -Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury will have significant roles, not just cameos. Cobie Smulders will also be returning to her “Avengers” role as Agent Maria Hill, along with Agent Jasper Sitwell.
Latest big casting rumor: Robert Redford is reporting circling the “Captain America” sequel! If this is true, it’ll be Redford’s first film appearance since 2007’s “Lion for Lambs,” although we can also see him in the not-yet-released “The Company You Keep,” which the legendary star directed and stars in. In general, the “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” actor has been laying low, his focus on directing and running the Sundance Film Festival.