by Brett White
With the first official trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” still a few months away (it’s debuting in front of “Thor: The Dark World,” of course), we’re ready to pounce on any “Captain America” news that comes our way. Let’s face it: we’re really excited for that film ’round these parts. That’s why we’re pretty excited about Marvel’s new “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” website.
The official site comes with all the standard stuff: hi-res pics and concept art (nothing we haven’t seen before), as well as various wallpapers. The site does offer something new in the form of… music.
No, we can’t embed the track here, so you’ll have to go to the site to check it out. The track sounds new, and it’s dark, spy-tinged sound fits right in with everything we suspect “Winter Soldier” will be. If the piece is from the upcoming film, then it was undoubtedly composed by Henry Jackman, the man who also provided the ’60s Bond-esque score for “X-Men: First Class.”
Jackman previously spoke to Film.Music.Media about the film, as Comic Book Movie reported back in June.
“What’s interesting about the new Captain America movie is that he’s now a fish out of water in a completely contemporary society,” said Jackman. “You know, the origin of Captain America is a superhero who can unquestioningly believe that the American government could be a democracy, and freedom could be spread without fear of contradiction; of course, the world correcting the ills of other evil and hideous regimes… If you would have done Captain America in 2013, it’s a more politically confused landscape. And that comes through in the story; Steve Rogers is at odds with the society he lives in, he’s at odds with some of the things he’s being asked to do. He’s more questioning, and there’s a whole back story, which I can’t give too much away, but it’s emotionally haunting him. So, there’s many more aspects which make [the film] more psychologically explorative, and darker and more morally ambiguous.”
Even though the music clip is only ninety seconds long, it sure does convey pretty much everything Jackman said.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” hits theaters on April 4th, 2014.
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