By Charles Webb
It's the good old "second movie costume change" as "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" swaps out Cap's red, white, and blue threads for something a little darker in this espionage-heavy sequel.
U.S.A. Today ran a pair of stills this morning showing off our favorite super soldier's new costume, lifted from Steve's (Chris Evans) revamped look in "Secret Avengers" alongside S.H.I.E.L.D. chief Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). And there's some interesting symbolism in the use of this particular costume that could portend the future direction for Cap-on-film.
We might be reaching a little here...
***Some minor potential spoilers for "The Winter Soldier" to follow for you non-comics readers out there...****
For those of you who've read the aftermath of Ed Brubaker's "The Winter Soldier" storyline and the subsequent loss/return of Steve Rogers, the "Secret Avengers" costume portends the First Avenger's surrender of the Captain America identity, which was then being used by one-time sidekick-turned Communist assassin-turned gun-toting Captain America, Bucky Barnes. Is it possible that "The Winter Soldier" could set up to Caps for a subsequent film?
Beyond that, we get to see the aftermath of the elevator sequence unveiled during San Diego Comic-Con.
Sebastian Stan returns as Bucky AKA the Winter Soldier in next year's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" which hits screens on April 4th.