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Eszter Simor

Brand new stills have been revealed from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. You can take a look at dressed up as Falcon and also read the insightful comments of producer Kevin Feige and actor Chris Evans about meeting Mackie's character and other interesting aspects of the superhero sequel: the political thriller approach and the difficulties of playing an almost indestructible superhero.

told the Los Angeles Times during a break from filming that in the action scenes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier it is really not easy to portray someone who was enhanced to the peak of human perfection. He said:

I've been more hurt on this movie than I ever have. I haven't broken a bone, but you get hurt. There was a bunch of fight sequences on this movie where you’re like, 'Wow, I just destroyed my knee today doing the same roll four or five times,' but nothing that ice and Advil can't fix, I suppose.

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About his character, Evans said:

For Steve, it's about what is right. He's relatively acclimated to the modern day — it’s not tech shock anymore, he’s not just like, 'What's a cellphone?' It's more about, given his situation, given the company he works for, what are we doing that’s the right thing? How much privacy, civil liberties are we willing to compromise for security? It's pretty crazy how relevant it is right now.

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About meeting Falcon:

Meeting [Anthony] Mackie's character, he used to serve, now he works at the VA counseling guys who come home with PTSD — they connect on that level. I think they're both wounded warriors who don't bleed on other people. Cap has no one to bleed on. I think Mackie knows how to handle people like that... Sometimes when things are bad, trusting a stranger is the way to go.

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Producer and Marvel Studios boss discussed the 1970's political thriller approach to The Winter Soldier in the Los Angeles Times interview:

We loved that idea of embracing the conflict that Steve has had in the comics from the moment he thawed out and woke up in the mid-'60s. Imagine that, going to sleep in the 1940s and waking up and you’ve got the JFK assassination and MLK and RFK and Woodstock and Watergate. Clearly, we're not doing any of that stuff, but we're embracing the tone of those comics.

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Evans also mentioned that playing the superhero in his own movie, means a much heavier workload than playing one of the Avengers:

Avengers was so great. If you’re not in a big fight sequence, guess what? You got two weeks off.

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and 's movie is coming to theaters April 4 2014.

(source: Los Angeles Times via ComicBookMovie)

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