‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Releases First Image [Photo]

The image from Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been released online.

The first photo was officially released by Marvel Studios to announce that filming on the highly-anticipated sequel has begun. The image showcasing Chris Evans as the title character has been included below.

The press release from Marvel also discusses where the movie will take place and who will be involved. According to the studio, Black Widow will play a significant role in the forthcoming sequel. Marvel hopes to have everything ready to go by next year.

The plot is officially explained as follows:

“‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will pick-up where ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ left off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.”

The film will also feature a handful of flashbacks to World War II. The press release confirms that Hayley Atwell will reprise her role as Peggy Carter in the forthcoming sequel. Previous reports suggested that she would return, though the actress herself previously wasn’t sure if she would be involved.

Although Atwell will return for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it would appear that Stanley Tucci won’t be making an appearance. The actor revealed earlier this year that he had not been approached to participate in the sequel.

“No, they haven’t, unfortunately. I’m really sad. I know that Hayley is going back to do a flashback scene, but I have not been asked,” Tucci said in February.

He added, “I loved making that movie. I had a great time. I really like Joe Johnston. I think he’s a wonderful director. I also love the look of the film, and the tone of the film, and the character was great. I was thrilled to be able to play that.”

Although Tucci won’t return, Captain America: The Winter Soldier sports a number of talented actors. Included among the cast are Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, and Maximiliano Hernendez.

The first image from the film has been included below.

Marvel Releases New Captain America Image

Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier is expected to arrive in theaters across the US on April 4, 2014. Are you looking forward to the sequel?