When Cap Met Falcon. First 10 Minutes of WINTER SOLDIER Described

I tried so hard not to read this block of text, because I like to pretend that I don’t run a geek news site, and that somehow, someway I’ll be able to watch a superhero movie without spoiling it for myself months prior… but I read it anyway. And it’s hilarious.

Our friends over at /Film attended the recent screening of All Hail The King (the Thor: The Dark World one-shot about an imprisoned Mandarin) and as a super secret surprise treat, they were shows the first ten minutes of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. I usually don’t enjoy humor in the Marvel Movies, at least not when it occludes the sincerity of its characters, but this opener sounds hilarious in that “Oh! Cap’s adorably a misfit” kind of way.

Check it out for yourself below:

Fade up on a beautiful Washington D.C. morning. A man named Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) is running around the National Mall when another man flies by him at five times his speed. “On your left,” Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) says not one, not twice, but three times as he continues to lap Wilson. When they finish their runs, Wilson jokes about how fast Rogers was running and they introduce themselves. Wilson knows who Rogers is and relates to him a bit because he’s also a solider. The two chat about the changes in society and Wilson recommends “Marvin Gaye, 1972, Trouble Man.” He says it’s everything you’ve missed, all on one album. Rogers pulls out a notebook and says, “I’ll add it to the list.” We then cut to this “list.” “Steve Jobs,” “Star Wars/Trek,” and about 12 other things are on there. I’d report more of them but I was laughing too hard. Rogers has watched Star Wars though, that half of the entry was crossed off.

Rogers gets an alert on his watch that it’s time to work. He says it was nice to meet Sam and Sam tells him if he’d ever like to stop by Sam’s job to impress the receptionist, that would be great. He laughs as a black Corvette pulls up. Inside, Natasha Romanoff, who rolls down the window and asks the guys if they know where the Smithsonian is. “I’m looking for a fossil.” Wilson smiles, flirts for a second, Rogers says, you can’t run everywhere. The Vette speeds away

Cut to the Indian Ocean where a helicopter is flying out to sea. On it, Brock Rumlow briefs the now fully suited up Captain America and Black Widow that a terrorist named Georges Batroc (Georges St. Pierre) has taken a cargo vessel hostage for $1.5 billion. Why so much? This is a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. ship and Cap says he’s tired of being Nick Fury’s clean up crew. They get all the details (which includes Cap very curious why S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Sitwell is on this ship) and Widow asks Cap if he did anything Saturday night. He says “No,” because the members of his barber shop quartet are dead. She tells him if he asked out a certain girl at work, she’d probably say “Yes,” and Cap says that’s why he doesn’t ask. He’s “too busy,” he says and jumps off the plane. “Was he wearing a parachute?” asks one soldier. “No,” answers Rumlow. “He wasn’t”

By the way, I should say thanks a ton to Marvel who invited us to the screening then never confirmed. Such meanies!!!

Anyway, Winter Soldier definitely sounds interesting. I’m happy to see Sam Wilson introduced so early, but I still fear he’s destined for “Black Best Friend” territory. Although, after witnessing the breadth of Marvel’s “damsels in distress”, which have been inspiringly diverse, I hope Wilson will be another trope breaker.