With the biggest Marvel film to date opening this week, our team decided to tackle the most important elements going into Avengers: Infinity War! In part 1, James, Skid and Andy discuss “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” its source material, and its possible role as it relates to Avengers: Infinity War! In this episode, they discuss the following questions:
- In Ed Brubaker’s 2004-06 Captain America/Winter Soldier comic book story, the antagonist is Russian. In the 2014 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER film the antagonist is American. Why do you think the change was made for the film and was it justified/effective?
- The “Winter Soldier” story arc changed the perception of who and what Bucky was for the audience and is very effective in doing so. Many of these changes were leveraged even in the first CAPTAIN AMERICA film to make his return as the Winter Soldier more plausible as a real threat. A major difference is that in the comics, 50 actual years had passed since Bucky died for the readers. In the films, just a few years had passed. Was that difference something that had to be handled differently in the adaptation process?
- Many people consider CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER the best film so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Do you agree or no, and if you do agree, why is it the best film of the MCU films? If you don’t agree, what Marvel film do you consider the best and why?
BONUS QUESTION: While this film doesn’t directly deal with the Infinity Stones search, that is a constant background thread throughout the MCU. Compared to Thanos Quest #1-2 in which the Mad Titan obtains all six stones (gems, back then, and Soul Gems before that), how did the movie studio have to ch
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