Behold a glorious four-minute Captain America: The Winter Soldier preview

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If you wish to remain completely unspoiled when it comes to the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, well, you probably shouldn’t be clicking on posts hyping several minutes of footage from the movie. Just sayin’. Here’s your chance to back out, and thanks for stopping by.

If that doesn’t scare you off, however, Marvel has released a four-minute preview, including 2 minutes and 45 seconds of footage from the film, as well as a new trailer. If you want to see the trailer but not the footage, just skip to the 2:45 mark, and ignore the rest of this article.

The footage comes from early in the film, and shows Cap out on what appears to be a routine mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. involving a hostage situation at sea. There are two somewhat spoilerish moments in it though, and two well-known Captain America villains are briefly introduced (although one doesn’t yet appear to be a villain). Last chance to avoid spoilers.

The mission takes Cap, Black Widow, and a S.H.I.E.L.D. team to the Indian Ocean, and head-to-head with George Batroc. In the comics, Batroc is known as Batroc the Leaper, a French mercenary and expert in the savate fighting style. He has no special abilities, but has been a problem for Cap since he was first introduced in 1966. In the film he is played by UFC legend Georges St-Pierre, who is uniquely qualified for the role.

The other villain in the footage is one fans of the comics may recognize, but only if they are paying close attention. In the mission briefing, Cap refers to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team leader by the name “Rudlow” (played by Frank Grillo). In the comics, Brock Rudlow also goes by the name Crossbones, and is frequently seen working with the Red Skull. He has fought both Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D., and like Batroc, he has no superpowers but is still dangerous enough to be a supervillain. It has been confirmed that Crossbones will be in the film, but it isn’t clear if he is already Crossbones and is working undercover, or later becomes Crossbones. 


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