History Trivia / CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier

9th Oct '17 11:00:04 PM santos32
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* DiscontinuityNod: To ''VideoGame/CaptainAmericaSuperSoldier''[[note]]Despite being a game adaptation of ''The First Avenger'', it does not follow the MCU canon[[/note]]. Chris Evans was impressed with Cap's fighting style there that he proposed the more dynamic movelist he boasts here and in ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]]''.
18th Aug '17 6:01:10 AM ClintEastwood
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* RealitySubtext: The actor playing Captain America was already good friends with the actors playing Black Widow and Falcon before any of them were cast.
** Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/ScarlettJohansson have worked on three other movies together and their natural friendly chemistry and close working relationship applies very neatly to Cap and Widow.
** Likewise, Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/AnthonyMackie were both in two movies previously, but never worked together. According to Evans, they later ran into each other at the library, struck up a conversation, and just clicked as friends, which probably lends a little verisimilitude to Steve's and Sam's first meeting, too.

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* RealitySubtext: The actor playing Captain America was already good friends with the actors playing Black Widow and Falcon before any of them were cast.
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Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/ScarlettJohansson have worked on three other movies together and their natural friendly chemistry and close working relationship applies very neatly to Cap and Widow.
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Widow. Likewise, Creator/ChrisEvans Evans and Creator/AnthonyMackie were both in two movies previously, but never worked together. According to Evans, they later ran into each other at the library, struck up a conversation, and just clicked as friends, which probably lends a little verisimilitude to Steve's and Sam's first meeting, too.


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* UncreditedRole: Creator/JossWhedon directed the post-credits scene uncredited.
26th Jun '17 8:41:05 PM mouschilight
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** During the highway battle between the Winter Soldier and Cap, the villain does a knife flip to try and catch Steve by surprise. Reportedly, during all the days before the scene was shot, Sebastian Stan was seen flipping a toy knife until he could perform the action effortlessly.

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** During the highway battle between the Winter Soldier and Cap, the villain does a knife flip to try and catch Steve by surprise. Reportedly, during all the days before the scene was shot, Sebastian Stan Creator/SebastianStan was seen flipping a toy knife until he could perform the action effortlessly.
26th Jun '17 8:34:40 PM mouschilight
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** Pierce's refrigerator prominently features a jar of Newman's Own Spaghetti Sauce. Creator/PaulNewman and Creator/RobertRedford were famous co-stars and friends, collaborating in several film classics such as ''Film/TheSting'' and ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.

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** Pierce's refrigerator prominently features a jar of Newman's Own Spaghetti Sauce. Creator/PaulNewman and Creator/RobertRedford were famous co-stars and friends, collaborating in several film classics such as ''Film/TheSting'' ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' and ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.''Film/TheSting''.
26th Jun '17 8:33:38 PM mouschilight
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** Robert Redford being cast as the antagonist is an ironic allusion to him portraying the protagonist in ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor'', a film which has undisputed influence on ''Captain America: The Winter Soldier''.

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** Robert Redford being cast as the antagonist [[spoiler:the antagonist]] is an ironic allusion to him portraying the protagonist in ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor'', a film which has undisputed influence on ''Captain America: The Winter Soldier''.



** In addition to SoMyKidsCanWatch (see below), Robert Redford wanted to be in this movie so that he could play [[spoiler:a villain]], since he almost never gets cast as one. Another reason he's mentioned is that he's never been in such a special effects–heavy movie before.

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** In addition to SoMyKidsCanWatch (see below), Robert Redford wanted to be in this movie so that he could play [[spoiler:a villain]], since he almost never gets cast as one. Another reason he's mentioned is that he's never been in such a special effects–heavy effects-heavy movie before.



* CastingGag: Robert Redford [[Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor is on the other side of the]] [[spoiler:government conspiracy]] this time.

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* CastingGag: Robert Redford Creator/RobertRedford [[Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor is on the other side of the]] [[spoiler:government conspiracy]] this time.



** Besides playing [[spoiler:a villain]], Robert Redford reportedly wanted to experience the new style of film-making that utilised high technology to bring its characters to life.

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** Besides playing [[spoiler:a villain]], Robert Redford Creator/RobertRedford reportedly wanted to experience the new style of film-making that utilised high technology to bring its characters to life.



** Robert Redford joining a superhero film is not the kind of thing one would generally expect from him. He also uncharacteristically [[spoiler:plays the villain of the film]]. Heck, the directors have commented that, in an earlier age, the idea of Redford playing Captain America himself would not have been all that far-fetched. The directors' commentary notes that the style of the movie was inspired by '70s political thrillers, even referring to ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor'', in which Redford was the protagonist. In a way, ''The Winter Soldier'' is [[spoiler:Redford redoing the movie as the guy running a conspiracy instead of the agent being hunted, making this also an example of PlayingWithCharacterType]].

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** Robert Redford Creator/RobertRedford joining a superhero film is not the kind of thing one would generally expect from him. He also uncharacteristically [[spoiler:plays the villain of the film]]. Heck, the directors have commented that, in an earlier age, the idea of Redford playing Captain America himself would not have been all that far-fetched. The directors' commentary notes that the style of the movie was inspired by '70s political thrillers, even referring to ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor'', in which Redford was the protagonist. In a way, ''The Winter Soldier'' is [[spoiler:Redford redoing the movie as the guy running a conspiracy instead of the agent being hunted, making this also an example of PlayingWithCharacterType]].



** Anthony Mackie did the film so that his son and other African-American children can see that there are superheroes who look like them.
** Robert Redford said that the first thing that got him interested in the film was that his grandkids liked the movies a lot.

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** Anthony Mackie Creator/AnthonyMackie did the film so that his son and other African-American children can see that there are superheroes who look like them.
** Robert Redford Creator/RobertRedford said that the first thing that got him interested in the film was that his grandkids liked the movies a lot.



** Creator/AnnaKendrick, Felicity Jones, and Creator/ElizabethOlsen were considered to play Sharon Carter. Interestingly, Elizabeth Olsen would go on to play Scarlet Witch in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.

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** Creator/AnnaKendrick, Felicity Jones, Creator/FelicityJones, and Creator/ElizabethOlsen were considered to play Sharon Carter. Interestingly, Elizabeth Olsen would go on to play Scarlet Witch ComicBook/ScarletWitch in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.
26th Jun '17 8:41:37 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Steve states wryly that if he weren't a soldier, he could take up "Ultimate Fighting." In the BatmanColdOpen, Steve fights a character played by long-time [[[[MixedMartialArts Ultimate Fighting Championship]] welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.

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** Steve states wryly that if he weren't a soldier, he could take up "Ultimate Fighting." In the BatmanColdOpen, Steve fights a character played by long-time [[[[MixedMartialArts [[MixedMartialArts Ultimate Fighting Championship]] welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.St-Pierre.



* CastTheExpert: Batroc's moves are pretty convincing -- and that's probably because his actor Georges St-Pierre is one of the most respected names in MMA, three time welterweight champion of the UFC, and one of the top-ranked fighters in the [[BuffySpeak world, like ever]].

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* CastTheExpert: Batroc's moves are pretty convincing -- and that's probably because his actor Georges St-Pierre is one of the most respected names in MMA, three time pound-for-pound greats of MMA: a long-term welterweight champion of the UFC, and one of the top-ranked fighters in the [[BuffySpeak world, like ever]].UFC with nine title defenses.
26th Jun '17 8:36:59 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Steve states wryly that if he weren't a soldier, he could take up "Ultimate Fighting." In the BatmanColdOpen, Steve fights a character played by long-time [[[[MixedMartialArts Ultimate Fighting Championship]] welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.
26th Jun '17 8:33:22 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** A Hydra is generally depicted as a cross between a snake and a dragon. A helicarrier is (essentially) a plane. Once again, [[{{SnakesOnAPlane}} Samuel L. Jackson is trying to get those motherfucking snakes off his motherfucking plane.]]
11th Feb '17 12:28:03 PM Seraphine
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** Creator/AnnaKendrick, Felicity Jones, and Creator/ElizabethOlsen were considered to play Sharon Carter. Interestingly, Elizabeth Olsen would go on to play Scarlet Witch in Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron

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** Creator/AnnaKendrick, Felicity Jones, and Creator/ElizabethOlsen were considered to play Sharon Carter. Interestingly, Elizabeth Olsen would go on to play Scarlet Witch in Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.
30th Jan '17 12:43:22 PM kquinn0830
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* ColbertBump: The success of this film gave a major boost to Captain America's popularity. While his first two outings were well received, this film was what resulted in the character becoming one of the most popular characters in the MCU rivaling, and at times, surpassing Iron Man himself. Case in point: the poster for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' had the character in the background behind all the other heroes while the poster for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' has him front and center.
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