The Comeback of Steve Rogers
a/k/a Captain America
Marvel Studios Open Casting Calls For "Captain America" : The Winter Soldier
Starring in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is five-time Teen Choice Award nominee Chris Evans returning as Steve Rogers/Captain America; five-time Teen Choice Award nominee Emily VanCamp has been cast as Steve Rogers' love interest and female lead role of Sharon Carter/Agent 13; Academy Award winner Robert Redford has joined the cast and will play the role of a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agency Leader; four-time Golden Globe Award nominee Scarlett Johansson is back as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow; Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Nick Fury; the beautiful and talented Cobie Smulders returns as Agent Maria Hill; Sebastian Stan is back as James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, who becomes The Winter Soldier. Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Anthony Mackie has been cast to play the role of Falcon; Frank Grillo will play the supervillain Brock Rumlow/Crossbones.
Captain America Biography and Profile
Captain America's debut preceeded this country's entry into World War II. He rode the wave of public spirit that followed Pearl Harbor. He was identified forever within a period of time that may have been known as "The Golden Age" of the United States as much as it was known as The Golden Age of Comic Books. Certain sentiment of nostalgia of the period remains among those who are too young to have experienced it's triumphs and tradedies.
Of course Cap has always been wrapped in the American flag yet he is best symbolized by the shield he carries. The shield represents both defense and a target and when thrown it also functions as an effective weapon.
Captain American was not born with great power but it was bestowed on him as a gift. The champion of freedom started out as Steve Rogers, a scrawny 4F rejected by the Army then redeemed by a dose of "strange seething liquid" that turned him into a strapping specimen of heroic young manhood.
The secret formula and it's inventor were saboteurs, and therefore Captain America was the only one of his kind who was assigned by the government to disguise himself as a private in the Army. When the war ended, it appeared Captain America might have lost his purpose. Within a few years he was retired, and a short lived revival in the 1950's seemed to confirme fears that he had become irrevalent. His successful return in the 1960's had Captain America portrayed as a relic of a less complicated era. His quest for identity and direction are the themes of his adventure. He seeks the meaning of freedom at a time when patriotism might not be the same thing as loyalty to political leaders.