CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the film features Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Cobie Smulders, Hayley Atwell and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their roles from previous MCU productions, as well as Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp and Robert Redford joining the franchise.
Two years after the events of The Avengers, Steve Rogers (Evans) resides peacefully in Washington, D.C., struggling to adapt to contemporary society. However, after a S.H.I.E.L.D. compatriot is assailed, Steve becomes entangled in a mystery that may endanger the globe. Together with Natasha Romanoff (Johansson), Captain America attempts to uncover the growing machination while fending off hired hit men. When the entire scheme is discovered, Captain America and the Black Widow must recruit the aid of the Falcon and soon encounter an unanticipated and powerful adversary — the Winter Soldier.