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Bucky Barnes has been called many things – Avenger, Invader, and even Captain America. But to many, he’s known by only one name – The Winter Solider! A name that carries a bloody legacy reaching deep into the pages of history. And today Marvel is proud to present your first look at WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #1 – a new limited series from blockbuster writer Rick Remender and fan-favorite artist Roland Boschi!
At the height of the Cold War, S.H.I.E.L.D. sends their top operative, agent Ran Shen, deep into enemy territory to retrieve two Nazi scientists that could be the key to winning the war. But they aren’t the only ones who want these high value scientists. The Soviet Union have unleashed their most ruthless agent – THE WINTER SOLDIER! His mission: acquire the scientists by any means necessary – or kill them before they fall into enemy hands!
“In the late 1960s, a S.H.I.E.L.D. mission gone wrong begat the creation of the Iron Nail, the foe whose schemes and strategies are bedeviling Captain America in the present in his own series,” says Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH tells the story of that fateful mission, and the events that set S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Ran Shen onto the path that would result in him becoming the dreaded Iron Nail.”
Don’t miss the intrigue, adventure, romance, and action in this high-octane, pulse pounding thriller that will have grave consequences for the life of modern day Captain America when WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #1 hits comic shops this February!
MGM has targeted Red Dawn for an updated remake and brought Carl Ellsworth (Red Eye, Disturbia) on board to script it out. The original story played heavily on Cold War paranoia by starting the third world war with an invasion on American soil. There’s still something chilling about the image of soldiers parachuting down into the high school’s back field to those of us who lived in that time. You can’t argue Ellsworth’s logic for a remake though: ” "The tone is going to be very intense, very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we’re in. As Red Dawn scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again?"
Dan Bradley, who has served as a second unit director on films like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Spider-Man 2 will helm the Red Dawn remake, making the movie his first stint as a film’s primary director.
The Hollywood Reporter article announcing Ellsworth and Bradley’s roles describes Red Dawn as part of a strong MGM library that can be exploited for a new audience. Interesting choice of words there. Not reinvent, not remake, but exploit. That’s because movies like Red Dawn is a classic for many people.
CANNES, France (AP) _ Indiana Jones received louder applause going in than he did coming out. His latest adventure, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” earned a respectful _ though far from glowing _ reception Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival, the movie avoiding the sort of thrashing the event’s harsh critics gave to “The Da Vinci Code” two years ago.
Yet Indy’s fourth big-screen romp is not likely to go down as one of his most memorable. Some viewers at its first press screening loved it, some called it slick and enjoyable though formulaic, some said it was not worth the 19-year wait since Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford made the last film.
Captain America, one of Marvel Comics oldest and most iconic characters, was killed in the latest issue of his self-titled comic book. He was 66 years old.
The legendary crime fighter was shot by a sniper’s bullet while exiting the Federal Courthouse.
Captain America came on the scene in 1941 as a patriotic crime fighter who battled Nazis in World War II. Also known as Steve Rogers, the superhero served his country by signing up for a “super soldier serum,” which enabled him to become the ultimate fighting machine for the U.S.
After the war, Captain America went on to battle Cold War Communists before entering suspended animation so that he may serve his country in the future. He returned to action decades later where he helped set up the Avengers and continued the good fight in his own line of comics.
In the last seven decades, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s creation has sold 210 million comic books and has been printed in over 70 different countries.
Rogers was never married and has no known living relatives. via Variety