Captain-America:-The-Winter-Soldier-Character-Poster-Alexander-Pierce-sliceFollowing a patriotic Super Bowl TV spot at the weekend, Marvel launched two epic first full-length trailers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, going on to announce this week that the film will set in motion critical events that tie into Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

As if all that wasn’t enough, the studio have released a new character poster for Robert Redford’s Alexander Pierce, who joins the Cinematic Universe and is expected to play a key role in upcoming films beyond Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.

Chris Evans is of course back in the eponymous lead, with Scarlett Johansson and Sebastian Stan completing the leading trio as Black Widow and The Winter Soldier. Joining them will be Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, and Hayley Atwell, with Redford completing the cast alongside Samuel L. Jackson.

Brothers Anthony and Joe Russo (Arrested Development) take to the helm this time around, with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World) returning to pen the script.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 26th March in the UK, following soon after in the US on April 4th.