On Saturday, Marvel showed first footage of their upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron as the crowning piece of their SDCC’14 presentations. But their reveals weren’t just happening in the panels. Marvel also unveiled several props from the movie at their booth.
The first to be revealed was the Harley Davidson that Black Widow rides in the film, complete with Cap’s shield on the front:
Nearby was a prop from the first Avengers, Loki’s spear:
If you read our article on the Avengers: Age of Ultron presentation, you’ll remember a key scene in the teaser trailer shown centered on the smashed shield of Captain America. This was the centerpiece of their display:
I’ll admit, I’m a big fan of Marvel. I’ll also admit that “Captain America: The First Avenger” isn’t one of my favorite Marvel movies.
With the release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” however, Marvel not only has another hit on their hands, but firmly entrenches this Avenger as a major force to be reckoned with in the Marvel Universe.
Where the first movie introduced Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his superhero alter ego’s origins, this movie takes place in a post-Avengers world. One which Rogers is not only trying to catch up with, but one in which he’s trying to find his place in.
As the movie opens, Captain America is now working for S.H.I.E.L.D., but he’s not totally comfortable with all the grey areas the organization likes to operate in. He has an uneasy working relationship with S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and fellow agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), also known as Black Widow, and he’s highly suspicious of a new agency project that will neutralize potential threats before they happen.