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See Chris Evans in his directorial debut

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Earlier this year, while promoting the second Captain America film, Chris Evans hinted that people shouldn’t expect to see him in superhero movies much longer. In fact, his real ambition was to direct, and he wasn’t speaking hypothetically. Once titled 1:30 Train and now titled Before We Go, his directorial debut was recently announced as one of the films that will premiere at this September’s Toronto Film Festival. According to the festival’s official release, “the story follows two strangers after their serendipitous meeting in Grand Central [Station in Manhattan]. Over the course of one night, they form an unlikely bond and the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for exploration into each other and themselves.”

At quick glance, it sounds like Before Sunrise, which is not the worst place to start. Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) plays the pretty stranger, who misses her train home, and Evans portrays a musician in the right place at the right time. In 10 years, perhaps they can reunite in Paris.

Everything you need to know about 'Snowpiercer,' this summer's best post-apocalyptic comedy-horror fairy tale

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A few months after he played Captain America for the second time in The Avengers, and a few months before he’d play Captain America for the third time in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chris Evans went to Prague in the spring of 2012 to film Snowpiercer (rated R, out now). For Bong Joon-ho, a South Korean phenom shooting his first English-language feature, this presented a supersize challenge. You see, Evans’ character, who leads a ragtag, rag-wearing lower-class community in a full-blown revolt against their decadent overseers, is supposed to be malnourished. “The only difficult aspect of shooting Chris was hiding all his muscle mass,” says Bong. “We did a lot of things with costumes to make him look unhealthy.”

That’s Snowpiercer in a nutshell: a blockbuster in disguise. The film, which has already earned $80 million overseas, may be the most gonzo movie to hit U.S. theaters this summer. The postapocalyptic allegory, set entirely on a train, is an international movie in every sense—based on a French graphic novel, filmed in Eastern Europe, and directed by a South Korean who co-wrote the screenplay with an American. In addition to a hatchet-wielding Evans, the film stars Oscar winners Octavia Spencer (The Help), who’d always wanted to do an action movie, and Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), who wears false teeth and a fake nose throughout. (In the script, Swinton’s character is described as “a mild-­mannered man in a suit.”) READ FULL STORY

'Winter Soldier' Blu-ray: Captain America brings Marvel into the real world -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Considering he’s a superhero who made his bones fighting Nazis in World War II, Captain America was perhaps the most unlikely Avenger to star in an adventure that captures the paranoia and technology of the 21st century. But with The Winter Soldier, directors Anthony and Joe Russo tapped into something more than good guys versus bad guys. “To build a better world sometimes means tearing the old one down,” says Alexander Pierce, the calculating intelligence bureaucrat played by Robert Redford. “And that makes enemies.”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will likely be the year’s biggest box-office hit (so far) by the time you read this. (It’s poised to pass The LEGO Movie.) Starring in The Avengers certainly boosted Cap’s profile, but that’s not the only reason that the superhero’s sequel nearly doubled the global box-office of his 2011 franchise-starter. While the 2012 superfriends blockbuster took place in a world where the primary threats are external — Shakespearean villains and angry aliens — The Winter Soldier turned inward, holding up a mirror to the military-industrial complex S.H.I.E.L.D. had created. It was more layered and complex, and some smart people anointed it Marvel’s best film yet. As a result, Cap is feeling kind of chesty. His next standalone film is slated for May 6, 2016 — the same date as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The Winter Soldier arrives on digital Aug. 19 and then Blu-ray on Sept. 9. Clip below for the exclusive trailer: READ FULL STORY

'Snowpiercer' trailer: Chris Evans faces a dark future on a train -- VIDEO

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Based on Jean-Marc Rochette’s comic book series, the first trailer for Snowpiercer has arrived.

Chris Evans stars in the sci-fi film set in a future where the only people left are divided by their economic status on a mysterious train. Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, and Octavia Spencer also star in the film from writer/director Joon-ho Bong. Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Chris Evans wants a first-class upgrade on the 'Snowpiercer' train -- VIDEO

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Think of Snowpiercer as The Hunger Games meets Noah’s Ark meets The Polar Express. Mankind’s efforts to fight global warming have backfired, and the Earth is now a frigid iceball where the last remnants of humanity survive in a class-based system inside a perpetual-motion train known as the Snowpiercer. Tilda Swinton plays the train’s fascist leader (of course) while Chris Evans is a reluctant leader of the unwashed underclass.

Director Bong Joon-Ho (The Host) adapted Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s 1982 French graphic novel, and the action movie was an enormous box-office hit in Bong’s native South Korea when it opened there in August. In the new red-band trailer, blood is spilled, school children fire automatic weapons, and Swinton gets to utter phrases like, “Precisely 74 percent of you will die. This is going to be good.”

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Behind the Shield: The surreal making of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' -- EXCLUSIVE

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. But in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s getting harder for the superhero to tell the difference. In the latest installment from Marvel Studios’ interlocked franchise, Chris Evans’ unfrozen genetically-enhanced warrior from the Greatest Generation is still unsure of his place in the world after helping to save it twice: once from the forces of Red Skull in 2011’s original Captain America, and again from an alien invasion in 2012’s The Avengers.

The Winter Soldier features an eponymous new villain — a bioengineered assassin with a mechanical arm—who is targeting the leadership of the global protection force S.H.I.E.L.D. The film, directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo (already being courted by Marvel for more), reteams Evans with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury as top operatives for the group. But Cap (alias Steve Rogers) is beginning to question whether he and S.H.I.E.L.D. are on the same side. Sebastian Stan plays the Winter Soldier, and anyone who saw the first film knows his character’s history with Rogers runs deep. If there’s an overall theme in the movie, it’s this: Old friends make the worst enemies.

EW visited the set of The Winter Soldier last July. It’s the day after Comic-Con ended. Footage screened for fans at the annual convention had lathered the geeky faithful into a frenzy, but no one is celebrating on set. Instead of passing around high fives, the cast members are punching each other in the face. READ FULL STORY

Critical Mass: Is 'Captain America' the hero we deserve?

Summer doesn’t begin until June 21, but blockbuster season begins today with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This time around, Chris Evans’ 1940s super-soldier finds himself in a 1970s paranoid political thriller set in post-9/11 Washington, D.C. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the first superhero film since the terrorist-inflected The Dark Knight that plugs you right into what’s happening now,” writes EW’s Owen Gleiberman. READ FULL STORY

'Winter Soldier' TV teaser: Is this the first superhero-action-romance? -- VIDEO

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The newest TV teaser for Captain America: The Winter Soldier has a pounding score that evokes the proper amount of action and danger for an Avengers film. But a different version might be just as suited to a romantic ballad, judging by the way the clip underlines the increasingly warm and fuzzy relationship between Cap (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). Plenty of heartfelt gazes. Plenty of teamwork building. Plenty of courageous tit-for-tat heroics.

The Winter Soldier unofficially kicks off the summer blockbuster season next week, opening in the U.S. on April 4. It’s already off to a rousing start abroad, bringing in $75.2 million during its opening weekend in 32 foreign territories.

Watch the latest clip below: READ FULL STORY

'Empire Magazine' gives fans first look at Sebastian Stan as 'Captain America' Winter Soldier

Empire Magazine‘s upcoming February issue has a lot to offer Captain America fans. On top of giving a good look at the Cap’s new uniform, the magazine cover also features the first photo of actor Sebastian Stan in full blown Winter Soldier uniform.

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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier': See the first official poster

After awakening from a nearly 70-year nap and helping to save the world from a plague of alien baddies, humble supersoldier Steve Rogers — a.k.a. Captain America — thinks he might finally get a chance to adjust to modern life in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Unfortunately, the world has other plans.

Today, Marvel unleashed the first moody poster for the Captain’s second solo cinematic spotlight. Though the rest of the film’s cast — including Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow — isn’t pictured, fans of Chris Evans’s silhouette, lens flares, and bird’s-eye views of our nation’s capital should be pleased. (Wait — is Captain America the one who really ended the government shutdown?) Check it out below:
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