The advertisements airing during Sunday night’s Super Bowl ranged from the usual spots for Budweiser and Coca-Cola to reminders that Radio Shack still exists and that Bob Dylan is hawking cars now. (You can watch the ads here.) And, of course, there were movie trailers promoting some of this year’s would-be blockbusters.
That meant a new glimpse of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” a superhero movie set in Washington, D.C. Marvel dropped a commercial on Sunday and followed that by posting the trailer online:
The film, a sequel to 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and 2012’s “The Avengers,” was partially filmed in the District, blocking the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge (which drew a small crowd), setting up shop on the Mall and closing some streets in Northwest Washington.
It was also shot in Cleveland and Los Angeles, with other filming locations being made up to resemble the nation’s capital; that’s why a faux Metrobus and a pylon for the Federal Triangle Metro station were spotted in Cleveland last year. (Cleveland also stood in for New York and Stuttgart, Germany, during the filming of “The Avengers.”)
As with the last trailer, we’re reminded more than once that this isn’t just another big-budget movie set in New York. We see a big military base near the Potomac River between Georgetown and Rosslyn, and we get brief glimpses of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and other staples of this region’s landscape.
While the movie doesn’t hit theaters until April 4, the early word is quite promising. Marvel wants Anthony and Joe Russo, the brothers who directed “The Winter Soldier,” to return for a third “Captain America” in part because the early test screenings have been so positive.