Running down the top fandom events of the upcomming year
7. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (April)
Some call it "Avengers 1.5," many industry pros say it's the best script so far filmed by Marvel Studios. The trailers certainly look great, and it could be one of the best superhero movies to date. When it hits theaters in April, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will give fans perhaps the best clue to date of the path future Marvel movies will follow. The events of the film will affect S.H.I.E.L.D. (which will, of course, impact Marvel Television, too), the Black Widow and the Avengers while introducing the Falcon and serving as the introduction to Ed Brubaker's "Winter Soldier" comics storyline, arguably the greatest story in Cap's rich history. All this, plus Robert Redford! The next stop in "Marvel Phase 3" is the last major step before the next Avengers movie, but despite all that, Cap should stand on his own and deliver a kick ass action film in the vein of "Mission Impossible." Before going cosmic, Marvel Studios plans to deliver an earthbound "Captain America" story.