5 Things To Watch Before Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Five films and TV shows to distract your eyeballs in anticipation of the new movie.
Actors prepare for roles by diving into their characters, and perhaps going a little "method". Athletes prepare for big events by training, honing both their body and their mind (and sometimes nourishing their stomach with KFC). We geeks, meanwhile, prepare for big comic book movies by devouring every little scrap of information that comes before them, over analysing them, and getting ludicrously over-excited. At least that's how I've been with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's next blockbuster and the sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. Following on from The Avengers, Winter Soldier sees Steve Rogers finding himself living in the present day, working as an agent of SHIELD under his guise of Captain America. Not only is he struggling to adapt to how different the world is from the 1930s, but he also has to face a globe-spanning mystery and a new villain that could jeopardise the country he fought so hard for. Not only have all the trailers looked great, but a lot of the rumours regarding the film's plot, tone, and influences have been jolly exciting too. If, like me, you're growing rapidly impatient for the film's release on March 26th (in most of the world, anyway; April 4th in America for...some reason), I have compiled for you - well, us - five films and TV shows to distract your eyeballs in anticipation of the new film, and to "prepare" yourself for what we can expect.