Marvel released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming Captain America sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, on Thursday.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) star Chris Evans is back in his star-spangled suit for the sequel, which takes place after The Avengers (2012) in present day. Captain America is still working for S.H.I.E.L.D. (Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Furry also returns), and teams up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to fight an enemy in Washington D.C. Other Avengers players returning include How I Met Your Mother’s Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, Hayley Atwell as Captain’s love from the 1940s, Peggy Carter, Dominic Cooper as a young Howard Stark (father to Iron Man Tony) and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, the Captain’s best friend who ‘died’ fighting in WWII. Sixty years later, Bucky is no longer the Captain’s friend. As the Winter Soldier, Stan is rumored to be the full-fledged villain of the film.

Joining the team are Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/The Falcon, who appears in the trailer as one of the Captain’s collegues, Robert Redford as Alexander Pierece, a higher up in S.H.I.E.L.D. and Emily VanCamp as rumored love interest Agent 13. Unfortunately, VanCamp is MIA in the trailer, but hopefully she will make more appearances as the April 2014 release date approaches.

The trailer also promises a lot of high tech, crime fighting gadgets, and Steve Roger’s classic morality struggle when it comes to fighting modern wars – more ruthless and less principled than he’d like. Plus, explosions, fancy aircrafts and some good old-fashioned hand to hand combat in an elevator.

Fans will certainly want to see Thor: The Dark World when it opens Nov. 8 – who knows what Captain America clues lie in the next installment of the revamped Marvel Universe cannon.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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