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Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release, ‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,’ production on the highly anticipated release, Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ has commenced in Los Angeles, Calif., with production also including locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C.

Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (‘Welcome to Collinwood’) from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus (‘Captain America: The First Avenger’) & Stephen McFeely (‘Captain America: The First Avenger’). Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans (‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ ‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble’) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,’ ‘Iron Man 2’) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,’ ‘Iron Man 2’) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will pick-up where ‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble’ left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ ‘Black Swan’) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (‘The Hurt Locker,’ ‘Million Dollar Baby’) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother’) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (‘Zero Dark Thirty’) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (‘Death Warrior’) as Georges Batroc.

Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell (‘Captain America: The First Avenger’) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones (‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ ‘The Hunger Games’) as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp (‘The Ring 2,’ ‘Revenge’) as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández (‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,’ ‘Thor’) as Agent Jasper Sitwell.

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release April 2014.