Captain America: The Winter Soldier is “a political thriller”

Marvel movie boss Kevin Feige on how Captain America 2 is different from The First Avenger

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger

Speaking to Variety about the superhero movie boom, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige issued a small dose of insight into where Captain America 2 fits into the grand pattern.

“If it is a fad,” Feige said of comic-book movies, “it’s one that lasts 30 to 40 years, as the Western did, because each one is so different. There’s an opportunity to graft almost sub-genres onto them.

“Our first Captain America film was a World War II picture, and the next is a political thriller. They all have their own textures and patinas, and that’s what is exciting about it.”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is due in cinemas 4 April 2014. Buy the first film as triple-play DVD, Blu-ray and digital copy for £22 from Amazon.co.uk.