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• The Winter Soldier character, played by Sebastian
Stan in the film, was created for Marvel comics
by Ed Brubaker in 2005. Though the character of
Bucky Barnes existed previously in the Captain
America comic books, he was killed off in WWII
and not resurrected until Brubaker brought him
back as the Winter Soldier.
• For the scenes in the film that took place on the
ship Lumerian Star, the filmmakers used the Sea
Launch Commander, docked in Long Beach, Calif.
Although there were space challenges involved to
choreograph complex fight sequences in the tight
spaces of a real ship, the filmmakers were happy
to be able to further ground the film in reality by
using an existing vessel.
• In Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
fans will get to see multiples of the 2.0 version of
the helicarrier as well as S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters
based in a building called the Triskelion in Wash-
ington, D.C. The Triskelion is a newly designed de-
sign, state-of- the-art facility that fits seamlessly
into the backdrop of Washington.
• Chris Evans truly had mixed martial arts training
for Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Sol-
dier" as the fighting techniques he employed in
the film were a mixture of Parkour, Brazilian Jiu
Jitsu, karate and boxing. The filmmakers believed
that bringing Steve Rogers into the modern day
also meant that he had studied and mastered
modern fighting styles and techniques.
• With an acrobatic approach to fighting being fea-
tured in the film, Chris Evans willingly engaged in
gymnastics training. That training had a big pay-
off for Evans when it came time to shoot fight se-
quences like the Elevator Fight.
• The Elevator Fight was the first fight sequence
shot for the film. It featured Brock Rumlow and
ten guys in a crowded elevator with Captain
America. The challenge was how much choreog-
raphy could the filmmakers squeeze into a very
small space. Realizing that Steve Rogers would
have to be on the defensive, the stunt coordina-
tors let Chris Evans use his hands and feet in
close quarters until he gets a bit more room to
use his fighting techniques and do some serious
• Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier,
also went through rigorous fight and weapons
training. He took a lot of good-natured ribbing
from his friends because he would walk around
all day practicing his moves with a plastic knife
because he wanted his movements to feel natu-
• In Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier,"
Captain America gets a new "stealth" suit---a
navy blue, utilitarian-looking suit that moves flu-
idly. Since Captain America is working in special
ops in the new film, it was only logical that he
would not be wearing a target on his chest when
on clandestine missions. So the filmmakers opted
for a suit that would have texture and look more
real world with a Kevlar-based ballistic compo-
nent that would protect Captain America but at
the same time function like a military uniform.
• The filmmakers were interested in adding more
of a tactical design to the Falcon costume than
was represented in the comic books. Accordingly,
they incorporated a lot of real-world webbing,
straps and gear. The final result was a costume
that retained the iconic parts of the Falcon cos-
tume but stripped away the more comic book ele-
ments that would not work in the modern day.
The Falcon costume takes actor Anthony Mackie
25 minutes to put on.
• Anthony Mackie did quite a bit of wirework flying
as Falcon. The stunt coordinators would fly him
70 feet up in the air and land him precisely on a
little tape mark so he could walk right out of the
wires and into the scene. Luckily for all involved,
Mackie is athletic and highly coordinated, which
made everyone's job easier.
• Anthony Mackie, whose excitement and energy
for his character was infectious, liked to say "Cut
the check!'" whenever something had gone right
or a scene had been completed. It became a con-
tagious phrase that caught on and before long
everyone on set was saying it.
• Reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges
St-Pierre plays a French mercenary in the film. For
the filmmakers, landing the popular MMA fighter
for the role was a stroke of luck and good timing
but is was equally a stroke of luck for Georges St-
Pierre who was excited to get his first chance at
being in a big action movie.
• Shooting in Washington D.C. put Steve Rogers,
Black Widow and Falcon in scenes at some of
the most prominent national landmarks, in-
cluding the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memo-
rial, National Air and Space Museum, Capitol
Building, National Mall, Occidental Restaurant
at The Willard Hotel, DuPont Circle Neighbor-
hood and the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge,
which the production shut down for the first
time ever for the filming of a major motion pic-
• For the actors, shooting on the streets of
Washington, D.C. meant drawing big crowds---
many of them young kids who lined the
streets dressed in their Captain America cos-
tumes, waiting to meet Captain America him-
self. Chris Evans routinely took photos with
young fans and he describes those moments
as the best part of shooting in the nation's
capitol and playing Captain America.
• The production went to Cleveland, Ohio, for
six weeks in order to shoot the major action
sequences in the film. The move brought di-
rectors Anthony and Joe Russo back home to
the city where they grew up and started their
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