‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Video And Pictures Spark Photoshop Kerfuffle

Shortly after the news that Captain America 3 is in the works, Marvel has released four new posters and more pictures from Captain America: The Winter Soldier (trailer here, F*CK YEAH version here). The pictures include our first look at Batroc the Leaper, but before we get to that, let’s just get the silly photoshop “controversy” out of the way.

Some people have been complaining about Scarlett Johansson’s poster:

I like this poster, in that it reminds me of classical paintings, with aircraft in the background standing in for birds and cherubs floating behind an angelic-looking yet determined Black Widow. Nonetheless, some have a problem with it. One of the most popular criticisms came from awesomely-named The Magna Farta, where this picture has over 60K reblogs and likes.

Did they photoshop her waist to appear smaller? Maybe. On the other hand, tilting your hips slightly can make your waist appear thinner, and that’s exactly how she’s standing. Even though we love a kerfuffle, this one — unlike Johansson — doesn’t have much in the way of legs.

Moving on, the new pictures gave us this first look at Batroc the Leaper, played by UFC champion Georges St-Pierre. Better luck next time, Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Awww, he doesn’t have the epic mustache. Anyway, Badass Digest says he’ll be showing up “in the movie’s opening scene, where Cap jumps out of a plane without a parachute and then takes down a boat full of baddies. From the footage I’ve seen it’s going to be amazing.”

We’ll probably have a little more on Batroc later today, and we’ll post the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Super Bowl spot as soon as we can. In the meantime, here’s a 16-second teaser for the Super Bowl spot, as well as the new posters and pictures. So much brooding, you guys.

That’s Robert Redford in the background, not a Strutting Leo meme added by us afterwards, I promise.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4th.

Pictures via First Showing, CBM, The Magna Farta, and The Playlist.