Is the New Captain America Even Better Than The Avengers? Two Slate Critics Discuss.

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April 4 2014 5:36 PM

Spoiler Special: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Slate film critic Dana Stevens talks with Slate staff writer Forrest Wickman about Captain America: Winter Soldier, the follow-up to 2011’s The First Avenger. Does Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow finally build a solid case for a female superhero at the helm of her own film franchise? What does the film suggest about The Avengers: Age of Ultron? And who exactly is the Winter Soldier?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer.