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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ First Look Movie Poster Released (Photo)

Respect the shield

The first movie poster for the sequel to 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger" was released by Marvel on Tuesday — and it's pretty dynamic.

OK, so it's just a shield with the second installment of the superhero franchise's release date — Apr. 14, 2014 — on it. But it's a pretty cool shield.

In the picture, nearly all of the paint has worn off Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) famous red-and-white striped defense device. (One could make the case that it is also Rogers' strongest offensive weapon. Just did.)

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In the sequel, Rogers teams up with Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" also stars Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan and Robert Redford.

The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.