Now that we're officially cemented in 2014 and 'Thor: The Dark World' has successfully made the theatrical rounds, Marvel Studios can know focus its attention on 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' To go with our previous looks at the next standalone mission for Chris Evans' Steve Rogers, the studio has released a handful of new photos showing off our heroes and one of the villains to come.

Following the events that took place in 'The Avengers,' the red-white-and-blue-striped superhero heads for Washington, D.C. to face off against a new shadowy threat. Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury and Cobie Smulder's Agent Maria Hill will get a hand in the fun, and as the new 'Captain America 2' pics tease, so too will newcomer The Falcon, played with great enthusiasm by 'Pain & Gain' star Anthony Mackie.

From the official Marvel synopsis:

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy--the Winter Soldier.

The Winter Soldier, of course, is the returning Sebastian Stan as the now brainwashed and genetically enhanced Bucky Barnes, but the Cap will also have the likes of Crossbones (Frank Grillo) and the mysterious Agent Pierce (Robert Redford) to contend with. The film's directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, describe the film as a political thriller disguised as a superhero movie, so expect a lot of intrigue and mind games.

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' hits theaters this April 4, and in the meantime, check out the latest images in hi-res below.