Page One- Four Panels
WIDE PANEL. A CLOSE UP on the WINTER SOLDIER as he’s put to sleep by his Soviet masters. He floats in a glass tank, surrounded by a green liquid, an oxygen mask around his mouth. His eyes start to close.
VOICE (OFF): He’s under...*
CAPTION (JAMES): Every time I close my eyes it's the same thing. Always repeating.
Glimpses of someone I feel I used to know and a place I’ve never seen.
CAPTION: *Translated from Russian.
WIDE PANEL. CUT TO BUCKY holding onto that infamous rocket as it hurtles into the atmosphere, towards CAMERA. He's trying to hold on with all of his might. Below him we can see the rocket's trail, the frozen sea and a falling figure.
CAPTION (JAMES): There’s heat there.
WIDE PANEL: ZOOM IN on Bucky. His teeth are gritted, his neck muscles straining.
CAPTION (JAMES): I know somehow that he’s scared. That he’s trying to hold on.
But he can’t. He always falls.
WIDE PANEL: CUT TO another CLOSE UP of the Winter Soldier in the tank. He looks a little older this time (5-10 years). His eyes are wide open. He’s awake.
VOICE (OFF): Get him up and prepped*.
CAPTION (JAMES): But he’ll keep trying.