The CAPTAIN AMERICA Crew Drop Hints About What To Expect In The Third Movie
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is riding high at the box office. The film shattered all records for movies released in April and is far and away the #1 movie in the world right now. With all the money it has made, there’s a good chance you’ve seen it at least once. If for some reason you still haven’t had a chance to make it out to the theater just yet, you might want to turn away from this article. The cast and crew of Cap 2 have been teasing what’s going to happen in movie #3, and we’ve rounded them all up right here. Read on at your own discretion.
Earlier today Marvel confirmed Captain America 3‘s release date (which you can read here), and it seems people are already excited to hear where Cap‘s next solo adventure will take him even before we see Avengers: Age of Ultron. We have a pretty good idea considering how this one ended. Speaking with The Huffington Post, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely say that Winter Soldier‘s story isn’t finished, obviously. Says Markus, “Winter Soldier is, even to this day in the comics, an unfinished story. You can’t kill people for 70 years and get fixed. You can only make incremental little steps toward some kind of attempt at redemption. Not even guaranteed redemption. We cracked him in the last battle, but we wanted to leave it ambiguous. So there were people out there thinking he’s either a stone cold killer or that everything is fine. [We’re] trying to pull at that thread [for Captain America 3].” The writer goes on to talk about the cliffhanger ending to the film. Bucky seems to start remembering who he really is, saving Captain America after beating the stuffing out of him in the destroyed Helicarrier. Markus says the decision to leave those threads dangling was intentional. He told the site:
We also dropped such a bomb on everybody by tearing down S.H.I.E.L.D., we needed an aftermath. You couldn’t just say, ‘Oh, this building fell down! Fade to black.’ It’s also just fun to leave people not in a completely stable place. If you’re dealing with a movie about the real world, the real world never gets fixed. The real world gets adjusted and maybe you fix one problem and another leak springs up. That’s why you’re only president for eight years because your heart can’t take it.
The Winter Soldier sets up Avengers: Age of Ultron, and McFeely seems to hint that Ultron will set up Captain America 3 in an interesting way regarding S.H.I.E.L.D. He told the site “One of the nice things about tearing down S.H.I.E.L.D. is that eventually it will require the Avengers to fill the hole. If you’ve taken out the world’s police, somebody has to do their job.” With Avengers taking on a larger role in the world with Age of Ultron, we can expect Steve Rogers to be in a rather interesting place before his next solo movie.
The hunt for Bucky will probably continue, but whether or not it follows the comics and Cap bites the bullet and Bucky picks up the shield remains to be seen. Director Joe Russo seems to hint that we’re with Bucky for the long run. Joe and Anthony Russo recently appeared on Empire‘s spoiler podcast where they opened up about the film, the behind the scenes stories, and what we can expect next. The entire podcast is great, but regarding Cap 3, Joe Russo would only say “The most that we can say about it at this point, is that Bucky’s story is not finished. It’s an introduction to Bucky’s story. So if you want to guess at what that movie will be about, you can assume this will be a continuation of Bucky’s story.“
Finally, Markus and McFeely had a few things to say in a recent interview with Collider as well. You can watch the full video below, but the duo reveal they’ve been working on Captain America 3 since they were told they would be coming back last year. They know Winter Soldier will play a role in the next film, but they’re not sure how big of a role it will be. What do you think about all the Cap 3 teasing?
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