Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scribes Shed Some Light On The Film


winter soldierScript writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been out promoting the Michael Bay film they wrote called Pain & Gain. There’s a lot of positive buzz on that film, but the conversations they’ve had during press have quickly turned to their work on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and a little on Thor: The Dark World. They wrote Cap 2 and did a little work on Thor, but a lot of writers are involved with Thor since it has such an epic scale. Speaking with both /Film and Collider, the writing duo shed some new light on Winter Soldier.

Speaking with /Film, McFeely talked about the differences between The First Avenger and Winter Soldier. He says it’s going to feel like a completely different genre film:

It’ll feel like a different genre, we’ll can say that. We’re very proud of the first one because it was our love letter, and Joe Johnson’s love letter, to Indiana Jones, so it had that Forties vibe to it. This is much more of a modern conspiracy political thriller. So it’s a fast ride. The action will fell commensurate. You’ll see Cap fight in a way that you have never seen before, or at least not for him. The DNA is the same, but the animal is different.

Then both McFeely and Markus talked about how they worked toward getting things in place for Avengers 2. The duo talk about how the left and right hand of Marvel, Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon, direct them to connect the dots as it were:

McFeely: Kevin is the dungeon master, so if there’s something we really need to know, he’ll tell us, but he doesn’t steer us. With rare exceptions does he say “We can’t do that because of this next movie.” More often than not he’ll say “Let’s get this movie right and whatever falls out after that,we’ll address in the next movie. We’ll make sure that we don’t steer that movie in the wrong direction.”

Markus: And more often than not, when you’re thinking of the movies as a whole, it’s “What do you want the state of the world to be when Avengers 2 kicks off?” It’s never like, Cap has to put down a briefcase so the Hulk can pick it up. It’s never that specific. It’s sort of like, “Where do you want loyalties to lie when that movie opens?”

Over at Collider, the duo spoke a lot about Winter Soldier as well as what they know about Thor. It’s a great interview that offers up info on things like why Cap won’t just call in The Avengers, how they have peppered in Easter Eggs, and how the film will follow The Avengers. Thanks to Collider for the embed, check out the fantastic interview below. Also, click on the /Film link to read the rest of their great interview as well.

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