Stunning New WINTER SOLDIER IMAX Poster; Plus Screenwriters Tease CAPTAIN AMERICA 3
The Captain America: The Winter Soldier goodies just keep rolling on as we inch closer and closer to the April 4th release date. Earlier today we got two new TV spots, and this evening we get a gorgeous new IMAX poster for the Russo brothers directed film as well as a little teaser from the screenwriters about the next installment of Steve Rogers adventures as the Sentinel of Liberty. The first one isn’t out yet, though it is getting incredibly positive buzz, so it’s about that time where we start looking forward to what comes next. Luckily the writers are happy to oblige. Kind of.
Speaking with Den of Geek about The Winter Soldier, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were asked how they approached the prospect of adapting such a beloved comic book story into a film. When the question was raised if it was similar to adapting a novel, where you take some elements that will work on the screen and add new things while still remaining faithful to the tone and spirit of the source, the duo agreed that is the best way to describe it. McFeely said “Exactly right. Like, you know, we kind of knew we’re not gonna use the Cosmic Cube. We’ve been there, we’ve done that. He’s not Russian exactly. He’s not a Soviet experiment. There were just some things that would be much tougher to do on screen as they are in the comic.” Then Markus chimed in with a rather interesting statement. He explained “We didn’t want to bring back the Skull so soon. Let alone have him inside the head of somebody else. But yeah, it is a matter of being really respectful to the tone and the spirit of it without necessarily having to duplicate the exact details.“
When Markus was asked about his Red Skull comments and whether his mentioning of bringing him back “too soon” was intentional or just and offhand comment used as example, he said “I only said that because I think it’s fairly clear he didn’t die in that first movie but he f***ed off into Wonderland.” So that’s a possibly villain for movie number 3, but the duo wouldn’t tip their hand just yet. They, along with the Russo brothers, are currently hard at work breaking the story for Captain America 3. When asked if they would be pulling from a comic book storyline again, the duo did offer up a tiny teaser:
McFeely: Oh yeah, you can probably predict some of the threads we would like to pick up again that we’ve laid out there. And we always go back to the comics and dive back in and look at anything we’ve missed in the last few years that might be relevant.
Markus: We’ve definitely set out on a more realistic road in the Cap movies, you know. Even more grounded than in the other MCU movies. And so it kind of rules out Cap fighting the Dinosaur Man or something like that. There are some that aren’t gonna start and other ones that — I mean there’s a couple we’re playing with right now that we really want to take elements from. Which we’ll not reveal.
All I’m saying is psychotic 1950s Cap.
We’ll just have to wait and see what exactly “psychotic 1950s Cap” means, but we can start the guessing game. The film is already slated for a 2016 release, so the wait isn’t that terribly long. What do you think about the writers’ comments? How cool is that new IMAX poster below?
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