Will Captain America Go Psychotic In CAPTAIN AMERICA 3?


wif44-11In just a couple of weeks, Marvel fans, and probably movie fans in general, will be treated to the highly anticipated Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film, which has been described as a “political thriller” looks to be upping the ante in regards to action, as Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, teams up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to take on a new and familiar threat in The Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan. From the clips we’ve seen, directors Joe Anthony Russo have kicked things into a new gear and I, for one, can’t wait to see the final result.

It was recently revealed that Captain America 3 is slated to go head-to-head against Batman Vs. Superman at the box office, with both films set to be released May 6th, 2016. Whether one of them will budge from that slot has yet to be seen, but I’d be quite surprised if they both held to their guns. Anyway, the Brothers Russo are expected to return to helm the third film in the Captain America franchise and they’ve stated that the film is already in the early planning stages and we may have an idea of the direction they are heading in regards to story.

In a recent interview with Den of Geek,Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, the writing duo behind The Winter Soldier and current scribes for the third film, revealed a not-so-subtle hint about the story they may be adapting. While the clue may seem vague, it reveals itself pretty quickly after a short search.

All I’m saying is psychotic 1950s Cap.

What on Earth could he be referring to you ask? In this particular story line, William Burnside, a fan and eventual scholar of Captain America, finagled his way into the famed suit of the patriotic hero and subsequently lost his mind. The story eventually finds the character running amok in present day (in the original story, that would place it in the 70’s), terrorizing Sam Wilson and Sharon Carter, both of whom are introduced rather conveniently in The Winter Soldier. There is also potential the Red Skull, who we can assume is still alive….somewhere, may be revived for the story.

Admittedly, I’ve not read this comic, so I can’t really comment too much, but right of the bat, I can say it leaves me feeling rather meh about the idea. I guess it all depends on how they approach the “psychotic” aspect of the story. If he’s just sitting on a park bench, rocking in the fetal position, I don’t see much of a story, but if they head down a path that rivals that of a character like, I don’t know, The Joker, then you have a movie. We’ll see if this is the direction the go or not. What do you guys think? Is this a good story to adapt or is there something else you’d rather see?

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