Similar to how “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” changed things dramatically for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, expect the still to be titled “Captain America 3” to have similar repercussions teases “Winter Soldier” co-director Joe Russo.
“If you’ve been talking to [Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige], the title has been in place probably for ten years in his brain,” Russo said in an interview with Crave Online. “It’s all part of the road map that he’s laid out, and it’s all part of the bigger plan.”
[The next quote contains “Winter Soldier” spoilers so don’t continue if you haven’t seen it yet]
“The big thing we knew we had to deal with in Cap 2 was the fall of Hydra. Similarly there is a very, very big idea at the center of Cap 3,” he said. “That big idea is one that ‘alters the universe as a whole in some way.’ As far as villain and story arc and tone, all that stuff is left up to us.”
I speculated that the Russos and Feige were possibly gonna try and make a Marvel movie adaptation of Secret Wars and there’s little in that interview that would make me think otherwise. It’s crazy how “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” hasn’t even come out yet I’m getting more and more hyped for “Cap 3.”
And in other Captain America news, Chris Evans addressed rumors that he’d be stepping away from the role once his initial contract with Marvel Studios ends after “Captain America 3” and “Avengers 3.”
While speaking with MTV during promotional rounds for his directorial debut with “Before We Go,” and had this to say about stepping out of Cap’s Star-Spangled shoes.
“Who’s handing off the shield? Don’t take my job from me prematurely, dude. I’m sure it’ll happen at some point, all good things have to come to an end. But I’m really happy playing the character.”
Nice to hear that Evans is still enjoying the role as much as we’re enjoying his performance. I’ve got a feeling that despite the nine-picture deal Sebastian Stan (aka Bucky/The Winter Soldier) signed, Marvel Studios may want to put together a Godfather-size offer that Evans can’t refuse after the anticipated success of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
What do you think? Ready for more appearances as Evans as Cap or would you prefer to see Marvel veer toward its recent comic book storylines and have The Winter Soldier or Falcon take up the shield?