Filming for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ doesn’t start until March 2013, but leading man Chris Evans is none the less excited about the movie. In an interview with MTV, Evans talks about working with Sebastian Stan again, the addition of The Falcon, and how he’s looking forward to the sequel to his popular patriotic superhero.
Of all the Phase 2 Marvel movies that are in development or filming presently, ‘Captain America: The Winter’s Soldier’ seems to be the one whose plot has pretty much been laid out even before filming has begun. That’s because the movie is said to be based on the ‘Winter Soldier’ comic books penned by Ed Brubaker.
For those not familiar, in the original Marvel comics’ storyline, Bucky Barnes is helping Cap as they fight against the villain Baron Zemo. Bucky tries to defuse a bomb that is attached to a drone plane but is unsuccessful and it explodes. His body, missing one arm, is found by a Russian patrol submarine crew that brings him back to Moscow. He is revived and implanted with a bionic arm. Due to the explosion, Bucky suffers from amnesia and some brain damage and is reprogrammed to become a Soviet assassin for ‘Department X’ under the code name ‘Winter Soldier.’ At one point, he even has a brief relationship with the Black Widow.
Evans has already read the ‘Winter Solider’ comics and the film’s screenplay and states that the sequel to’ has been in the works since the first film, ‘Captain America: The First Avenger:’
“There were always hints at that. The best thing about [Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige is he’s a fan. He’s not just a businessman; he’s a rabid comic book fan. Even during the first ‘Captain America,’ well before ‘The Avengers,’ there were whispers of [‘Winter Soldier’] being the sequel. So I’m excited to tackle that.”
Although there is no word as to how faithful the film will be to the comic version, Evans is excited to be working with Sebastian Stan again, who will be reprising his role as Bucky. “He’s a great guy,” says the actor.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will also bring about the premiere of The Falcon, the first African American Marvel comic superhero. Anthony Mackie has been signed for the role.
“He’s so great,” commented Evans, “I’ve known Mackie for a few years now. I’m really happy we got him. We got lucky.”
With Evans this excited about the sequel, it’s now up to directors Anthony and Joe Russo (‘Community’, ‘Happy Endings’) to pull it all off. What say you? Are you looking forward to their take on one of the most popular story arcs in Captain America’s history?
Source: Geek Tyrant