This has been a great year for Marvel Studios. While fans are certainly still riding that high from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, True Believers certainly haven’t forgotten ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ from earlier this year, especially since we saw the fallout from that film practically every week on ABC’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’. Now that the network has added ‘Agent Carter’ to their slate as well, there’s plenty in store for Steve Rogers’ world in the coming years and right in the middle of it all are Joe and Anthony Russo, who will be directing a few episodes of the new show while working on ‘Captain America 3’ for 2016. Recently, the filmmaking brothers spoke about a few things that they are aiming to include in the Star-Spangled Avenger’s next solo effort.
In an interview with Yahoo! Movies to promote the upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD release of their latest film, the Russos briefly touched on a few themes that we may see in ‘Captain America 3’, which is said to take place a few years after the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
Although the heart of the movie will be Steve Rogers’ complicated relationship with his childhood friend Bucky Barnes, the themes of politics and power will still be in play. “The character was invented for an explicitly political purpose. So it’s hard to get away from that nature,” Anthony tells Yahoo. It’s also important to the directors that Captain America doesn’t become another disillusioned antihero. As Joe sees it, “his morality is part of his superpower.”
They go on to say that they plan on “bringing some new elements to the table that will give us a twist on Winter Soldier,” but they don’t go any further. Could this mean that the duo is planning on being the first ones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to pass on a mantle? After all, the Ed Brubaker run of Captain America comics that the films are heavily based on sees Bucky take on Cap’s shield after Steve Rogers is assassinated. Maybe Phase Three is when we’ll actually see that story make the jump to the big screen. Also, Cap actor Chris Evans has been talking about switching to a life behind the camera, so this would be a good out for him.
While the directors were very tight-lipped about their next Cap project, we’re likely to learn more after ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ comes out since Joss Whedon will probably change the status quo for the MCU once again with his greatly anticipated sequel. Until then, what do you think about Joe and Anthony Russo’s comments about ‘Captain America 3’? Besides developments between the Winter Soldier and Captain America, what else would you like to see in the First Avenger’s next movie. Let us know in the comments below.