With ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms very soon, the cast and crew of the game-changing Marvel Studios film are out and about talking about it. Of course, with the recent announcement of the Sentinel of Liberty winning the May 2016 release date from ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ many outlets have been wondering about the future of Steve Rogers and his upcoming threequel. Among those making their rounds to the press are directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who might just have some of the answers that we’re looking for. But whether they’ll share or not is a whole different story.

Earlier this week, Jeremy Renner may have hinted at an appearance for Hawkeye in ‘Captain America 3,’ but the Russos would neither confirm nor deny that report. They wouldn’t even say if Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow would be back. Instead, the directors (specifically Anthony Russo) teased in an interview with Movies.com that fans will definitely be excited about whoever it is that Chris Evans’ character teams up with in the third tale in the Star-Spangled Avenger’s story:

“We just got another incredible draft from the writers and are very excited about the film. I can’t divulge who is going to be in the film, but I think the fans are going to freak out when they hear about it.”

After indicating that the next film would at least feature the Winter Soldier storyline as one layer of the plot, the filmmaker continued by saying that even before they decide on Cap’s allies for the next mission, they above all wanted to focus on advancing the super soldier in new and interesting ways:

“We just want to keep moving Cap forward. We wanted to push the character forward into the modern age with ‘The Winter Soldier’, and we want to keep pushing the character forward. We always want to be true to who Captain America is, but we want to surprise people about where he can go and what he’s capable of. That’s about as specific as I can get about where we might take him.”

Naturally, that approach is understandable considering that Rogers’ name is in the title of the franchise, but we fans can’t help but hope that our favorites will get a little more time onscreen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe outside of Joss Whedon’s films assembling Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

What do you think about the Russo Brothers’ comments about ‘Captain America 3’? Are there any characters that you think/hope will join Steve Rogers on his next solo mission? Let us know in the comments below.