News from the Captain America side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has us wondering about the future of his allies, and villains.
May 6, 2016 is possibly going to be a very big movie night, with a potential showdown between Marvel and DC properties on the big screen. Captain America 3 recently locked down that release date, which puts them in direct competition with the Superman vs Batman/ Man of Steel sequel/ Justice League springboard. The film, which will be directed by The Winter Soldier’s Joe and Anthony Russo, was greenlit early, giving us an idea of the studio’s faith in the soon to be released Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
(If you haven’t seen the Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer, do yourself a favor and go ahead and do that now.)
Sebastian Stan returns as the titular Winter Soldier, and has been one of the highlights of the trailers and teasers we’ve seen so far. It was recently revealed that Sebastian Stan has a 9-picture deal with Marvel Studios, leading us to believe there are big plans for the Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Samuel L. Jackson received a similar deal that has so far involved a number of cameos and starring roles across Marvel’s wide slate of films, so it remains to be seen if the Winter Soldier will be appearing in other character’s films, or even the Avenger films in the future.
Another new addition to the Cap team is Anthony Mackie as Sam WIlson AKA the Falcon, who has been a partner and friend to Cap in the comics for years. The Falcon is also an Avenger in good standing, but it looks like he won’t be appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Movieweb spoke with Anthony Mackie about seeing Falcon in the Avengers sequel:
Chris is a good friend of mine. The movie starts in three weeks. I know he’s read the script. He’s like, ‘Yo, man, I read the Avengers script. It’s good.’ I was like, ‘Really?’ He said, ‘Yeah, Joss (Whedon) is doing rewrites, but it’s good. I was like, ‘Great! So… am I in it?’ And he says, ‘I’ve got to go. I’ll be back.’ What do you mean? Why can’t you just tell me if I’m in the movie? No one will tell me, not one person, so I gave up on it.”
Doesn’t look too good for Mackie, but the Falcon is sure to play a part in future Cap films and maybe eventually he’ll get that Avengers bump, hopefully.
Finally, yet another ally of Cap’s is seeing some movement on the small screen, as a bit more news regarding the potential Agent Carter series has been released. While the pilot has yet to be greenlit, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely envision Agent Carter as a limited 13-episode series, with Dominic Cooper’s Howard Stark having a recurring role on the show. Hayley Atwell is obviously on board for the series, which would take place in the continuity of the One-Shot, but still slightly before the formation of S.H.I.E.L.D that we saw.
Marvel Studios continues to expand the Cinematic Universe in new and exciting ways, and we are sure to hear more news on these characters as the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier gets closer and closer.
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