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Russo brothers on Captain America 3 casting, character involvement and closure

August 28th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Recently there have been some quotes taken from Jeremy Renner (here) on his involvement in the third Captain America film, saying there is a good chance that Hawkeye will make an appearance in Steve Roger’s next solo installment.

Then, the other day the Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-director Joe Russo hinted at some of the developments that are happening in the third installment over at Marvel Studios. Coincidently, Russo talked about the potential involvement of Hawkeye and other members of The Avengers, hinting at who could potentially show up in the third Captain America outing.

Now, Joe’s brother and fellow co-director Anthony Russo has had a few things to say about who could be joining Rogers on his next adventure. He sat down with and had this to say: “I can’t divulge who is going to be in the film, but I think fans are going to freak out when they hear about it. 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.”

Anthony also confirmed that a new draft of the script has just come through and it confirms the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) will have a substantial role to play: “The relationship between Cap and the Winter Soldier was never resolved at the end of the last movie. Thinking about where that relationship can go is a piece of the puzzle for us for sure. That character is a wonderfully, beautifully tragic figure in the sense of is he the world’s most feared assassin or is he the world’s longest serving POW.

“Is he innocent by reason of insanity or the equivalent of it because he’s been mind controlled or is he irredeemable? Is he ever going to be acceptable to Cap again as the friend that he used to be before he was the Winter Soldier? These are very philosophical, emotional questions that pique our interest and definitely form one layer of the next movie.”

When MTV News asked if the third installment was going to provide a sense of closure similar to Iron Mas 3, Russo had this to say: “I will say this: yes, for satisfying storytelling, you want a beginning, middle and end. That’s the natural arc that we all thrive off of in narrative. The great thing about the Marvel universe, just like the publishing, it’s a very vast, inter-connected universe, where characters will have their rise and fall, so to speak, and hand off to other characters. As the cinematic universe moves forward, you may start to see the cinematic universe adopt that same pattern.”

Full steam ahead for the Russo boys by the sounds of things.

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