Those Russo brothers are just everywhere talking about Captain America 3 at the minute, aren’t they?
The latest news comes from a chat with Screenrant and it gives us some tantalising new ideas of what to expect from the next Cap movie. Firstly, they talk about the possibility of Red Skull retuning: “That’s the great thing about the Marvel universe, is anything is possible. All these characters exist. And as we’ve seen on the publishing side, there’s very inventive, creative ways to make characters relevant again and surprising ways to make the characters relevant again. He’s a great character. Whether or not he finds his way back I can’t really say.”
On Bucky – AKA The Winter Soldier – returning: “The thing we love about Bucky is he’s a really complicated character; very tragic, complicated character. Here’s a guy, when you look at him, is he the world’s worst assassin or is he the longest serving POW in history?
“Either he’s innocent by reason of insanity or the equivalent of that, in terms of not being responsible for his actions because he was brain controlled, or he’s a monster. It’s a very complicated place. It’s a hard place to move forward from that. In relationship to Cap, it’s like is Cap ever going to be able to access the guy he used to be?
“If he can’t, well who is Winter Soldier? Is he Bucky Barnes anymore or is he somebody new? So those are all really interesting questions to ask with him.
“It’s our job on the next one to outdo the villain from the last one… you can only define the hero against the villain. So the greater the villain, the greater definition you get out of your hero.”
Talking to EW, Joe Russo talked about the tone of the movie: “You have to work really hard to deliver something different, and exciting, and challenging. That’s what we’re in the middle of on Cap 3 right now, pushing really hard to make sure that what we deliver is something that’s gonna be different from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We’re more grounded in the world of Winter Soldier than Winter Soldier was grounded in First Avenger… we are pushing Cap to a place he hasn’t been before.”
Finally, Anthony Russo talked to The Wall Street Journal: “We will definitely be watching cuts of Avengers: Age of Ultron. We talk to [Joss Whedon] when we can. We talk to [Kevin Feige] when we can, just to get insight into what they’re doing, and what direction they’re headed, so it’ll definitely impact us, without question, from a narrative standpoint. From a tonal standpoint, perhaps. It’s hard to say.
“We have read the script. It’s incredible. I think Joss is going to blow people away with this one.”
So, if that hasn’t got you excited for Captain America 3, we don’t know what will. Ah, who we kidding? We were CRAZY excited already…