EXCLUSIVE: CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 Writers Confirm That We WON'T See The 1950s Psychotic Cap
Earlier this year, Captain America: The Winter Soldier screenwriter Christopher Markus briefly mentioned the possibility of using the psychotic 1950s Cap as a villain in Captain America 3. Despite never directly stating that, it didn't stop a lot of people jumping to the conclusion that that was the villain that the next movie (currently set for a May 6th, 2016 release) would focus on. When I got the chance to talk to both Markus and writing partner Stephen McFeely earlier today, I asked about those reports, and they set the record straight on the matter once and for all, making it clear that the off the cuff remark doesn't mean we should expect to see this particular bad guy.
When Captain America: The Winter Soldier screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely mentioned the psychotic 1950s Cap as a potential future villain earlier this year, many assumed that it meant we would see him in the next movie. Well, we can now confirm that definitely isn't the case...
Stephen McFeely: [Laughs] Chris, would you like to put that to bed?
Christopher Markus: Yes! That was a smart remark, off the cuff. What I love about that whole run, the whole existence of that, is the sort of single minded desire to retcon everything into continuity, you know? 'But there was five issues in 1950 where he was a jerk!' I know he was a crazed college professor who had plastic surgery, but I think we can honestly say that he will not be making an appearance.
Stephen McFeely: You know, there's probably 20 minutes of movie there. There's something interesting about a guy who so desperately want to be [Captain America] and be a tribute...I just don't think it's a whole movie.
It was clear talking to these guys that they love comic books and are very enthusiastic about the character and his supporting cast. Be sure to come back later this week for the full interview with the screenwriting duo as they talk about not using the Red Skull in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, whether or not Bucky had regained his memories by the end of that movie, their thoughts on future villains, not backing down from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and much, much more.
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