Will CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 Adapt Another Comic Story Arc? 'Psychotic 1950s Cap,' Hint Writers

Will CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 Adapt Another Comic Story Arc? 'Psychotic 1950s Cap,' Hint Writers

Commenting that they didn't want Red Skull to return "so soon," Marvel's longtime writing duo discuss The Winter Soldier and vaguely their approach to Captain America 3. Check it out after the jump!

After suggesting that they would have a Captain America 3 meeting with Marvel and directors Anthony and Joe Russo immediately after a Den of Geek interview last week, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely discussed whether the third installment will adapt another story arc a la The Winter Soldier and incorporate the upcoming sequel's open threads. "Oh yeah, you can probably predict some of the threads we would like to pick up again that we’ve laid out there," assures McFeely. "And we always go back to the comics and dive back in and look at anything we’ve missed in the last few years that might be relevant." Markus chimed: "We’ve definitely set out on a more realistic road in the Cap movies, you know. Even more grounded than in the other MCU movies. And so it kind of rules out Cap fighting the Dinosaur Man or something like that. There are some that aren’t gonna start and other ones that -- I mean there’s a couple we’re playing with right now that we really want to take elements from. Which we'll not reveal." When pressed for more, "All I’m saying is psychotic 1950s Cap."

Earlier in the Q&A, the screenwriters were asked if they approach adapting a story in the sense of a novel - taking big-screen worthy elements and keeping it faithful to the tone. "Exactly right!" said Stephen McFeely. "Like, you know, we kind of knew we’re not gonna use the Cosmic Cube. We’ve been there, we’ve done that. He’s not Russian exactly. He’s not a Soviet experiment." "We didn’t want to bring back the Skull so soon... Let alone have him inside the head of somebody else," added Markus. "There were just some things that would be much tougher to do on screen as they are in the comic." When asked about his Red Skull comment, and seemingly whether it was hint at the Captain America 3 foe, "(laughs) I only said that because I think it’s fairly clear he didn’t die in that first movie but fucked off into Wonderland," insisted Markus.

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy — the Winter Soldier. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernández with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is directed by the team of Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch, production designer Peter Wenham, editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release on April 4, 2014.
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Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:19 AM
Sorry about that, but first.
NightWatcher - 3/19/2014, 7:19 AM
Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:21 AM
0mega, I beat you.
Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:23 AM
Lmao, for the love of the game!
NightWatcher - 3/19/2014, 7:24 AM
When I do the 2014 CBM AWARDS You guys better nominate This great man:

Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:25 AM
"Great find DCMF! You've been on a 2 month EPIC winning streaks"

Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:26 AM
You better fudge the numbers so that I'm either best commenter or funniest user. Or, User with an identity crisis: Pasto. I better win something.
Vegeta - 3/19/2014, 7:26 AM
Shit, so who is Pearce?

Hmm, the plot thickens.
MrSotoMan - 3/19/2014, 7:28 AM
Psychotic 1950's Cap? Hmm

NightWatcher - 3/19/2014, 7:32 AM

lol, Im pretty sure you'll win something without me having to rig the votes.
Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:33 AM
And if I don't, it's gonna be your ass I'm coming after. And I mean that in the gayest way possible.
Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:34 AM
*don't mean. I don't mean that in a gay way.....

I'm not gay....
Dinotron - 3/19/2014, 7:34 AM
Wasn't the 1950s Cap the one that was created in Caps image and resumes representing his spirit but eventually went crazy and became nomad and all that mumbo jumbo??
BANEofExistence - 3/19/2014, 7:37 AM
Can someone elaborate on psychotic 50s cap, like what storyline they are referring to? Im a fan of Cap but just getting into older trades..

on aside note, Id love to see Red Skull. He is one of the "Big Bads" Marvel actually owns and has the rights to (Galactus, Dr. Doom, Green Goblin and Magneto being the missing ones)

Marvel needs to milk there big villains like Red Skull, Loki (They already have), maybe The REAL Mandarin and just give us The Leader and Abomination again
Doopie - 3/19/2014, 7:38 AM
yeah something to do with nomad. i'm curious as to just how psychotic...didn't chris evans say something about wanting to do a film where cap has/is the problem?
NightWatcher - 3/19/2014, 7:38 AM

DCMarvelFreshman - 3/19/2014, 7:39 AM
Thanks dudes! Truly my pleasure ;)
Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:40 AM
I googled Psychotic 50's Captain America, and this is the first image that popped up...

Thats the Grand Director...
MrSotoMan - 3/19/2014, 7:41 AM
@Pasto- Yea same with mine. If he is the villain that would be cool I guess, still have NO IDEA who the hell he is.
Shredder - 3/19/2014, 7:41 AM
No. The guy who later became Nomad (after Rogers) was the 1950's Bucky. The 1950's Cap appeared during the "Atlas Comics" era, and wasn't acknowledged in Marvel comics until a storyline during the 1970's where it was revealed that the 1950's Cap and the 1950's Bucky went insane due to the Super Soldier serum not being perfected. Kinda like how a imperfect super soldier serum was mutating Blonsky in TIH. The 1950's Cap was later brainwashed into being "The Grand Director", and reappeared again shortly after the Winter Soldier took over as Cap when Steve Rogers was thought dead.
Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:41 AM
The Grand Director (William Burnside[1]), also known as the Captain America of the 1950s is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. He was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Sal Buscema in Captain America #153-156 (September–December, 1972) as having been a specifically different Captain America, the Captain America introduced in 1953 in Young Men comics.

In a later storyline, the character was given a new white costume and the title "The Grand Director" by Buscema and writers Roger McKenzie and Jim Shooter in Captain America #232 (April, 1979) and altered to be a villain, leader of a group of White Supremacists that included a brainwashed Sharon Carter. The character was killed off at the end of that storyline, and not used again until Captain America (Vol. 5) #42, returning to being active as the "Captain America of the 1950s" separate from the then-current Captain America, James "Bucky" Barnes.
ALmazing - 3/19/2014, 7:43 AM
Psychotic 1950's Cap? Wasn't Cap cancelled in 1949? I'm not sure what they are referencing.
Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:44 AM
Read the comments above.
MexicanSexyman - 3/19/2014, 7:44 AM
I think Red Skull will return in Avengers 3 with Thanos.
GliderMan - 3/19/2014, 7:46 AM
Shredder - 3/19/2014, 7:48 AM
ALmazing - 3/19/2014, 7:48 AM
Thanks Pasto and MrMartinMarvel.
Doopie - 3/19/2014, 7:49 AM
Shredder & Pasto & MrMartinMarvel

thanks for the info
MrSotoMan - 3/19/2014, 7:51 AM
@MrMartinMarvel- Hmm, very very interesting.

Super soldier vs. Super soldier again? I like!
OpticBlastWins - 3/19/2014, 7:54 AM
everybody knows Pierce is the Red Skull. Good attempt at dodging the twist
MrCBM56 - 3/19/2014, 7:54 AM
I always find myself forgetting about Red Skull.
ProfessorX - 3/19/2014, 7:55 AM
Using The Grand Director would be beyond stupid. There's literally a hundred better stories to pick from...
Alien - 3/19/2014, 7:55 AM
If anyone's in charge of the 2014 CBM AWARDS, its gonna be me!
TheClemster - 3/19/2014, 7:56 AM
@ Gusto



great article man, outstanding job lately
Pasto - 3/19/2014, 7:56 AM
If they make the villain the Grand Director, I'll go watch this film just to see Cap beat the pulp out of him.

*Raises fist in the air*

ezio619 - 3/19/2014, 7:57 AM
that sounds awesome!!!, so skull doesnt seem to be in this one which i think helps strengthen my theory that alexander pierce is actually aleksander Lukin undercover,just Lukin,i am most likely wrong though

ALSO, for anyone that has seen the film,if winter soldier is not really a soviet experiment,why does he have the red star on his arm? if u can tell me,that would be most helpful
Nomis - 3/19/2014, 7:58 AM
@ Shreder - Old school version! ;)

ezio619 - 3/19/2014, 8:00 AM
i cant wait for Winter Soldier,laso having another cap but one who is more psychotic come back can be very interesting
Noobster - 3/19/2014, 8:00 AM
For those wondering who is Alexander Peirce is


On the IMDB page for Captain America the Winter Soldier, it says that Alexander Peirce is Like Alexander Lukin but instead of Red Skull its Arnim Zola.
Shredder - 3/19/2014, 8:05 AM

Haha, thanks Nomis!

The 1950's stint as the "Grand Director" was pretty brief, and he was brainwashed into being that to boot. When he was brought back during Bucky/Winter Soldier's run as Cap, I thought the 1950's Cap was pretty interesting. He was shown to be much stronger than Winter Soldier as well.

Thanks to the super solider serum the 1950's Cap had taken. Even if it was not perfected.

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