CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Writers On Modok, Falcon-Captain America And More
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely crafted a taught, political action thriller in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And to celebrate the film's release on dvd and blu-ray, they're talking about all things Sentinel of Liberty.
To help promote the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on blu-ray and dvd, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely spoke to SFX Magazine about a number of topics related Steve Rogers. On the tone of the third film, McFeely shared, " When we hit upon the Brubaker run of the comic book, we all said that, with certain exceptions,that’s the tone of Cap’s modern franchise. And you can imagine that with us back, with the Russos back, then if you like Winter Soldier you’ll hopefully like the third one, if we do it right!" Markus added that he's keen to fit Modok into the script if he can somehow figure out how to explaain a giant, floating head. Said Christopher, "I don’t know if there’s anybody that we had in the wings that we couldn’t pull off. There are people that I’m always wanting to bring in. I want to put Modok into something, but you can’t just drop a giant floating head in! It’s not like “Oh, we have to go talk to this guy – there’s something I should tell you about him first…” [laughs]. Suddenly the whole movie needs to take on that structure in order to accommodate him. I never win that fight!
The writing pair even chimed in on the recent change in Marvel Comics, which has seen Sam Wilson aka Falcon, take up the stars, stripes and shiled and carry on the legacy of Captain America. Is there a chance of that happening in the MCU? Said McFeely, "We tend to stay on the sidelines when it comes to the comics. We wait and see what we’ll steal from in three or four years from now! [laughs]." Markus addded, "I think the movies can accommodate almost anything, if there’s a need. I think there is a much greater need to shake things up in the comics because that’s a narrative that’s been going on for 60 or 70 years, so you’re going to wind up having to do things to it. Ours has only been off the ground for five or so. So it’s not quite time to start changing things up yet. Plus I can’t figure out how he’s going to have the wings and the shield at the same time. Isn’t it going to get all crammed up on the wing? I don’t know… When those things happen in the comics you also have a tendency, perhaps cynically, to go “Yeah, but he’s going to be Steve Rogers in two months…” He’s going to wake up out of cryo-stasis or whatever it is and it’s going to be like “Oh, I need the shield back”. [laughs]."
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