Captain America III: Fallen Son - The Death of Captain America? (Speculation)

Captain America III: Fallen Son - The Death of Captain America? (Speculation)

With the big players like Agent 13 and Crossbones already in place for Captain America: Winter Soldier, could the 3rd installment of the Captain America franchise eventually lead to “The Fallen Son” storyline – The Death of Captain America? [SPOILERS]

A lot of people missed this Easter Egg on the new Captain America: Winter Soldier trailer.
- watch it here:

Actor on the right is Frank Grillo. He's playing the SHIELD character Brock Rumlow, who in the comics will eventually become Crossbones.

Not shown in the trailer but, actress Emily Van Camp is confirmed to reprise the role of Agent 13.

And let’s not forget perhaps the biggest player, the Winter Soldier, also appearing in the next film, and this all leads the door open to a potential “The Fallen Son” storyline to take place in Captain America 3, because as comic book readers know… it was Crossbones, with the help of Agent 13, who assassinates Steve Rogers, leading to the Winter Soldier stepping in, and a new Captain America.

Remember just this past August, when Joss Whedon didn’t rule out the possibility of killing off a major superhero in The Avengers? Said Whedon in an interview courtesy of CinemaBlend:

"Um… maybe, [but] I’d have to have a really good reason, a really great sequence for [Marvel executives] to go, ‘We’ll cut off a potential franchise, that’s fine!’ They know, as any good studio does, that without some stakes, some real danger, how involved can we get? We don’t just rule it out across the board, but neither is the mission statement ‘Who can we kill?’ We try to build the story organically and go, ‘How hard can we make it on these people?’”

Chris Evans' contract is also up after either The Avengers 3 / Captain America 3, but what's interesting about this film franchise is that killing off Captain America won't kill off the franchise, it just continues it for future phases and stories to come.

The impact of a major superheroes’ death, especially like one Captain America, on the big screen has never been done and would be immeasurably felt by audiences.

It may not happen in The Avengers, but it could possibly happen in another major superhero film… perhaps Captain America 3: The Fallen Son…

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