While discussing the longevity of superhero movies , Marvel Chief Kevin Feige has recently stated that the sequel to the Captain America movie will be taking the franchise beyond the boundaries of action and straight into the realm of “political thriller.”
Feige suggested that the superhero movie genre had enough scope to cover various sub-categories:
“If it is a fad, it’s one that lasts 30 to 40 years, as the Western did, because each [film] is so different,” says Feige. “There’s an opportunity to graft almost all sub-genres onto them.”
“Our first Captain America film was a World War II picture,” explains Feige, warming to his theme, “and the next is a political thriller.” Just how the plot will fit into that genre remains to be seen, but it sounds an interesting direction for the series.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and co-starring Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will open in the UK on 4 April 2014.