With Captain America: The Winter Soldier only a few weeks away from debuting on the big screens, people are now looking forward to the third installment in the franchise. The third installment is still untitled and referred to as Captain America 3 at this point, but it also looks like the people behind the franchise are expressing similar excitement for it, with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely finding it easy to discuss where they want to take the story next:
“You can probably predict some of the threads we would like to pick up again that we’ve laid out there,” says McFeely, when asked whether the plan is to go back through the comics for inspiration.
“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.”
“We’ve definitely set out on a more realistic road in the Cap movies,” continues Markus. “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, Markus went on to add, “all I’m saying is psychotic 1950s Cap.”
For the uninitiated, psychotic 1959s Cap refers to the comic book storyline that had the government inject two people with a new batch of super soldier serum in order to replace the then-unavailable Steve Rogers.
However, the fact that they haven’t been able to replicate the serum accurately meant that the batch used on the substitutes had unwanted side effects. Namely, it made the subjects severely psychotic, which prompted the government to place both substitutes in suspended animation as well. Eventually, the psychotic would-be Caps were freed and fought against Steve Rogers and Bucky.