We are still more than a year away from seeing Captain America 3, although we will see the titular character fight alongside his fellow Avengers in Avengers: Age Of Ultron next May. How the latter film will affect the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is unknown at this time, but if we were to base everything off what we saw in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we’d have to say that Steve Rodgers (Chris Evans) and Sam Wilson aka the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) would be continuing to search for Bucky Barnes’ (Sebastian Stan) whereabouts.
The Russo Brothers have signed on to direct the film’s sequel, and talked to Yahoo! Movies about what we can expect to see in it, revealing that the third Cap film will take place “a couple years” after its predecessor, The Winter Soldier.
The film will continue to explore Steve and Bucky’s strained relationship, while “the themes of politics and power will stay in play.”
Here’s what Anthony Russo had to say:
“The character was invented for an explicitly political purpose. So itâ€™s hard to get away from that nature. Itâ€™s also important to the directors that Captain America doesnâ€™t become another disillusioned antihero. As Joe sees it, â€œhis morality is part of his superpower.â€
While it’s no surprise that the Russos would be continuing to explore the relationship between Steve and Bucky, the two said that they are â€œbringing some new elements to the table that will give us a twist on Winter Soldier. It should be intersting to see if those new elements have to do with the reported “psychotic storyline” that screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are working on.
And perhaps that twist will have to be tied to whatever happens after Age Of Ulton. How much will the world change after the events of the Avengers sequel will have an effect on all the heroes and their respective supporting cast. Of course everything’s just speculation, Captain America 3 could be more independent and may not even need to rely on what happens after Age of Ultron.