The Russo Brothers Talk Captain America 3

They're bringing some new elements to the table...

The Russo Brothers Talk Captain America 3

by James White |
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After making a huge splash with his last solo outing, The Winter Soldier, Chris Evans' Captain America has won the chance to make another. The sequel’s directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, are back developing ideas for the next story, which will hit screens in 2016. While they’re naturally secretive about such an embryonic project, they have shared a little something with Yahoo.

From the sounds of it, Cap’s major themes will continue over into the new film, which will also likely have to digest whatever he goes through in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. It’ll also be interesting to see if any follow-up can raise the stakes beyond taking down SHIELD and exposing the beating, slimy Hydra heart within.

“The character was invented for an explicitly political purpose. So it’s hard to get away from that nature,” Anthony tells the site. “It’s also important that Captain America doesn’t become another disillusioned antihero.” According to Joe, “His morality is part of his superpower.”

What little else they can say includes bringing some new elements to the table that will allow them to put a twist on the events of The Winter Soldier, and that there will be more of the troubled relationship with old pal-turned-cybernetic assassin Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and potentially more from Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson, AKA Falcon.

The movie apparently picks up a couple of years after the most recent film left off, which of course gives Steve time to reunite with his Avengers pals and battle a rogue robot. The film is scheduled for May 6, 2016 – up against no lesser competition than Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice – with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely coming up with sotry concepts even now.

Before they pick up Steve’s story, however, the Russos also have to explore the world of his old flame, Peggy Carter, as they’re scheduled to direct at least two episodes of Agent Carter. The show, which sees the return of Hayley Atwell’s spy, is set for a January 2015 debut, filling the gap in the TV schedule of Agents Of SHIELD.

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