‘Captain America’ Writers Offer ‘Captain America 3′ Story Hint

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Captain America 3 could feature William Burnside Captain America Writers Offer Captain America 3 Story Hint

The wait for Captain America: The Winter Soldier is nearly over. Since the film is not only a continuation of Steve Rogers’ story but also another step along the over-arching path that the Marvel cinematic universe is moving down, it will likely open up many more questions about what’s to come in Captain America 3, The Avengers: Age of Ultron and beyond.

While some of the Marvel franchises have a reshuffle of talent between movies, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were called back to write The Winter Soldier after the success of Captain America: The First Avenger. They’re now putting together ideas for Captain America 3, which is expected to be released in May 2016.

At this point in the development stage, the eventual finalized plot of Captain America 3 is still unknown even to the screenwriters themselves, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t already have ideas in the works. In an interview with Den of Geek, Markus spoke in vague terms about the kind of direction they’re planning to take, before dropping a fairly major hint.

We’ve definitely set out on a more realistic road in the Cap movies, you know. 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… All I’m saying is psychotic 1950s Cap.”

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The last part of that might not make much sense to those unfamiliar with the comics, but Markus is almost certainly referring to the fourth Captain America, William Burnside – a super-fan who took up the mantle while the real Steve Rogers was cooling off in the North Atlantic. Due to improper use of the Super Soldier Serum, both Burnside and his sidekick Jack Monroe (who took on the role of Bucky Barnes) eventually went insane with paranoia and had to be knocked out and placed into cryogenic stasis. This is what happens when cosplay goes too far.

It’s an interesting direction for the Captain America movie franchise to take, considering how tightly Burnside’s story was tied to 1950s politics and the anti-communist sentiment of the time. The Red Skull re-emerged during this story arc as Albert Malik, a Communist who disguised himself as US Senator Joseph McRooter and tried to destabilize America through a program of McRooterism: accusing innocent America civilians of being communists.

This hint definitely suggests that Markus and McFeely want to continue with the political espionage thriller tone that’s already evident in the trailers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (not to mention the first 10 minutes of the movie). It will be interesting to see whether this plot spills over into the team-up movies as well.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set for release on April 4, 2014, and Captain America 3 will be in theaters on May 6, 2016.

Source: Den of Geek

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  1. I never comment here but felt compelled to share this idea about the Cap franchise.

    Whether intentional (my opinion) or not, the Captain America movies have actually pulled from source material of some of our worlds real political conspiracy material.

    If anyone is new to this information I apologize for not sourcing.

    Cap1: Hitler orders a compartmentalized division of his army to conduct clandestine operations gathering occult relics. The Norse God, Odin, was an extension of Shiva mythologies from the “magic” in the deserts of the middle east and India. This was also symbolized with their shared myths of Odin hanging from the tree of life until he reached enlightenment and Shiva being at the top of the tree of life reached from kundalini meditation (serpent, like the midgar serpent guarding the tree of life).

    Cap 2: looks like Hydra was hiding in Shield all these years. Why? Post WWII intelligence community brought over all those Nazi intelligence/scientific communities willing (Op Paperclip). And the big money interests involved in establishing the military industrial complex and the cold war slowly subverted the American gov into two separate organizations. A shadow government, and a public division. Both fully functional.

    Cap3: cap now trusts no one. Ultra paranoid borne style.

    • You must be into conspiracies, Operation paperclip brought German scientists over. It was run by the OSS, the scientists were vetted. We did not bring Gestapo officers over. We did work with nasty people during the Cold War, so did the Soviets.

      We got to the Moon because of German scientists. Blaming all those scientists for being a Nazi is a stretch, not like the had a choice if they wanted to work.

      • Dude, he was referring to the Cap 2 movie explanation of Op PaperClip, not real history. Go see Cap 2 and you’ll understand.

      • Sorry, it was more than scientists. See Christopher Simpson’s “Blowback” for a detailed analysis–and “The Splendid Blond Beast” for a prequel of the footsie people like the Dulles brothers played with Nazis during the 1930s. Saw the CA:TWS last night. I was knocked out by the radical explanation of the history of post-WWII American foreign policy while describing Operation Paperclip and the growth of Hydra. To have these guys even say Heil Hydra is absolutely amazing. And trust me, some of those scientists never stopped believing in the Reich. It is propaganda we were fed that they didn’t care where the rockets came down, to paraphrase Tom Leherer’s funny song.

    • Read a history book published by Oxford or Cambridge University press.

    • Dude you are dead on the money! I think “1950′s psychotic Cap” aka. William Burnside aka. The Grand Director & Jack Monroe aka. Nomad would make a great storyline for Cap 3! Continue on fleshing out the Hydra secret government back story & mix William Burnside’s story & origin with another Marvel character John Walker aka. U.S Agent who is also a more paranoid & violent version of Captain America & critique on America’s darkside itself. William Burnside & Jack Monroe were given a flawed version of the Super-Soldier serum which actually gave them superhuman abilities more similar to Batman’s Bane than Steve Rogers. This lead to a psychotic break in their minds similar to paraniod schizophrenia & the U.S government put them in suspended animation.

      • Oh yeah! Crazy Cap from the 50′s! I commented last year on another site that I could see HIM coming.

        Bucky would make the perfect replacement if Cap is killed in Avengers 3. And per another story here on SR Chris Evans is ready to step down when his contract ends with Avengers 3. So lets all hold our breath and see what happens.

  2. So basically Captain America 3 wants to be more like the Nolan-verse movies in terms of tone and storyline?

    • And Bat vs Supes wants to be like the MCU in terms of unviverse building?

      • Don’t get me wrong… But I like the Marvel as it currently is, and them shifting tones in my opinion is a bad move. Marvel movies are already a hit as it is so why change something that works?

        I could care less if DC copies Marvel’s template or not, they already made their bed with their horrendous casting choices.

        • I don’t feel Marvel is changing its tone. Each characters movies have there own tones. Thor and IM movies have been it bit more comical and Cap 1 had a serious tone. So does Cap 2 apparently.

    • No, this movie definitely does not want to be like Nolan. It’s not pretentously trying to be realistic only to end up with gaping plot holes or trying to be pretentious and only turning out to be just as dumb as the dumbest blockbuster.

      It’s actually GOOD. Smart without being pretentious. Realistic without sucking all the larger than life comic book wonder. Just plain good. Which Nolan isn’t. It’s the anti-Nolan movie.

  3. You missed the point entirely. Regardless of whether I’m into conspiracies what I said links up very well.

    Cap1: nazis get occult tech
    2: nazis working in shadow gov/shield all long have a shadow division of the already black ops. This coming to light destroys caps trust (like congress 9% approval, and people losing trust in what our gov stands for and black ops secrecy/NSA’s Prism program).
    3: cap trusts no gov like the current Freemen involved in Patriot, Liberty, and Soverign Citizen Organizations. he is a man with no country who stands for nothing but paranoia and getting out of this megalithic organization hunting him down.

    Very possible. Mark my words. I called this whole Hydra is hidden in Shield thing long ago saying it’s gonna be like Project Paperclip. And that looks damn accurate.

      • Rocket Scientists. Do you like cell phones?

  4. Oh and my close (departed) great uncle was brought over from Italy post WWII for our navy and was a evil man who admitted to us about terrible war crimes all swept under the carpet for his service.

    So go read something not from Cambridge.

  5. I would like to see the 1950′s Cap’s villain to be rogue Nazi/Hydra scientist Baron Zemo aka. Dr. Heinrich Zemo. They could have him working for the Soviets. Other villain cameos could be the Red Guardian aka. Alexei Shostakov a henchmen working for Baron Zemo. Baron Zemo II aka. Helmut Zemo could be the present day villain/antagonist working with Baron Von Strucker, & Madame Hydra. Batroc The Leaper, Brock Rumlow aka. Crossbones, & Sin aka. Sinthea Schmidt could (grand daughter of the Red Skull) could be the henchmen.

  6. Hopefully not .