‘Captain America 3′ Starts Shooting in April in Atlanta

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier kicked of the 2014 blockbuster season with a bang, and though it may eventually be eclipsed by Guardians of the Galaxy in box office earnings, Cap’s first sequel was an unequivocal smash hit. Of course, this means our expectations for Captain America 3 are very high.

Knowing how The Winter Soldier ended – including the film’s post-credit scene – we have a pretty good idea of where the series is heading. Returning directors Anthony and Joe Russo have already confirmed Cap 3 will indeed deal with Steve (Chris Evans) and Bucky’s (Sebastian Stan) complex relationship. And it’s presumed that after his stint in The Avengers: Age of UItron, Cap will take off on a journey to track down the wayward Winter Soldier.

Actors who may appear in Cap 3 (besides Evans and Stan) are Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, though none of them have been officially confirmed. Regardless, whomever is starring in the sequel will need an open schedule come next April because – as the Russo brothers revealed to Collider today – that’s when the film starts shooting in Atlanta, GA.

An April start date for filming on Captain America 3 means its production will be happening right as Age of Ultron releases on May 1st, 2015. Which, honestly, sounds like a logistical nightmare for Evans, who will need to be promoting one movie while filming another. With that in mind, it seems pretty obvious why the guy is willing to hand over the shield once his six-film contract is up.

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Just who he’ll be handing the shield over to – if he doesn’t re-up his contract – remains a mystery, but there are two strong candidates: Bucky and Falcon. In the comics, both characters have (or will have) Captain America experience.

Bucky, of course, famously took up the mantle when Steve Rogers “died.” Meanwhile, Falcon will take up the mantle in Captain America #25 this fall. Going by the foreshadowing in Captain America 2 and Stan’s nine-film contract, one might assume that the odds are in his favor, but nothing is set in stone at this point.

What do you think will be in store for Cap and friends in Captain America 3? Will this film feature a passing of the torch… err, shield? Or will Cap 3 only signal the beginning of the end for Steve Rogers? Sound off in the comments below!

Captain America 3 will be in theaters May 6th, 2016.

Source: Collider

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  1. I’m really looking forward to CA3,I know this movie is going to be a big hit.I just loved CA2,it’s easily in my top 5 favorite movies of all time,can’t wait to own it on blu-ray next month.The Russo Brothers did an outstanding job with CA2,please let CA3 have just as much action as CA2 had,with great fight scenes and amazing stunts.You guys at Marvel are doing a fantastic job,keep up the good work.I’m proud to be a superhero movie and comic fan.

  2. Falcon as cap? Ya let’s cast an asian as black panther while we’re at it

    • In the comics, Falcon actually BECOMES cap, so…

  3. As much as I love falcon, having him instead of Bucky is a huge mistake. Not only would it be a pathetic attempt of political correctness, but the way it’s been built up is more in Sebastian’s favor..

  4. My idea: They want to tie in Guardians as well and have been playing around with teleportation and unknown cosmic energies in a world not bound by the source material.

    Captain 3, however it goes, have an energy source as the main artifact bad people are after, or something in that nature, buck’n’cap are involved in it’s search and during the fight for it, cap sacrifices himself, gets sucked into a vortex like the red skull did, unknown/where ever. Bucky takes on the mantle since his life was saved in that or whatever sense of feeling for it.

    Steve ends up on the other side of the universe, picked up by the Guardians, somehow surviving (if he renewed his contract).

    Bucky can die or live, whichever, but eventually bringing the guardians into the 3rd avengers flick would bring steve back into things. It could be a camera in the guardians film to get him to avengers three and help tie up everything to make some sort of sense.

    That’s what popped into my mind and wouldn’t need to tie up movie time explaining it, either. After credit shots, cameo, etc, honorable mentions even.

    All in all, I can’t wait to see what they do with EVERY movie (except ant man, is it me or does that sound impossibly dull so far? Maybe I’m not the right demo graph for the source material though)

  5. My guess is that Steve will die in Avengers 3, since that will be Chris Evans’ sixth film with Marvel, and the end of his contract. After that, Bucky will probably take the mantle as Cap.

    Also, Hawkeye, Widow, Cap and Falcon all in the same movie is all I’ve ever wanted in my entire life.