‘Captain America 3′ is the highly anticipated next installment to ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and will pick up where Marvel’s ‘The Avengers 2′ left off. In addition to Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson are all expected to return. There is no word yet on what storyline from the comics ‘Captain America 3′ will follow, but Marvel quickly hired ‘Captain America 2′ directors Anthony and Joe Russo to return for the third film.
Release Date: May 6, 2016
Director: Anthony and Joe Russo
Written By: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
The Marvel vs. DC dynamic has always been an interesting one, and it got a lot more interesting when 'Batman vs. Superman' plopped down on May 16, 2016, a release date already claimed by Marvel for 'Captain America 3.' Which one would blink first and move out of the way?
To this point, both sides have remained steadfast (Marvel president Kevin Feige recently said, "We’re certainly keeping the date"), but there might be some cracks in the veneer as Disney Chairman Alan Horn admits they're "struggling" with the decision about whether or not to movie 'Captain America 3' out of the way of the 'Batman vs. Superman' juggernaut.
Thanks to the likes of Captain America, Batman and Superman, May 6, 2016 has become the most talked about day in the relatively near future. That cushy summer date is currently home to both 'Captain America 3' and the unofficially titled 'Batman vs. Superman,' with neither Disney or Warner Bros. backing down. In fact, Marvel made their official release announcement the other day. The great Marvel vs. DC battle officially left the aisles of your local comic shop and entered the multi-billion dollar world of corporations, movie studios and $200 million summer movies.
As its title implies, 'Captain America 2' is largely inspired by Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting's celebrated, Eisner-award winning comic book storyline "The Winter Soldier." Although ultimately very different from what transpires in the big screen version, the broad strokes remain the same: Steve Rogers finds himself hunting, and being hunted by, a ruthless assassin who may or may not be his supposedly dead best friend, Bucky Barnes.
The movie uses Brubaker's Captain America run to fuel the first half of the film and provide an antagonist who can serve as an emotionally hard-hitting threat to the star-spangled Avenger. However, while it's the most obvious, it's not the only Marvel comic run heavily quoted in the film. There's another acclaimed comic series that not only informs the biggest twists of 'Captain America 2,' but suggests what crazy new direction the Marvel cinematic universe is heading toward on both the big and small screens.
While most of us don't have an idea what Marvel Studios is planning beyond 2016 (and, let's be honest, there's a whole cottage industry built around speculating what those future titles are), but Marvel knows exactly what they're doing. In fact, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has a map in his office that plots out the next 15 years of Marvel movies, all the way to 2028.
After a brief hiatus, ScreenCrush is back with the Comic Strip, a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Marvel revealed the first exciting looks at 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' and new looks at 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' while DC and Warner Bros. TV are ready to unleash a 'Flash'y new slate of shows.
The mystery has been solved! Not long ago, Marvel Studios set a May 2016 release date for an untitled Marvel movie, which recently became a hot topic as 'Batman vs. Superman' rescheduled to open on the same date. Now, after much speculation, the identity of the mystery Marvel film has been revealed to be 'Captain America 3,' which directors Joe and Anthony Russo are already actively developing.
Marvel recently put 'Captain America 3' into development with 'Captain America 2' directors Joe and Anthony Russo back for more. While, naturally, details on what this next outing might look like are still too early to make out, we can safely assume that Anthony Mackie's Falcon will be a part of it.
While we all speculate on whether 'Doctor Strange' or 'Black Panther' will be a part of Marvel's Phase 3, today comes some actual new on what one of those Phase 3 movies may be. Unfortunately, there's no major announcement on either of those two new films, but instead it looks like one of the Phase 3 movies will be another sequel, alongside 'Thor 3' and 'Captain America 3' - 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'.
Marvel has been hesitant to sign directors who aren't named Joss Whedon to long-term deals, mostly because they like to keep their sequels fluid and evolving. But, they must see something special in 'Captain America 2' directors Joe and Anthony Russo because the comic company has hired the brothers to write and direct 'Captain America 3' before Part 2 has even hit theaters.
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