CAPTAIN AMERICA screenwriters Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely have been talking all year about the numerous possibilities for the sequel that is in development, including 40s scenes, the Winter Soldier, and other elements of the Cap mythos. Speaking to NBC Miami, the duo have now given us a little bit more to sink our teeth into:
We certainly want at least a portion of the ’40′s, I think...The span of the movie is about two or three years, and there’s a few times in the film where you jump four months ahead, you jump six months ahead. So we did that with the intention of saying, ‘Okay, there are certainly unseen adventures that Captain America went on in that period that if we want to, we can go back and explore later.’
It might be doing a disservice not to address the present day Cap, particularly because so much of the comic book run right now is present day Cap – that ‘man out of time’ is the icon. The Captain America that most people know is really from kind of the reboot, when Stan Lee brought him back in ’63 and ’64, frozen from a block of ice. So his biggest personality trait is that he’s this man out of time, and for us, we didn’t have the opportunity [to explore that]. This was a guy in the RIGHT time.
Markus was particularly excited about the prospect of including Sharon Carter, Peggy's relative and a love interest of Cap's, as well as Falcon:
I want both of them! Sharon is meaty, almost to a point where you get a little uncomfortable because her relation to Peggy has shifted over the years, as time has passed. She’s the sister, she’s the cousin, she’s the niece. You have to walk a fine line there because it does seem like you’re dating your girlfriend’s daughter. Falcon is awesome. We can’t play with time so much to have Cap go back to Harlem in the ’70′s and clean up the streets, but it would be awesome to go straight up, like, ‘Shaft’ with Cap and the Falcon.
While nothing appears to be set in stone at this point, at least we can see in what direction Markus and McFeely intend to take Captain America in the next film.
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