Halfway through September, this is still the best movie of the year. Cap 2 rises to the standard of great film, because when I try to pick one scene out of it as my favorite, I get deadlocked in roughly an eight-way tie for first. As a lifelong comic and Cap fan I just sat there smiling like the world’s biggest idiot for most of the film, but I believe my idiot smile reached its pinnacle when Cap, Widow and Falcon are just trying to survive against The Winter Soldier. The fight choreography is astounding. The thing Bucky does with the knife….that shouldn’t be possible. I don’t even know if its. I know this movie me made me believe it COULD be. So smart, so funny and so reverent to the characters, this film top s the MCU heap for me and I maybe the best compliment I can give it is I want to get Avengers 2 out of the way so we can get back to this Cap story! (Not really, I need to see both.)
There have long been rumblings that Chris Evans wants to retire from the MCU, maybe even acting, after his contract is up. He’s contracted for two more Avengers films and Captain America 3, which is already scheduled for 2016. The Russo Brothers are returning to direct the third film, which is fantastic news after they delivered, in my opinion, the best Marvel movie yet. In making press round promoting the Blu Ray release of The Winter Soldier, they talked a little about Cap 3. (Though they did not address the rumors coming from Jeremy Renner that Hawkeye will be in the third Cap film.)
The first draft of the script is done, we will be seeing The Winter Soldier again, and they basically said that Caps 2 &3 could be looked at as two halves of a larger arc that leaves things open for the shield to be passed. There’s a history of people other than Steve being Cap (in fact Sam Wilson – Falcon – is about to become Cap in the comics). Transitioning to a new Cap is going to be a lot easier than transitioning to a new Iron Man.
With Iron Man and some of the characters that will be much more difficult to recast, I think you’ll see them transition off the revolving membership of the Avengers and fade to the background for a while as other Phase 2 and Phase 3 characters step forward. This will allow Marvel time to retool, recast and reintroduce the core characters down the line. The full article and comments from the Russos is below. Captain America 3 is currently scheduled for a May 6, 2016 release. Continue reading Steve Rogers Story Will End in Cap 3! Will There Be a New Cap?
Marvel released its October solicitations this week and to say that same seriously dramatic changes are coming to the Marvel Universe is a massive understatement. Starting in October, Thor is a woman (we don’t know why) and Sam Wilson, Falcon, becomes Captain America. Continue reading Falcon is Captain America and Thor is a Woman….WHAT THE WHAT???
The best film of the year (so far), Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be available everywhere September 9th for the regular version and two weeks prior on August 19th for the digital release. Disney released a press release with bare bones details and cover art. No word yet on a Marvel One-Shot. The last One-Shot, featuring Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin, is going to be a tough act to follow…. Continue reading Captain America The Winter Soldier Blu Ray/DVD Date and Details
I wanted to give everyone a decent chance to go see Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the theater before discussing it here. It’s been almost two weeks and two episodes of Agents of SHIELD let the biggest cat out of the bag so there’s no point in holding off on discussing the teeny details of the newest twists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Continue reading Captain America The Winter Soldier Spoiler Discussion: 10 Questions and Answers