So what kind of shenanigans will Captain America be up to when Joe and Anthony Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” hits theaters next year? Luckily for us, Marvel chief Kevin Feige, never one to shy away from giving an interview, has some deats, as the kids would say.
About Cap’s past and present and his relationship with SHIELD, Feige told EW (via Hollywood News):
We weren’t going back to World War II. Cap cannot travel in time. So while Tony can go home to Malibu and Thor goes up to Asgard and Hulk can sort of ride the rails, Cap was stuck. So Cap does stay with S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has nowhere else to go. But he’s not necessarily comfortable there. And just as he’s given permission to let go of the past and to focus on the modern world, a ghost comes up. With the Greatest Generation in World World II, there’s a tendency to reflect on that period and say, ‘Things were black and white back then, and now it’s hard to know who the bad guys are.’ ‘We wanted to play on that a little with Cap being uncomfortable with the way S.H.I.E.L.D., and in particular Nick Fury, operates.
That “ghost”, of course, will be his former best buddy Bucky (again played by Sebastian Stan), who has since become the Winter Soldier of the title. It’s going to take Cap and the Black Widow and SHIELD to stop the little bugger.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” battles on next year April 4, 2014, and will star Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Emily VanCamp, Robert Redford, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Cobie Smulders, and Hayley Atwell.
Speaking of which, check out a new concept artwork for The Winter Soldier below (he looks pretty faithful from his comic book roots):