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Captain America 3 Screenwriters Talk About The Film's Tone
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.14.2014



In an interview with SFX, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely spoke about the tone of Captain America 3 and if the Falcon could become the new Captain America in the Marvel films. Here are highlights:

Markus on the story of The Winter Soldier: "I know at some point Kevin Feige suggested "Well, why don't we just take down SHIELD? And have Cap have a hand in it?" He's one man versus this giant organisation – you're not going to have him drive in with a tank so there's going to be some underhandedness. And suddenly it begins to suggest a political conspiracy. If you put that 1940s man into present day geo-politics everything is going to seem like a conspiracy. It's just going to seem dirty and underhanded and shifty, and people won't be telling the truth. I have a tendency to believe that it was exactly the same way in 1945 but it's not how we view it. It becomes a political conspiracy simply by putting 1945 Steve Rogers in present day America."

McFeely on the tone of the third film: "When we hit upon the Brubaker run of the comic book, we all said that, with certain exceptions, that's the tone of Cap's modern franchise. And you can imagine that with us back, with the Russos back, then if you like Winter Soldier you'll hopefully like the third one, if we do it right!"

Markus on if Falcon could don the stars and stripes: " I think the movies can accommodate almost anything, if there's a need. I think there is a much greater need to shake things up in the comics because that's a narrative that's been going on for 60 or 70 years, so you're going to wind up having to do things to it. Ours has only been off the ground for five or so. So it's not quite time to start changing things up yet. Plus I can't figure out how he's going to have the wings and the shield at the same time. Isn't it going to get all crammed up on the wing? I don't know… When those things happen in the comics you also have a tendency, perhaps cynically, to go 'Yeah, but he's going to be Steve Rogers in two months…' He's going to wake up out of cryo-stasis or whatever it is and it's going to be like ;Oh, I need the shield back'. [laughs]."





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