'Captain America' Sequel to be Political Thriller?

March 3, 2013 | Shay Mathews

Must See Entertainment and Style Videos

Captain America: Winter Solider will reportedly eschew the typical Marvel action-packed fare for a more political plot.

During an interview with Variety, Marvel executive Kevin Feige said two things: one, that espionage will play a role in the upcoming sequel, and two, that fans shouldn't view the new influx of comic-book films as merely a passing fad. "If it is a fad, it's one that lasts 30 to 40 years, as the Western did, because each one is so different," said Feige. "There's an opportunity to graft almost sub-genres onto them. Our first Captain America film was a World War II picture, and the next is a political thriller. They all have their own textures and patinas, and that's what is exciting about it."

In Winter Soldier, Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, will team up with Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D. and fellow superhero Falcon. At first, many assumed the film would follow the traditional plot line, but in light of the new information, it's likely the movie will delve into the super soldier's sense of morality and how it often puts him at odds with the U.S. government.

If you like traditional plots, the movie will probably not completely abandon the format that brought fans into theaters the first time around. Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon in the flick, has described it as "fun." Emily VanCamp and Frank Grillo have joined the cast as love interest Sharon Carter and villain Crossbones, respectively. Sebastian Stan will play Winter Solider Bucky Barnes, the brainwashed cyborg assassin that wreaks havoc on the world.

Winter Soldier is set to hit theaters on April 4, 2014.

 

Topics: NEWS

Featured Videos

Eastbay Path to the Pros Episode 2: Laying the Groundwork Eastbay Path to the Pros Episode 2: Laying the Groundwork Views: 199,152
Eastbay Path to the Pros Episode 4: Skill Training Eastbay Path to the Pros Episode 4: Skill Training Views: 399,142
Path to the Pros 2015: Shaq Thompson Path to the Pros 2015: Shaq Thompson Views: 77,649
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Robert Griffin III Pocket Presence QB Drill Robert Griffin III Pocket Presence QB Drill
Views: 6,866,321
Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied
Views: 12,224,126
Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill
Views: 9,501,467
Dustin Pedroia on Training Dustin Pedroia on Training
Views: 10,921,007
Dwight Howard Stays in the Gym All Night Dwight Howard Stays in the Gym All Night
Views: 6,202,163

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like
YardBarker