Russo On “Captain America 3” Casting, Closure

The other day came some hints from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” co-director Joe Russo about the in development third “Captain America” film over at Marvel Studios. Those quotes dealt with the potential presence of Hawkeye or other members of “The Avengers” showing up in the next stand alone Steve Rogers outing.

Now, Joe’s brother and fellow co-director Anthony Russo has answered questions about the film and added a few more interesting quotes about who may be joining the next outing. He tells

“I can’t divulge who is going to be in the film, but I think fans are going to freak out when they hear about it. We wanted to push the character forward into the modern age with The Winter Soldier, and we want to keep pushing the character forward. We always want to be true to who Captain America is, but we want to surprise people about where he can go and what he’s capable of. That’s about as specific as I can get about where we might take him.”

Anthony confirms a new draft has just come in and it sounds as if the character of the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) will play a part:

“The relationship between Cap and the Winter Soldier was never resolved at the end of the last movie. Thinking about where that relationship can go is a piece of the puzzle for us for sure. That character is a wonderfully, beautifully tragic figure in the sense of is he the world’s most feared assassin or is he the world’s longest serving POW.

Is he innocent by reason of insanity or the equivalent of it because he’s been mind controlled or is he irredeemable? Is he ever going to be acceptable to Cap again as the friend that he used to be before he was the Winter Soldier? These are very philosophical, emotional questions that pique our interest and definitely form one layer of the next movie.”

Russo also spoke with MTV News and was asked if the next film, like “Iron Man 3,” will essentially provide a sense of closure to the character. He says:

“I will say this: yes, for satisfying storytelling, you want a beginning, middle and end. That’s the natural arc that we all thrive off of in narrative. The great thing about the Marvel universe, just like the publishing, it’s a very vast, inter-connected universe, where characters will have their rise and fall, so to speak, and hand off to other characters. As the cinematic universe moves forward, you may start to see the cinematic universe adopt that same pattern.”