It’s been said that the greatness of a hero can only be measured by the nasty qualities of their villains. Captain America has a wide selection of nefarious villains to choose from; Red Skull leads the pack, but some of the other lesser known villains, as well as Captain America’s supporting cast, really deliver the action and intrigue that Captain America fans love.
When news of the Captain America movie started making the rounds at conventions and the Internet, comic book store conversations centered on casting and story lines. No one was arguing that Red Skull would not be in the film; that was a given. The best conversations and forum musings, though, were what supporting heroes and villains would make the movie cut. Everyone has their favorites: Sharon Carter, Union Jack, Nick Fury, The Falcon, Baron Zemo, M.O.D.O.K., Baron Blood and Baron Von Strucker to just name a few off the top of my head.
of MTV recently sat down with Christopher Markus
and Stephen McFeely
, the screenwriters for the upcoming Captain America film. Click through the jump to read some interesting excerpts from the interview
on what supporting characters made the cut and which might show up in later movies, then let NerdBastards know what supporting character YOU want to see in the Captain America movie or the inevitable sequel.
You just mentioned Batroc, and we’ve seen Arnim Zola in the “Captain America” trailer
. You’re taking some nice dives into Cap’s supporting cast, it seems like…
McFEELY: Absolutely. There are some other ones that will go unnamed that didn’t make the final shooting script, too.
MARKUS: It’s painful because Cap had all of these great villains in World War II. Obviously, the guy no one’s talking about because we’re not using him in the film is Zemo. He’s huge in the WWII story, but you eventually get to a point where there are too many elephants in the room.
McFEELY: You don’t want too many villains. I think other movies have fallen short when there are too many villains. Particularly for the first one, you don’t want to mess up the recipe — and the recipe is: the better your one main villain is, the better your hero is.
MTV: Plus, you probably want to save some of them for future films, right?
McFEELY: True, true…
MARKUS: That’s the one thing about this Marvel universe: it’s so deep and been woven and rewoven so many times. The Howling Commandos, they’re in the movie, and then you have this knowledge about who the characters become. Whether or not anything comes of it, you can say, “That’s Union Jack right there,” or, “That’s Dum-Dum Dugan.”
MTV: You brought up the Howling Commandos, and given Nicky Fury’s connection with that team, a lot of people are wondering whether the Marvel movie version of Nick Fury can actually have a connection to the Howling Commandos now, given the timelines…
McFEELY: Yeah, we’re going to have to kick that to Kevin Feige. [Laughs]
MTV: Okay, here’s one I think you can answer: Will M.O.D.O.K. fans be pleasantly surprised by any cameos in the film? After all, he’s intimately connected with HYDRA…
McFEELY: [Laughs] Let’s hold him for the future…
MARKUS: [Laughs] I am so pro-M.O.D.O.K., you wouldn’t believe. I want a M.O.D.O.K. television show. He would just be hosting it. It would be like, “Heeeeere’s M.O.D.O.K.!”
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