As I’m sure you know, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been deemed so awesome that they’ve engaged directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to start work on Captain America 3 despite the fact that part 2 is still weeks away from theaters. Does that mean they already know what direction they want to take? Well they’re unlikely to say for certain, but in a new interview, Markus and McFreely offered some interesting hints at what may, or may not, be coming.
In conversation with Den of Geek, the screenwriters were asked point blank what their plans for Captain America 3 might be: adaptation of another Captain America comic book story, or something original springing off the events of The Winter Soldier.
“Oh yeah, you can probably predict some of the threads we would like to pick up again that we’ve laid out there,” said McFeely. “And we always go back to the comics and dive back in and look at anything we’ve missed in the last few years that might be relevant.”
“We’ve definitely set out on a more realistic road in the Cap movies,” added Markus. “I mean there’s a couple we’re playing with right now that we really want to take elements from. Which we’ll not reveal.”
Markus then teased, “All I’m saying is psychotic 1950s Cap.”
But what is a “Psychotic 1950s Cap?” Many are speculating that this is a reference to William Burnside, a character who idolized Steve Rogers and was agiven a variation of the super soldier serum to become a Cold War Captain America. Naturally, this did not work well and Burnside became a rageohol fuelled racist paranoid that was evetually defeated by Captain America and his partner, The Falcon.
Adding credence to that theory is that Burnside re-appeared in the Captain America comics during the same Ed Brubaker/Steve Epting era that gave birth to The Winter Solider. That and an evil racist Cap as villain would play nicely into The Winter Soldier’s themes of governmental distrust and the misappropriation of symbols. Of course, there’s no guarantee that Burnside will be the villain of Captain America 3, and really no other information to go on, but it’s an oddly specific reference for McFeely and Markus to drop. You Bastards are free to speculate in regards to other possibilities.
Source: Cinema Blend