Along with the aforementioned quotes about The Avengers 2 in the new Iron Man 3 edition of Entertainment Weekly is some more from Marvel's Kevin Feige on their plans for Phase Two, which begins with Iron Man 3 and then carries over to Thor: The Dark World (November 2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (August 2014) and eventually The Avengers 2 (May 2015).
But about that Cap sequel... revealed in the magazine was this piece of concept art featuring the Winter Soldier, aka Bucky Barnes, Cap's former best friend turned foe in the follow-up. If the filmmakers stick with the comic storylines, the Winter Soldier will act as a sort of assassin capable of launching terrorist attacks that Captain America will need to thwart. One of those attacks may be on Washington D.C., as production is getting ready to shoot major scenes in and around the city utilizing lots of extras. [via CBM]
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On how Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is coping with life following The Avengers, Feige adds, "We weren't going back to World War II. Cap cannot travel in time. So while Tony can go home to Malibu and Thor goes up to Asgard and Hulk can sort of ride the rails, Cap was stuck. So Cap does stay with S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has nowhere else to go. But he's not necessarily comfortable there. And just as he's given permission to let go of the past and to focus on the modern world, a ghost comes up. With the Greatest Generation in World World II, there's a tendency to reflect on that period and say, 'Things were black and white back then, and now it's hard to know who the bad guys are.' We wanted to play on that a little with Cap being uncomfortable with the way S.H.I.E.L.D., and in particular Nick Fury, operates."
Assisting Captain America this time around will be the character Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie, who was recently caught filming an action scene (see below), giving us our first snapshot of the franchise's newest addition.
What do you think? Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits screens on April 4, 2014.