In an interview with SFX, Captain America 3 screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also wrote Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, chatted about their work and hinted at a few things fans can expect from the third Captain America film, which is slated to come out in 2016.
The writers were asked about whether the films can handle big shake-ups in comics, much like how it was announced recently that Sam Wilson will be taking over the role of Captain America. Stephen McFeely replied with "We tend to stay on the sidelines when it comes to the comics. We wait and see what we’ll steal from in three or four years from now!"
Christopher Markus had a bit more of a joking and cynical response, but it hints at the fact that not only will Sam not become Captain America but that there won't be any big shake-ups.
CM: I think the movies can accommodate almost anything, if there’s a need. I think there is a much greater need to shake things up in the comics because that’s a narrative that’s been going on for 60 or 70 years, so you’re going to wind up having to do things to it. Ours has only been off the ground for five or so. So it’s not quite time to start changing things up yet. Plus I can’t figure out how he’s going to have the wings and the shield at the same time. Isn’t it going to get all crammed up on the wing? I don’t know… When those things happen in the comics you also have a tendency, perhaps cynically, to go “Yeah, but he’s going to be Steve Rogers in two months…” He’s going to wake up out of cryo-stasis or whatever it is and it’s going to be like “Oh, I need the shield back”. [laughs].
There coolest/strangest part of the interview came when asked about Batroc and Peggy Carter in The Winter Soldier. Markus mentioned that earlier drafts had more Hawkeye in it but he didn't have enough to do. Markus then started discussing the possibility of M.O.D.O.K.
CM: I want to put Modok into something, but you can’t just drop a giant floating head in! It’s not like “Oh, we have to go talk to this guy – there’s something I should tell you about him first…” [laughs]. Suddenly the whole movie needs to take on that structure in order to accommodate him. I never win that fight!
The third installment of Captain America is slated to hit theaters on May 6th, 2016.