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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Will Be "Political Thriller," Says Feige

The head of Marvel Studios lifts the veil on the sequel to the 'Captain America' movie.

The success of The Avengers movie last summer was the proof that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige needed to launch sequels to Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Many of these films are well on their way to theaters (Iron Man 3 hits May 3rd across theaters in North America), or like Thor: The Dark World, already in post-production. But what about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to the first film starring Chris Evans? Marvel Studios head recently revealed what he has in store for the next film (as well as other Marvel Studios projects in general). While Captain America: The First Avenger was a film set during World War II, the sequel will, according to Feige, be a "political thriller." The producer and head of Marvel Studios also discussed the fact that he does not believe that the superhero movie genre is just a "fad."

"If it is a fad, it's one that lasts 30 to 40 years, as the Western did, because each one is so different...There's an opportunity to graft almost sub-genres onto them. Our first Captain America film was a World War II picture, and the next is a political thriller. They all have their own textures and patinas, and that's what is exciting about it."

To go from a film set in World War II to the present day will definitely be interesting, but it is something we already saw a little bit of in last Summer's The Avengers movie. In it, we witnessed Chris Evans' character Steve Rogers embrace the role of leadership and lead the Avengers team in a fight with cosmic adversaries, so it will be good to see the character evolve as a leader in his next movie.

== TEASER ==

The goal for Marvel Studios at present is to release another six films: two each year. Not only is that a tall order, but it also means that superheroes will be absolutely everywhere. According to Feige, Marvel Studios is working on all seven Marvel pictures. Whether they are in pre-production, post-production or the scripting phase, Feige is actively thinking about how best to elaborate on the stories of many of these characters and how best to adapt them to the big screen as "rich, three-dimensional characters."

How will they develop Captain America: The Winter Soldier as a political thriller, and does that mean the sequel to the first film will take on a more serious tone? That remains to be seen. What direction do you think the story will take? Are you looking forward to Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

Source: Variety

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Posted by Overlander

I like the sound of "Political Thriller"

Posted by Nefilim927

Anxious to see what Falcon's costume looks like

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I think it sounds good can't wait, I didn't like the first one too much I thought it was good but it could've been better. I have high hopes for the sequel.

Posted by dreamfall31

If it's anything reminicent of Brubaker's espionage-esque run, I'm down with that!

Posted by Jorgevy

sounds interesting

the thing that really got me was the two movies a year thing.

does that mean there will be a second movie in 2015, before or after the Avengers?

Posted by Om4zd

I'm not sure what they mean by Political thriller.

Like The Ides of March? Syriana? Swing Vote?

Like the above but with Superheroes in the Marvel U?

Posted by regrivett

Hope they know of to market a superhero political thriller. It has the potential to be awesome or totally suck.

Posted by guttridgeb

Can't wait for this, especially now.

Posted by judasnixon

Could be worse, it could have Michael Bay and Megan Fox attached to the film.....

Posted by odysseyuwrf

Makes me more excited than if it was going to be just another superhero, action, Cap-flingin-his-shield-everywhere, film.

Posted by BlueLantern1995

Hmm......

Posted by KnightRise

@Overlander said:

I like the sound of "Political Thriller"

Me too. Maybe it'll touch on idealism and such

Posted by mk111

@Jorgevy:

I think Ant-Man is also set for 2015.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Ugh, I hope it's not going to be too political. I don't want politics in my films. I watch for awesome and fun. But then, I don't like the whole bring Bucky back from the dead thing, so it's getting harder to keep an open mind whether I'll like this. I want to! Chris Evans rules!!

Posted by mattwing87

Out of all the sequels I am excited for this one the most! The first Captain America was the best of the individual movies!

Posted by Ren_

YES!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Om4zd said:

I'm not sure what they mean by Political thriller.

Like The Ides of March? Syriana? Swing Vote?

Like the above but with Superheroes in the Marvel U?

Have you ever seen the The Manchurian Candidate?

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@mattwing87 said:

Out of all the sequels I am excited for this one the most! The first Captain America was the best of the individual movies!

this

Edited by GothamRed

@Jorgevy: Ant-Man is slated to release later in the yea of avengers 2 to start wave 3.

Posted by DaltonMunnal

Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers 2, Ant-Man, Dr. Strange.

I count seven.

Posted by bloggerboy

@dreamfall31 said:

If it's anything reminicent of Brubaker's espionage-esque run, I'm down with that!

Agreed!

Posted by Grey56

There's certainly precedent for the success of a political thriller - see Jack Ryan et al surrounding his on screen adventures. Clancy has made a living creating such things. It's not a stretch to use someone like Cap to provide a provocative story-line involving international intrigue. I'll be curious to see if it will be contemporaneously themed or something closer to the 80's Reagan America before the wall fell. We'll see.

Posted by Crackdown

So what other movie is coming out in 2014, Guardians?

Posted by Catman9

Politics and thrill are two words I don't see going together.

Posted by GR2Blackout

Politics...

Hmmm...

Posted by Mucklefluga

It was so awesome when Cap took charge and became a leader in some parts of Avengers. Loved it!

Posted by shackle

@Grey56 said:

There's certainly precedent for the success of a political thriller - see Jack Ryan et al surrounding his on screen adventures. Clancy has made a living creating such things. It's not a stretch to use someone like Cap to provide a provocative story-line involving international intrigue. I'll be curious to see if it will be contemporaneously themed or something closer to the 80's Reagan America before the wall fell. We'll see.

You, sir, are one of the few in this thread with any gray matter in the brain bucket.

Posted by Teerack

Like argo....

Posted by JamDamage

@AllStarSuperman: Yeah, but it's not the same director. That means a lot.

Posted by elayem98

@dreamfall31 said:

If it's anything reminicent of Brubaker's espionage-esque run, I'm down with that!

Posted by ThePRez

@Nefilim927 said:

Anxious to see what Falcon's costume looks like

maybe like this

Posted by Cafeterialoca
Posted by TheHeat
@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Om4zd said:

I'm not sure what they mean by Political thriller.

Like The Ides of March? Syriana? Swing Vote?

Like the above but with Superheroes in the Marvel U?

Have you ever seen the The Manchurian Candidate?

Manchurian Candidate was an AWFUL movie.
Posted by _Zombie_

Nice.

Posted by Leewan

If there is any question who the surprise villain is in this political thriller, check to see what characters in government are republican or democrat.

Posted by dondave

@ThePRez:Are they seriously putting Falcon in the movie?

Online
Posted by Grey56

@shackle: Many thanks sir - though the older I get, the less it really seems.

Posted by Grey56

@TheHeat said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Om4zd said:

I'm not sure what they mean by Political thriller.

Like The Ides of March? Syriana? Swing Vote?

Like the above but with Superheroes in the Marvel U?

Have you ever seen the The Manchurian Candidate?

Manchurian Candidate was an AWFUL movie.

I'll overlook the fact that you may be speaking of the newest and greatest Hollywood remake and instead link you this; http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1013227-manchurian_candidate/. If you haven't seen the Original - I'd encourage it. If you're still speaking negatively of it after having seen it - then there's little left to discuss.

Posted by Gotham331

I don't have much faith in marvels attempt at a political thriller, but we'll see

Posted by weenman1

@Grey56: Angela Lansbury: one of the greatest villains in all of Cinema!

Posted by TorontRayne

Sounds good to me. I love political thrillers. One with superheroes is just icing on the cake.

Posted by HushoftheWind

so pretty much its the Bourne Identity but with Captain America. I can get behind that.

Edited by Novemberx2

Political Thriller Ha more likely to a generic action film like the first one. probably feature captain america going into space to market the GOG in some stupid way

Posted by Loki2u

Maybe Marvel is dipping into DC's idea box about making their movies more realistic in their approach?

In any event, I could handle a political thriller with the Cap'n.

Posted by Smurfboy

Okay, I may be slow but anyone care to explain the meaning of the words "Political Thriller"?

Posted by Gambit1024

I'm..... Totally ok with this. If you're going to make a modern-day Captain America movie, that's exactly how you do it. Way to go, writers at Marvel/Disney.

Posted by Grey56

@weenman1: Ha - I was walking out to the truck when I read your post. Laughed out loud and got an odd look from one of the folks passing by.

Posted by SpitfireINK

@HushoftheWind: Hopefully far better than the uninspiring Bourne movies - Actually come to think of it - were the Bourne movies political thrillers? -- I think very much -- NO!

Posted by iancoderre3

He's going to fight some one that has "Diplomatic Immunity". And he is going to be like "It's just been revoked".

Posted by Suprman

@dreamfall31: Agreed. Brubaker's work on Cap made me a fan of the character.

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