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?