'Honest Trailers' Surprise for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, Evans Not Giving Up Shield

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Did you love Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Well, you can thank the Russo brothers, who directed it together, and you can thank the actors for their performances, or Marvel Studios for putting it all together, and you’d be right. But don’t forget to thank the ScreenJunkies.com video series, “Honest Trailers.”

”What’s so funny is that I’m an avid Honest Trailer watcher. I love it. It cracks me up,” Joe Russo told Collider. “So…we used to sit in the room and go, ‘this is not going to end up in an Honest Trailer. This logic isn’t sound enough yet.’ We literally tried to Honest Trailer-proof the movie. Because what Honest Trailers really is, and I’ll say litmus test again, is ‘how sound is the logic in your film? How ridiculous are the buys that you’re asking the audience to make?’ So we would just comb through the script over and over again and go, ‘How do we shore up this logic? How do we shore up this logic?’ So it was a very helpful exercise for us.”

The folks at ScreenJunkies, for their part, said they “waved the white flag of surrender” when it came to Winter Soldier, saying it was too good to pick apart. “We’re both shocked and proud that our voice managed to break through and make a difference out there.”

Meanwhile, Chris Evans says “not so fast” when it comes to giving up the shield and letting someone else (See: Bucky or Falcon) take over as Captain America.

“Who’s handing off the shield? Don’t take my job from me prematurely dude,” Evans said to MTV at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I’m sure it’ll happen at some point, all good things have to come to an end. But I’m really happy playing the character.” Of course, Evans’ contract is limited, and after Avengers: Age of Ultron hits, that number is down to two; presumably, that would mean Captain America 3 and Avengers 3, though there may be some room for negotiation. Evans has previously announced plans to retire from acting, at least for a time, after his Cap contract is fulfilled, and focus on directing instead, prompting rumors of a hand-off.

As for what will happen in Cap 3, Evans already knows the plot, and said, “everything is connected to everything else. And especially for the fanboys who understand these plot lines. With Cap 3, we’re going to continue this excitement.” He didn’t really get into details, but did assure fans that “Marvel doesn’t disappoint. Whatever you’re hoping for, you’re probably going to get.”

Unless, of course, you were hoping for Bucky-Cap by the end of that flick.

Captain America: The Winter Solider hits blu-ray and DVD Tuesday September 9, 2014.

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