Joe and Anthony Russo are out there promoting the home video release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which of course means they’re talking about 2016’s Captain America 3 a lot. The film not only won the game of chicken with Warner Bros. Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice for the May 6, 2016 release date, but according to the Russo brothers who will return to direct, it’ll feature another game-changer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a new interview at Crave Online, the Russos said they’ve been working on the threequel since February, and hope to announce the full title soon, which apparently will carry with it a lot of meaning, at least for the guy in the cockpit of the MCU.
“If you’ve been talking to Kevin [Feige, President of Marvel Studios] the title has been in place probably for ten years in his brain,” Joe Russo revealed. “It’s all part of the road map that he’s laid out, and it’s all part of the bigger plan.
Similar to the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. in The Winter Solider, Joe Russo said “there is a very, very big idea” at the center of Cap 3 that doesn’t necessarily dictate who the main villain and featured cast members are (“all that stuff is open for interpretation”) but that “alters the universe as a whole in some way, that has interconnectedness that he’s grabbed on to.”
“That’s the case with Cap 3, but as far as villain and story arc and tone, all that stuff is left up to us,” he revealed.
Hmmmm ... a significant title for a film that alters the MCU as a whole.
“Captain America: Civil War” anyone??