Marvel’s Phase Two is already well underway with production on Iron Man 3 nearing an end and filming on Thor: The Dark World just getting started. The next film on the studio’s docket is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Chris Evans recently revealed that filming on the Cap sequel begins in March of next year. Though the title of the film gives fans a pretty big hint as to where the follow-up will go, we’re still pretty in the dark with regards to plot specifics.
Steve recently sat down with Evans at the Toronto Film Festival to talk about the serial killer drama The Iceman, and the actor talked quite a bit about Winter Soldier. Evans revealed that the film will get into a lot of stuff that was explored in cut scenes from The Avengers, talked about how far in advance he knew that the sequel would delve into the Winter Soldier storyline, and even teased a possible cameo in Thor 2. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
Fans of the comics know that The Winter Soldier subtitle refers to a comics arc that finds a brainwashed Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) as the Russian assassin antagonist for Captain America. Steve asked Evans if he’s read the Winter Soldier storyline, to which the actor responded:
“Oh, I am fully up to date with my comics. I know all about it. Kevin Feige was talking about [Winter Soldier] when we were filming the first Captain America and well before The Avengers. During the first Captain America we were talking about potential futures and, you know, I don’t want to give too much way.”
Steve followed up by asking if Evans knows, hypothetically, where the third film might go, to which the actor slyly replied, “Maybe.”
“The most I am looking forward to is exploring a little bit of Steve’s…they had all those deleted scenes with The Avengers because a lot of those scenes are for Captain 2, you know what I mean? It was good stuff, but it all felt like that was his story. It is a different movie. With The Avengers there was so much to cram in. Like I said, it was a long movie anyway. So I think making it any longer would have just been exhausting.”
We’ll see a lot of Joss Whedon’s deleted scenes on The Avengers Blu-ray, but one cut sequence that landed online a little early was wholly centered on Steve Rogers adjusting to the modern world. We saw him going through files of all his deceased friends and thinking about the still-alive Peggy, and the dramatic scene was a nice touch but it did feel like something that would be best explored in Cap’s own sequel:
“A lot of that stuff [that was cut] is for Captain America 2. That is his story. It is him trying to on a personal level adjust to the fact that everyone he knows is gone and the whole Peggy Carter of it all. There are a lot of things that he kind of has to come to terms with. So I don’t know. I am excited to kind of see flashes of the first Captain, if you know what I mean, and to see his memory of what we now know as an audience of who he was.”
It’s no secret that Marvel has locked their actors down to appear in a large number of movies, and the studio makes full use of those contracts by having characters pop up in different films. Evans is locked for six, and he told Steve that he’d like to make a cameo in Thor: The Dark World:
“[Chris] Hemsworth and I even talked about that. I would love to do a little thing in Thor 2. It is obviously going to be tricky trying to work out the plot, the reason why I am not there to help him, and why he is not there to help me. But the best thing about Marvel is that, like I said, the movies were so good and we had such a good time making them.”
Obviously this is in no way a confirmation that Captain America is going to show up in Thor 2, but it’s nice to see Evans enthusiastic about playing around in the Marvel universe. Look out for Steve’s full 20-minute interview with Evans later this week. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4th, 2014.