With the release of Marvel’s Iron Man 3 looming closer and Thor: The Dark World hitting theaters this November, the studio is set to begin production imminently on the third film of Phase Three, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While we know quite a bit about the film’s casting—Anthony Mackie is Falcon, Emily VanCamp is the female lead, Frank Grillo is villain Crossbones, and Sebastian Stan returns as Bucky Barnes—we actually know very little about where directors Joe and Anthony Russo plan to take the film’s story. A tiny hint came today by way of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who describes the film as a political thriller. Hit the jump to read on.
Speaking with Variety, Feige teased the genre of the upcoming Captain America sequel:
“There’s an opportunity to graft almost sub-genres onto [our superhero movies]. 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.”
It’s not exactly a huge reveal, but the description of the film as a political thriller certainly makes sense if Bucky Barnes does indeed become the titular assassin Winter Soldier. With casting being firmed up and filming set to begin very soon, we should hear more about the pic in the coming months. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in 3D on April 4, 2014.