Kevin Feige Says CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Is “A Political Thriller”

     February 22, 2013


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.

captain-america-the-winter-soldierSpeaking 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.


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  • Someone

    Good luck doing a “political thriller” with a guy in a blue jump suit and painted wings on his face.

    • liberal lion

      Yeah, good luck doing a “crime thriller” with a guy dressed like a flying rodent. Oh wait…!

      • Moderate marmot

        Remind me, and everyone, which Batman movie was a crime thriller, again?

      • Ramon

        Batman Begins and Dark Knight were definite crime thrillers.

  • Mikey

    To Someone’s comment: how limiting.

    That’s like saying, “good luck trying to make a movie about one guy trapped on an island interesting” or “good luck trying to make a Best Picture-worthy Batman movie.”

    You have no imagination.

    • Tyler

      Exactly. This actually sounds like it could help establish the growing tension between Maria Hill and Nick Fury. It was already shown in The Avengers that Hill didn’t approve of some of Fury’s choices, so this movie could perhaps show an even bigger division. I’m excited.

  • Strong Enough

    Thank you nolan for making superhero movies more than just blowing sh*t up. now marvel is on your ****

  • ed

    i hope they redo the costume…. that is all

    • Ur mom

      You’re not alone, man.

      • PresidentObama


  • Lexavi80

    Political thriller? Sounds good to me!!

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely, portray the Captain as disappointed and sad after having been filled in all that has been going on, regarding this once pretty country, after reading on luther king’s murder, make him angry after finding out we are the no 1 country with kids killed in shootings in their own school, or our country’s current hunger for other foreign countries resources, always raiding under some kind of pretext, let it be a made up threat or a made up attack on our soil, or a “potential” threat, also all the sponsored coups that took place in the XX century in our go-vs crusades to silently control the continent, and raid those that would rightfully choose other ways that aren’t the ones we live by, and in case we fail, let’s make sure they starve.

    That’s the kind of captain the country needs, make right the wrong.

  • Bauer

    He looks like a blue condom. W

    • Bauer

      What an uninteresting and annoying character.

      • leo

        Your two comments are in stark contradiction to each other :)

  • MainFragger

    I realize you are being sarcastic, but The irony of that statement is that Batman got started in an anthology of pulp detective stories, called Detective Comics…

  • tom

    costume definitely needs to change. but i have to admit i think i’m most excited for this one out of all the Phase II movies, and Feige’s comments only fuel my excitement. i’d like to see the Winter Soldier assassinate world leaders, and then make it look like it was Cap. the end of the Avengers already showed us that there are people out there who don’t trust the Avengers, this could create a breaking point. then Cap has to go on the run with a few rogue SHIELD agents to clear his name while taking down Winter Soldier. but who would be pulling the strings behind WS?

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