Screen Rant is reporting that Captain America 2 will not only follow Cap himself, but also the S.H.I.E.L.D agency as a whole. The film will pick up where The Avengers leaves off and we will follow our protagonist Steve Rogers as he “continues his affiliar with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo will have their work cut out for them too, as The Playlist is reporting that other big name characters may be appearing as well.
…Black Widow and Hawkeye may also be involved in Captain America 2 and there will be some romance between them. The pair of agents shared plenty of screen time with Captain America in The Avengers, and having them fight together again works within the context of a modern-set Captain America story…Nick Fury may get some of his origin story fleshed out as well, which would theoretically lend itself to flashbacks to World War II
Not only will our directors have to effectively market Captain America as a hero, but they will also need to balance in at least three more big name S.H.E.I.L.D agent origin stories.
But wait, there’s more! The guys over at Screen Rant really have their Marvel knowledge in order, offering rumored but well thought out reasoning for the return of a few previous characters. Check out what they had to say below.
•Bucky could be back as Winter Soldier, a Russian Spy. This is something we’ve speculated here on Screen Rant due to actor Sebastian Stan’s multi-picture contract with Marvel Studios and the character’s recent importance in Captain America comics.
•Hayley Atwell, who played Peggy Carter in Captain America and who has a multi-picture contract, may return to play her own character’s niece, Sharon Carter. Sharon Carter will undoubtedly be the new (save with different hair color?) love interest for Steve Rogers and is another agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
•The villainous Dr. Arnim Zola (Toby Jones), who served as the scientist responsible for harnessing the power of the Tesseract/Cosmic Cube for the Red Skull, may return in a new form, perhaps something more familiar to his appearances in the books (see below). Writer Christopher Markus expressed interest in including MODOK (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) in Captain America 2 as a villain, and he’s a creation of AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics) which we know is featured in Iron Man 3 from recent set photos. It’s conceivable that the characters of MODOK and Dr. Arnim Zola could be combined, or that MODOK’s origins could be connected to Zola’s work.
Fans of The First Avenger may have a lot to swallow but if we’re being honest, the Captain America name was the least enticing out of all the origin stories thus far. Inserting numerous other characters to compliment Steve Roger’s goofy attempts at fitting in could offer the extra entertainment that the franchise needs.
It would have been impossible and far too time consuming to pump out an origin story for every single Avenger (Hawkeye, Black Widow, Nick Fury, etc.), so Captain America 2 seems like the most sensible way to bridge them all together.
Picking up shortly after The Avengers wraps up, I’m certainly excited to see how Rogers teams up with S.H.E.I.L.D and tackles their next big fight. Count me in as a believer that Marvel’s superhero box office domination will continue.
What about you guys, does a giant Captain America/S.H.I.E.L.D collaboration sound smart?