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You probably won't see Falcon become the Captain in Captain America 3

08.15.2014

Back in July we shared the announcement by Marvel Comics that Sam Wilson, also known as the Falcon, and played by Anthony Mackie would be picking up the shield of Captain America for the upcoming comics storyline. So with that news, a lot of us assumed or hoped, or feared, or just shrugged that the film franchise would eventually pick up on that story. Chris Evans can’t do it forever right? Contract season is coming up again and some guys would rather pass the torch than stay on as a superhero.

So when will Anthony Mackie become Captain America? Not in the next movie apparently. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely who are returning to write CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, after having a lot of success with The Winter Solider spoke with SFX about the changing identify.

McFeely was asked about the Falcon becoming Captain America on film:

“We tend to stay on the sidelines when it comes to the comics. We wait and see what we’ll steal from in three or four years from now!”

Markus elaborated:

"I think the movies can accommodate almost anything, if there’s a need. I think there is a much greater need to shake things up in the comics because that’s a narrative that’s been going on for 60 or 70 years, so you’re going to wind up having to do things to it. Ours has only been off the ground for five or so. So it’s not quite time to start changing things up yet."

Another great question was asked about the tone of the next movie seeing how First Avenger and The Winter Soldier had pretty different styles.

Markus said:

“We are working on something that I think is an amalgam.”

McFeely added:

"When we hit upon the Brubaker run of the comic book, we all said that, with certain exceptions, that’s the tone of Cap’s modern franchise. And you can imagine that with us back, with the Russos back, then if you like Winter Soldier you’ll hopefully like the third one, if we do it right! "

Do it right guys! CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 is set for release on May 6, 2016.

Would you mind seeing the shield passed this soon?

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Extra Tidbit: An amalgam is defined as a mixture or blend.
Source: SFX

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10:33AM on 08/18/2014
So in other words it happens in the Avengers 2 ;-)
So in other words it happens in the Avengers 2 ;-)
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8:44PM on 08/17/2014
Hell, did anyone really think they'd do it just because it happened in the comic series?
Look for Steve Rogers and the male Thor to be back in place just in time for Avengers 2.
Hell, did anyone really think they'd do it just because it happened in the comic series?
Look for Steve Rogers and the male Thor to be back in place just in time for Avengers 2.
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7:23PM on 08/17/2014

Have we already forgotten?

Sebastian Stan has a nine picture deal with marvel. By the time Evans is done with Avengers 3, Stan willhave six pictures left. I'd be willing to bet they go the WS become CA route.

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Sebastian Stan has a nine picture deal with marvel. By the time Evans is done with Avengers 3, Stan willhave six pictures left. I'd be willing to bet they go the WS become CA route.

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5:26PM on 08/16/2014
Chris Evans hasn't been round long enough to warrant a replacement. If Marvel want to set up something like Civil War then okay. You can't replace Steve Rogers without a major event and, yes, it should be Bucky. Redemption. There is so much stories in the Marvel Universe that we all want to see. We know Avengers 3 will be the Infinity Gauntlet but what if 4 is Civil War?
How long has Hugh Jackman been Wolverine now? Can Chris Evans not stretch it out to Avengers 4? Then give us Bucky as the
Chris Evans hasn't been round long enough to warrant a replacement. If Marvel want to set up something like Civil War then okay. You can't replace Steve Rogers without a major event and, yes, it should be Bucky. Redemption. There is so much stories in the Marvel Universe that we all want to see. We know Avengers 3 will be the Infinity Gauntlet but what if 4 is Civil War?
How long has Hugh Jackman been Wolverine now? Can Chris Evans not stretch it out to Avengers 4? Then give us Bucky as the Captain.
Considering how the last Captain America played out like a political thriller the next one could lay the seeds for Civil War.
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5:50PM on 08/16/2014
Except the fact that Chris Evans wants to quit acting and move behind the cameras.
Except the fact that Chris Evans wants to quit acting and move behind the cameras.
6:14PM on 08/16/2014
That's cool if he does, Mel Gibson did it. Clint Eastwood did it. It didn't mean they stopped acting.
I've been reading James Franco's book "Actors Anonymous" recently. I wouldn't advise him to give up acting to become an author. It's good to have a back-up job.
That's cool if he does, Mel Gibson did it. Clint Eastwood did it. It didn't mean they stopped acting.
I've been reading James Franco's book "Actors Anonymous" recently. I wouldn't advise him to give up acting to become an author. It's good to have a back-up job.
3:46PM on 08/16/2014
Even the quote above admits that Marvel having Falcon become Captain in the comics is a stunt to sell more books. When the movies get to that point, it'll probably be dark times for Marvel b/c it will mean they're running out of ideas as well.
Even the quote above admits that Marvel having Falcon become Captain in the comics is a stunt to sell more books. When the movies get to that point, it'll probably be dark times for Marvel b/c it will mean they're running out of ideas as well.
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1:03PM on 08/16/2014

If they want to pass the shield.....

....then they have to give us a reason to care. Cap 1 barely touched on how beloved he was. The Avengers hardly mentioned him as far as the public goes (the cop didn't have any idea who he was). Winter Soldier was a spy flick with ALL of the action being under the radar. There has literally been NO EFFORT to sell us on the fact that anyone from the public in the Marvel Universe gives a crap about Captain America, so why would anyone need to take his place? They've literally made him the
....then they have to give us a reason to care. Cap 1 barely touched on how beloved he was. The Avengers hardly mentioned him as far as the public goes (the cop didn't have any idea who he was). Winter Soldier was a spy flick with ALL of the action being under the radar. There has literally been NO EFFORT to sell us on the fact that anyone from the public in the Marvel Universe gives a crap about Captain America, so why would anyone need to take his place? They've literally made him the least recognizable figure in the Avenger's group (you know, of the guys with powers).

Unless they plan on dipping Falcon in a vat of nuclear waste, what would be the point of him becoming Captain America? Black Widow would wipe the floor with him.
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12:23PM on 08/16/2014
I don't think there will be a Captain America 4. Maybe there will be a trilogy of Black Widow movies with Cap in a supporting role.
I don't think there will be a Captain America 4. Maybe there will be a trilogy of Black Widow movies with Cap in a supporting role.
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7:47AM on 08/16/2014

Well...

The Falcon in the main MU (616) is a VERY different character than the one in the film, closer to his Ultimate counterpart. In the 616 MU, he's a mutant who can communicate with birds, he's no SHIELD Agent...
So the transition to make him the new Cap would be harder than in the comics.
Anyway, for me, the next MCU CapAm should be Bucky/Winter Soldier...
The Falcon in the main MU (616) is a VERY different character than the one in the film, closer to his Ultimate counterpart. In the 616 MU, he's a mutant who can communicate with birds, he's no SHIELD Agent...
So the transition to make him the new Cap would be harder than in the comics.
Anyway, for me, the next MCU CapAm should be Bucky/Winter Soldier...
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5:25AM on 08/16/2014
I have never read one single Cap comic but from the layman's point of view no one could step in for Cap unless they were physically augmented somehow. That's the whole point of Captain America, the super soldier. If anyone could do what he did then there would be no need for Cap. And the Falcon is just a regular dude with a flight suit so bad idea. Not sure if Bucky was augmented except for his arm but it appeared so, he would be a better choice. Its like saying anyone could just become
I have never read one single Cap comic but from the layman's point of view no one could step in for Cap unless they were physically augmented somehow. That's the whole point of Captain America, the super soldier. If anyone could do what he did then there would be no need for Cap. And the Falcon is just a regular dude with a flight suit so bad idea. Not sure if Bucky was augmented except for his arm but it appeared so, he would be a better choice. Its like saying anyone could just become Superman...dumb.
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7:07AM on 08/16/2014
Living up to your name sir!
Living up to your name sir!
2:23AM on 08/16/2014

If you're going to replace Steve Rogers as Cap...

...it should be Bucky. He was fantastic as Cap during his brief time wielding the shield in the comics. The Falcon is great and all and I love Anthony Mackie in the role, but the movies should definitely have Bucky become Captain America when Chris Evans leave the franchise.
...it should be Bucky. He was fantastic as Cap during his brief time wielding the shield in the comics. The Falcon is great and all and I love Anthony Mackie in the role, but the movies should definitely have Bucky become Captain America when Chris Evans leave the franchise.
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10:46PM on 08/15/2014

All about Evans

I think this decision is all about Evans and his contract plus desire to play Captain America. I'm sure they will keep him in the red, white and blue as long as he wants but once he's done I wouldn't be upset to see Bucky pickup the shield. Sebastian Stan is an awesome actor and could bring something different to the character. As for the Falcon taking over I'm not as keen on that...Mackie did a fine job in Winter Soldier but The Falcon simply isn't an interesting character to me so I would
I think this decision is all about Evans and his contract plus desire to play Captain America. I'm sure they will keep him in the red, white and blue as long as he wants but once he's done I wouldn't be upset to see Bucky pickup the shield. Sebastian Stan is an awesome actor and could bring something different to the character. As for the Falcon taking over I'm not as keen on that...Mackie did a fine job in Winter Soldier but The Falcon simply isn't an interesting character to me so I would say either Marvel should do everything in their power to keep Evans in the fold (money, time away from the character, maybe let him direct a smaller film) or let Bucky become Cap after Steve Rogers sacrifices himself in an awesomely heroic way to stop Thanos in The Avengers 3 or retires from "active duty" to lead Shield and just make cameos in a few Phase 4 and 5 films. In the end the decision is almost entirely with Chris Evans and what he wants to do after his contract expires
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8:48PM on 08/15/2014
Sebastian Stan the Star-Spangled Man.
Sebastian Stan the Star-Spangled Man.
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8:06PM on 08/15/2014
Bucky/Winter Soldier becomes Cap before Sam/Falcon does. So they could go in that direction once Evans' contract expires.
Bucky/Winter Soldier becomes Cap before Sam/Falcon does. So they could go in that direction once Evans' contract expires.
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7:41PM on 08/15/2014
I just hope when all is said and done with Evans portraying Captain America hopefully all the way through Avengers 3, that Bucky will be the next one to don the red, white, and blue.

Who knows. Maybe they'll make Rodgers a head director of Shield, along side Tony.
I just hope when all is said and done with Evans portraying Captain America hopefully all the way through Avengers 3, that Bucky will be the next one to don the red, white, and blue.

Who knows. Maybe they'll make Rodgers a head director of Shield, along side Tony.
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7:37PM on 08/15/2014
That's good news. I could give a shit about Falcon taking over. Falcon's kind of a weak hero. No disrespect to Anthony Mackie who I think did a fine job.
That's good news. I could give a shit about Falcon taking over. Falcon's kind of a weak hero. No disrespect to Anthony Mackie who I think did a fine job.
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7:30PM on 08/15/2014
I doubt Falcon would be the new Captain in Movie universe. Steve Rogers is Captain America and he is still the big selling point of THE Captain America.
I doubt Falcon would be the new Captain in Movie universe. Steve Rogers is Captain America and he is still the big selling point of THE Captain America.
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