We are still a few months out from seeing how Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier turns out, but that’s not stopping Marvel from getting excited about the future of their golden boy. The studio is already planning on putting the Russo brothers at the helm of Captain America 3 without knowing how successful the upcoming sequel will fare at the box office. However, the third film likely won’t be greenlit until those box office receipts come in.
Word is that Marvel’s execs are pretty impressed with the work that the Russos have accomplished on the sequel and are ready to go all in with the duo moving forward. Since the film hasn’t been officially announced yet, the directors have not been signed an official deal, but with positive test screenings for The Winter Soldier in the books it seems another sequel is pretty much in the bag.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of the year’s blockbusters I’m most looking forward to and depending on how it turns out seeing the siblings return for another go around will likely be just fine. If the trailer for the film is any indication I think there’s no doubt the film will be successful as part of the Marvel canon, especially since its central hero is part of one of the biggest films of the last couple years. The Winter Soldier is poised for a pretty big payday and it’s no wonder that Marvel is looking to lock these guys down for a followup.
A winter release for the third film is being discussed as Marvel and the Russo’s put their heads together to figure out where the hero’s journey will take him next. Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4, 2014.