With Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios’ latest film, only two weeks away, I thought about all the new info and scenes up ahead. Unlike Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this film isn’t giving away a lot of plot points with a barrage of trailers so we’re left to our own imagination. Even if you’ve read the story that this movie is based on, movie studios often take liberties when it comes to certain elements of a comic book story (Iron Man 3 anyone?) Here’s what I’m hoping to see when the movie hits theaters:
#5 – CAMEO OF OTHER AVENGERS
Marvel has managed to do what no other film studio dared to do: they created an actual comic book movie universe! Thanks to their diligence, artistic vision, and a crap load of money from Disney, we not only got high quality films of multiple comic book legends, but we also got The Avengers, which is probably (that’s right I said probably) the greatest superhero movie ever. But just because this isn’t a team movie doesn’t mean they have to be completely left out. Something as simple as having Black Widow sharing some FaceTime with Hawkeye (who is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent by the way) or showing a quick news clip of Iron Man doing something heroic would really remind moviegoers that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just that. If Captain America can make a cameo in Thor: The Dark World, anything is possible.
#4 – CATCH UP WITH PEGGY CARTER
One of the best things about Captain America: The First Avenger was Peggy Carter. She was a tough as nails soldier who didn’t take crap from anyone and managed to keep Cap on his toes. The fact that she was also a hot British export was simply icing on the cake. In a deleted scene of The Avengers, Rogers considered calling her, but hesitated for obvious reasons. I’m hoping after confronting his past in form of the Winter Soldier, he goes to see his time-lost love. A scene like that could end on a cliffhanger where she tells Steve of her adventures after the war, which could lead to the Agent Carter series that we all want to see.
#3 – QUICK ORIGINS OF THE WINTER SOLDIER
The one thing I’m really afraid of involving this film is that half of it is going to be dedicated to explaining to the audience who the Winter Soldier is. For those of you that haven’t just Googled, Wiki-ed (shame on you) or even picked up the graphic novel (double shame on you), I’ll tell you a secret: He’s Bucky Barnes back from the dead! Sort of. In The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes episode ‘The Winter Soldier’, Nick Fury summed up the guys’ whole back story and also revealed how he lost his eye in one minute! This movie is supposedly 128 minutes long. Let’s not spend more than 15 minutes of it trying to catch up everyone who didn’t watch The First Avenger.
#2 – STAN LEE CAMEO
Stan ‘The Man’ Lee is basically a comic book demigod. As the former chairman of Marvel Comics and having a hand in creating Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and the X-Men, anyone who has read enough comics knows his name. Because of that, he’s made a habit of having a cameo in almost every Marvel film. I always think about what kind of person he’ll play in an upcoming film and am usually wrong. For The Winter Soldier, I’m thinking he’ll be one of the attendants at the museum when Steve Rogers looks at his mural of his World War II efforts. Hopefully I’ll be right for once.
#1 – FALCON IS ASKED TO JOIN THE AVENGERS
Even though Anthony Mackie hasn’t received word yet about being in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (you can read about that here), I really do hope he’s been added to the roster. The show Avengers Assemble (which is pretty much modeled after the Marvel Cinematic Universe) already has Falcon as the team’s newest member. So why not do that in the real world? When it comes to Ultron, you need as many heroes as possible to take him down. Besides, wouldn’t it be awesome to see some aerial team-ups between him and Iron Man?
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