July 24, 2011

Joe Johnston Hopes To Make A Winter Soldier Spin-Off

While Joe Johnston is signed on for at least one more Captain America film which is currently in the outline/writing phase. He seems to be keen on another popular Marvel character which would end up a spin-off of his own film. Joe would like to tackle a Winter Soldier movie according to his interview with ScreenRant.

Bucky Barnes becomes the Winter Soldier after being captured and brainwashed by the Russians to become an elite government assassin. It seems like it could be a better bet than a Howling Commandos spin-off which I had been expecting. Sebastain Stan had been in the running for the role of Steve Rogers before landing Bucky and has previously stated he's signed on for more Marvel films. It's expected that the studio is looking at supporting characters from the films to branch out into spin-offs similar to Nick Fury/SHIELD, Black Widow and Hawkeye. Personally I've been hoping that the Winter Soldier storyline would eventually be used in the films. Here's hoping it ends up being put to good use.

“I told the Marvel guys that there is a character that I’m really interested in called ‘The Winter Soldier’ and that if, ‘you guys decide to make that picture I would definitely be interested.’ It’s the Bucky Barnes story. We talked about ‘The Winter Soldier’ which is the continuation of what his story is. It’s basically that he is captured by the Russians and he’s brainwashed and turned into an assassin. But you know there are a thousand ways to go with that. I just think that it would be interesting to take a character that was in ‘Captain America’ and build a story around him. Plus, I like Sebastian Stan a lot (who played Bucky) I think he would be an interesting actor to build another feature around.”

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