February 6, 2014

Drew Pearce Teases CROSSBONES AND SIN Marvel One-Shot

Drew Pearce first got involved with Marvel Studios, when they tasked him to write a screenplay for a Runaways movie. That movie would eventually get shelved, and Drew was asked to co-write Iron Man 3 with director Shane Black. He recently wrote and directed the newest Marvel One-Shot short film titled All Hail The King, which put to rest the Mandarin switch-up. It seems like Marvel might ask Drew to make another one, and he already has ideas that's revealed to TotalFilm.

Oh, gosh - lots of them. One that was Sin and Crossbones (from Captain America). I love Jessica Jones, and while obviously Jessica Jones and Alias is NOW going to exist in the Netflix part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), I'd always obsessively been trying to put her in stuff I'd been working with Marvel on… but about three or four other ones, too.

My Marvel obsession with Damage Control is still there… but it's pretty difficult to make into a short. The clue is in the title that you have to do a lot of damage to then control it - and that's not really in the budget of a short movie. I just think it's got huge potential as a franchise.

I have to believe that a Crossbones And Sin one-shot is more probable, since we're starting to see the One-Shots having direct connections to both upcoming television shows and films, focusing on established characters. Brock Rumlow (Crossbones) is already established in the MCU (Winter Soldier) and is played by Frank Grillo. My biggest problem with Marvel is their lack of well known female villains and superheroines, including Sin would be the first step of fixing this issue. Having the villainous team-up could make for action-packed and fun one-shot.

The greatest aspect of this proposition would be the addition of Sinthea Shmidt aka Sin (daughter of Red Skull) to the MCU. It would interesting to see her introduced or explored in a short, which may or may not set her up for Captain America 3. Hydra villain Baron Strucker will have a role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it's odd that they haven't included Madame Hydra, as she's Strucker's second in-command. I could see Marvel end up using Sinthea as the MCU version of Madame Hydra for future Captain America films.

Also, Crossbones being a member of Thunderbolts might lead to his own film. Guardians of The Galaxy writer/director James Gunn has voiced a desire to make a Thunderbolts movie, if Marvel wants it to happen. It wouldn't be much of stretch to see a female member like Sin among the rest of the lineup.


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