During the red carpet premiere of Marvel's highly-anticipated Captain America: The Winter Soldier, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely spoke about the news that Captain America 3 will square off against Batman Vs. Superman at the box office on May 6. They also teased their collaborating with Joss Whedon on the Captain America: The Winter Soldier story and what it's like to work for Marvel.
Producer Kevin Feige revealed yesterday that they don't plan on backing away from the May release date, which makes sense, since they set that release date last summer (though it wasn't known which movie would be moved into that slot until this week). When asked about the ultimate superhero showdown, Christopher Markus had this to say, while commenting on working for Marvel.
"I think when two cars drive at each other, somebody has to veer off eventually. There's always a level of expectation and Marvel keeps raising the bar higher and higher. But you have confidence that they're going to make a good movie, you kind of let yourself go and allow yourself to be directed. And you really just become one small piece of the Marvel puzzle."
The question that remains is, which studio will veer off first? Regardless of when it's coming out, Captain America 3 is in the early stages of development, with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely breaking the story, something the writers teased with the following statement.
"Where does the man called Captain America fit into this gray world we live in now? We've had many, many conversations, and we pretty much know where we're going."
The writers also spoke about collaborating with Joss Whedon on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, to ensure that what they were doing didn't conflict with the filmmaker's plans for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here's what Stephen McFeely had to say.
"We do things here that [Whedon] has to deal with and he knew we were doing them."
Christopher Markus elaborated that Marvel wants the most exciting material for each movie, revealing that the studio doesn't want the writers to "save" any material for other films.
"Obviously we can't kill off the Avengers before they have their second movie. But that's the good thing about Marvel. Even though it's an interconnecting universe, the mandate is always 'Do the most exciting things you can do for this movie. Don't save anything.'"