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Captain America Writers Want Falcon, Sharon Carter For Sequel

Screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus have suggested for a while now that they might return to World War II in the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger. While the setting worked incredibly well in the first movie, it seems unlikely that Marvel would make a point of bringing the Sentinel of Liberty into the present day, with all of its other cinematic heroes, only to have him revisit the past in his next solo outing.

A flashback or two, sure. But the bulk of the movie? Eh, don’t bet on it.

McFeely and Markus seem to acknowledge as much in a new interview with NBC Miami’s PopcornBiz blog in which they point out that The First Avenger skips over a few months here and there, leaving room for “unseen adventures” that could be explored later, say, in a sequel. “We certainly want at least a portion of the ’40s, I think,” Markus says. But, they concede, a contemporary story has much to offer.

“It might be doing a disservice not to address the present day Cap, particularly because so much of the comic book run right now is present-day Cap – that ‘man out of time’ is the icon,” Markus says. “The Captain America that most people know is really from kind of the reboot, when Stan Lee brought him back in ’63 and ’64, frozen from a block of ice. So his biggest personality trait is that he’s this man out of time, and for us, we didn’t have the opportunity [to explore that]. This was a guy in the right time.”

They also confess a desire to get their hands on some of Captain America’s modern-day supporting cast — namely, his longtime partner the Falcon, and his occasional girlfriend Sharon Carter (a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative and niece of Peggy Carter).

“I want both of them!” Markus exclaims. “Sharon is meaty, almost to a point where you get a little uncomfortable because her relation to Peggy has shifted over the years, as time has passed. She’s the sister, she’s the cousin, she’s the niece. You have to walk a fine line there because it does seem like you’re dating your girlfriend’s daughter. Falcon is awesome. We can’t play with time so much to have Cap go back to Harlem in the ’70s and clean up the streets, but it would be awesome to go straight-up, like, Shaft with Cap and the Falcon.”


  • Randy Watson

    Michael Jai White as FalconMICHAEL JAI WHITE AS FALCON

  • Mythos

    Falcon’s gonna be tricky in the “realistic” Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Sharon’s gonna be weird if she’s still related to Peggy (and, while I love Hayley Atwell, I don’t think her playing Sharon would be the right call, it’d be too odd), but I’m looking forward to it. I just hope Joe Johnson, Sebastian Stan and, of course, Hugo Weaving return for the sequel.

  • Joe Lee

     What you call weird writers call “Drama”

  • AdamH12110

    I know I’m likely the only one, but I kind of want to see Rikki Barnes in the sequel.  Make her the long lost granddaughter of Bucky (sure, Bucky wasn’t married, but that doesn’t stop a lot of guys from having kids).

  • lbeezle

    is that the “Bucky” from Heroes Reborn? lol

  • Coryjameson

    They have to have Arnim Zola as that weird android with holographic head in the torso. They also have to have that weird invention of his, that living matter stuff that behaves like the thing from “THE THING” by John Carpenter.

    AND ONLY ONE VILLAIN IS ENOUGH. None of this including that Nazis Vampire, Batroc the French mo’, The Super Adaptoid, MODOC, Madame Hydra, Dick Cheney, Baron Zemo, street hustler Rick Jones, those weird midgets that Jack Kirby had in issues 199-204, Magneto, Dr. Faustus(sic?) ALL IN ONE 2 hour movie!!!

  • Jacob

    If they can make multiple villains work, I see no reason not to. The comics do it all the time.

  • Jacob

    Falcon and Sharon Carter? Yes please.

  • AdamH12110

    Yup.  Since Bucky was kind of like a brother to Cap, having Rikki as a relation of his would give him someone who was like family.  I mean, Falcon’s his best friend and Sharon’s his girlfriend (one of them, at least), and the Avengers are kind of his coworkers, but he rarely has anyone around who’s like family.

    Never going to happen, but hey it’s a thought.

  • Jmcreer

    The dude from Spawn… no thanks.  He seems to only do “angry.”

  • Jmcreer

    Realistic?  With the Asgardian aliens and Skrulls and ramaging Hulk realistic?  You serious?

    Besides, the Falcon was originally just a hand-to-hand, acrobatic combatant so I don’t see the problem.

  • Jmcreer

    I’d say you are the only one – and this is coming from a 37 yr Cap fan.

  • Jmcreer

    What they need to do is adapt the Sam Wilson/ Falcon origin story (with some alterations). 

    In the storyline Sam had crash landed on an island run by The Exiles, a band of super-powered Nazis that were former henchmen of the Red Skull.  Steve Rogers finds himself on the island as part of a Red Skull scheme (in which he was actually trapped in the Skull’s body as a result of the Cosmic Cube) and the two team-up to defeat the Exiles and the Red Skull.  In the course of the adventure Sam takes on the role of the Falcon to inspire some natives to help them overthrow the Exiles and the Red Skull.

    It sounds a little convoluted, but the general sequence of events would make a good film.  I’d take out the body-switching aspect, and probably use the Exiles (who of course would have to be Hydra agents and not Nazis unfortunately) as the catalyst for bringing the Red Skull back from whichever of the nine worlds he was transported to.  In addition you could bring Sharon Carter to fill out the romantic needs of the screenplay.  Arnim Zola could easily bridge the two films by being one of the Exiles AND the creator of the super, all-powerful, destructive Sleeper Robots that would be the catalyst for the enormous action sequence at the end of the movie.  Having the Sleepers and Exiles in the film also gives some opportunities for WW2 flashbacks.

  • Cjorg2

    Doughboy?  He looked great in the Avengers cartoon but I don’t think it’d look good live. 

  • Daniel Worthington

    I honestly think their best bet is to have Baron Zemo be the bad guy. You can have Heinrick in
    flashbacks to WWII, and Helmut in modern times. Helmut has ties to
    Arnim Zola, so you can easily tie him into things, and maybe set up a
    third movie with Arnim secretly working on bringing back the Red Skull
    (for a “last page” – after the credits? – reveal that he succeeds) all
    while supporting Baron Zemo’s plans.

    I would hesitate to use the Falcon in the second movie – mostly because
    you don’t want to have TOO many supporting characters, and I think
    bringing in Sharon would be both easier and better for the story (she’s
    his SHIELD liason with a heavy amount of sexual tension mixed into the
    weirdness of “you dated my “). Having said that, if they DO
    bring the Falcon in, I would love to see him used as a kind of modern
    day Jesse Owens – beating Baron Zemo’s master race candidates at the
    super hero/villain game…

  • Eric


  • Skapunkboi19

    Baron Zemo should be the villain as him and Red Skull are Caps best known enemies.

    J. August Richards gets my vote for Falcon, and Carey Mulligan for Sharon Carter.

  • Ds

    Jesse Falcon? Of Marvel Legends fame?

  • silver age guy

    Haley Atwell is the logical choice. The “weird” about
    Sharon being related to Peggy has worked extremely well
    For the CA story line for about a half a century. Sharons
    Resemblance and relationship to Peggy isn’t weird, It
    is essential to the integrity of the Cap saga in the marvel
    universe. Movies get messed up when they get away
    from the basic story line. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were
    Story telling geniuses…don’t mess with their formula.