5 ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Spin-Offs We Gotta See

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Marvel fans that have seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same – seriously. This list is packed with spoilers concerning the final moments of the film, so if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s best to look away and get to a movie theater ASAP.

The latest installment in the epic Marvel movie-verse unleashes more twists, turns, surprises and changes than any film that has preceded it. And with every member of Captain America’s inner circle left in a completely new place than where they started, this one movie has the most sequel and spin-off potential we’ve ever before. Here are the five follow-up adventures we have to see in order to tie up The Winter Soldier‘s loose ends.

Nick Fury: HYDRA Hunter

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After dismantling S.H.I.E.L.D. to eradicate HYDRA’s influence, Nick Fury exits the cast’s grave site rendezvous with a mission – ridding the world of the beast’s remaining heads for good. Samuel L. Jackson’s nearing the end of his initial nine-picture deal with Marvel Studios, and he deserves to go out with a big screen bang. While it looks like Marvel’s focusing on new properties like Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man and the yet-to-be-announced Doctor Strange, they might be able to squeeze in a film starring the MCU vet should they switch to a three movies a year game plan.

Black Widow: Solo

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Fans have been clamoring for a Black Widow movie ever since she used her super spy smarts to trick Loki, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier provides the perfect springboard for a solo Natasha adventure. With her entire checkered past trending on Twitter and her place of employment left in rubble, Black Widow has no choice but to rebuild her life – all while fighting off the enemies that will emerge now that her whereabouts have been made public.

Captain America and Falcon

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Steve Rogers traded one dear friend for another in The Winter Soldier, as Falcon swooped in to save him from Bucky, his best buddy gone bad. In the last seconds of the movie, Falcon realizes that Cap’s going to track down the deadly Winter Soldier and immediately signs up for the mission. “When do we start?” asks Falcon, just before the credits triumphantly begin. If that doesn’t scream SEQUEL, we don’t know what does. Odds are this will be the basis for Captain America 3, rumored to be hitting theaters in 2016. Considering the fantastic chemistry between Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie in this film, it would make sense to push that to the forefront.

Marvel One-Shot: Agent 13

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Sharon Carter got less screen time than the rest of her co-stars – heck, they didn’t even reveal her last name! – but that only leaves us wanting more. When last we see Agent 13, she’s hitting a bull’s-eye in a CIA shooting range as she transitions out of her S.H.I.E.L.D. career. Marvel should produce a sequel to last year’s Agent Carter short film, placing Peggy’s niece Sharon in a similarly frustrating professional situation as she struggles to adjust to the surely slower paced life of a CIA agent. Having Emily VanCamp star in Agent Carter II would also be a great way to connect the character to Hayley Atwell’s, especially since their relationship was never touched upon in Winter Soldier.

Maria Hill: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Okay, so the future of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. remains up in the air, both because it has yet to be renewed and because Winter Soldier completely pulled the show’s entire premise – and title – out from under it. But this could be the shot in the arm the show needs, and whatever new status quo the show decides on would benefit greatly from pulling Maria Hill out of a cubicle in Stark Industries’ human resources department. Now that How I Met Your Mother is over, Cobie Smulders has plenty of time in her schedule – and we bet she’s ready to do more in a Marvel project than bark orders at a computer screen.

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  • ekrolo2

    Maria Hill could show up in AoS since HIMYM is over making Cobie Smulders a lot more available than she used to be.

  • Lyle

    I know this is a ridiculous long shot, but, in the first Captain America movie, we saw the original Human Torch robot on display at a museum. Any chance it got activated and fought during WW II? I know this is unlikely, because Fox owns Fantastic Four right now, but I can hope.

  • Steven Simmons

    Fox doesn’t own the rights to THAT Human Torch character, so Marvel could still use the character and name of Human Torch as long as its not Johnny Storm/Fantastic Four.

  • Gary Cash

    What!? No Winter Soldier solo film!

  • AJ

    Developing a “Nick Fury: Secret Warriors” film to run alongside “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” would be a nice way to fully explore the post-S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage world.

  • AJ

    I get the feeling Winter Soldier might still be a villain for a while. He didn’t exactly end the film with a moral crisis pushing him towards heroics.

  • Louis

    Love how you don’t think Falcon is deserving of his own series, but Maria Hill is.

  • akkadiannumen

    Nick Fury and Black Widow are easily the most likely candidates. They already were on the short list before this movie. Captain America and Falcon will be a sequel, not a spin-off. The most Maria Hill and Agent 13 can expect right now is a One-Shot (excellent idea from Marvel), TV appearances and participation in a future movies.

  • BrendaSBarrientez

    Having Emily VanCamp star in Agent Carter II would also be a great way to connect the character to Hayley Atwell’s, especially since their relationship was never touched upon in Winter Soldier. http://qr.net/sBx9

  • RY33

    Gee-zus. Talk about grasping at straws. They can’t make a hit movie out of The Hulk and you want Agent 13 (a character I’m not even sure they named) to have her own movie. Good luck with that. Why not wish for a Peggy Carter:Geriatric Spy movie or a movie about the third guy from the left in the background of scene 24?

  • Metaz

    The Black Widow identity is basically useless after the leak at the end of the film so we might see Natasha using a different identity. There’s justification for a mask so I’d guess at Mockingbird.

  • Hypestyles

    Future movies: John Walker, bring him in and merge his story with the “Anti-Cap”, have him be a replacement Capt. America created by the U.S. government Commission.

  • joncarpe

    They said One Shot not film. Marvel’s one shots are short 10-15 minute movies they put on their Blu-rays.

  • DarthTigris

    That wasn’t said. Reading comprehension is truly a dying ability …

  • DarthTigris

    Wow, you and Louis need to go back to school and take classes on Reading Comprehension.

  • Summer Soldier

    Did u see the second after-credits scene?

  • Lil’ Cap

    Natasha has always been the BW in the comics and that’s just her identity, just like Hawykeye and Falcon, there’s no need to change her name cause if you do then you might as well change first and last name which is stupid, she’ll always be the Black Widow coz that’s who Natasha Romanoff is. Also Mockingbird is a TOTALLY different character called Bobbi Morse and they would never and should never merge those characters into one.

  • Kaine Morrison

    Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is NOT getting renewed!
    Marvel’s Rogue Agents (title pending) will be its successor.
    Same Cast and Crew though… :p

  • Superman

    I want to see a solo movie for Cap’s shield, which deals with what happens to the shield after it lands to earth, is found by a civilian and then changes hands and settings before finally being recovered by Tony Stark, who decides to give Steve a hell of a time for losing one of his father’s inventions.

  • demoncat_4

    or should agents of shield some how get renewed cobie shows up on the show as maria leading a new shield. as for black widow. she would be perfect given how comic book fans are ready for a female comic charcter to prove a movie featuring the female comic characters can work . or better surely marvel could since they can’t use arch angel their own version of the champions or invaders with cap and black widow as members

  • Soup Owens-Fowler

    Captain Marvel first.

  • AJ

    Yep. And Bucky learning his real identity/history doesn’t mean he’ll be a hero. Just means he’ll be more complicated in the future.

  • demoncat_4

    then she hulk after wards. black widow third.

  • APL

    Other than the first episode… yeah. Her character’s presence just might add more gravitas to the show, which is at this point, still not good enough.

  • jsp

    Yeah actually it could. It could remind him not only of who he was, but also that he has friend that could help let him down the right path.

  • Dan

    They just want a One-Shot, just like Marvel made for Peggy Carter. That one was badass, so I don’t think its too out of the question to want an Agent 13 One-Shot.

    She’s very important in the comics, so the movie universe will probably build up her character whether this happens or not.

  • Tophman

    Incidentally I read somewhere (can’t remember the exact source) that they are working on a period TV series for Hayley Atwell’s original Agent Carter due to the positive response from the Marvel One-Shot of the same name.

    As already mentioned, they were talking about a Marvel One-Shot (like they recently did with The Mandarin in the video release of “Thor: The Dark World”). I’m definitely on board with revealing to Marvel Movie Universe fans (who are not versed in the comic source) that Agent 13/Sharon Carter is Peggy’s niece. Once this is established, she can then move on to Cap 3 as someone in the CIA who will help Steve & Sam track down the Winter Soldier while dealing with a new threat (give me Baron Zemo! :D ).

  • Tophman

    Personally, I don’t think Nick Fury can carry his own movie. I’d prefer it if he ends up in a Black Widow film (perhaps “Secret Avengers” like the comics of the same name). They will track down and take out Hydra in the shadows before they can unleash another attack. You can even include Winter Soldier’s attempt to redeem himself now that he’s got his memories back (since this is what they did in comics
    -after Steve got his memories back, Winter Soldier went to Fury to ask for a job unbeknownst to his original partner & ends up working with Natasha, ultimately becoming lovers). In the post-credit teaser, they can reveal the new threat rising in the horizon.

    Besides, thanks to Luc Besson’s “Lucy”, I don’t think Marvel Studios will want Scarlett in her solo film anytime soon. Check out the trailer… it looks trippy awesome (definitely one for the superhero crowd). If they do decide to do a solo Black Widow movie, they need a director like Besson or Paul Anderson who know how to make a good (relatively cheap, & marketable) female-driven action film.

    This will serve as a lead into Cap 3 where Steve & Sam’s search for him ends up leading to a new enemy (where they cross paths with the Secret Avengers). Yes, I want Baron Zemo (working with a new & improved MODOK 2.0, ever the Igor). Marvel Studios take note, I am available for a place in your writing/creative staff. ;)

    As for Cobie, yeah, stick her in “Agents of SHIELD” (assuming she still wants to do TV). They can always keep the name & basically say they’ve gone rogue/independent thanks to a generous benefactor who sends his own liaison to watch his investments (effectively turning them into “Agents of Stark” :p). The advantage of doing it this way is that they’ll have fewer resources (as far as credentials, manpower, & logistics) when they visit countries to deal with anomalies. Agents of SHIELD *SPOILER ALERT* -they can even reveal that May is secretly working for Stark. :D

  • Zachary J. Morrison

    Was there another post credits scene? I saw the one for Age of Ultron…??

  • Vex Godglove

    Yes, at the very end of the credits there was a seen with Bucky.

  • http://huskybro.com The Husky Bro

    So, after the events of the Cap movie, does this mean that Agent May over at Agents Of SHIELD will become Madam Hydra?

  • Hector

    The Falcon must be in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”! He’s an Avenger! He’s with Steve in CAWS’s last scene but isn’t going to appear beside him in AOU???

  • Tommy Rankin

    Everyone seemed to love Johansson’s acting as BW but for some reason she was one of the least memorable things for me in CA:TWS and while I wouldn’t say that she’s bad I doubt that BW could hold a movie completely on her own. Same goes for Nick Fury and MAYBE Hawkeye. I think it’d be better if they just give them a combined movie and have them hunting HYDRA cells as Nick Fury’s Secret Warriors or something but given the ending of TWS that doesn’t seem likely.

    Also Sharon Carter could be a nice addition to AoS or whatever they decide to call it’s potential follow up and same goes for Maria Hill. BTW Marvel obviously intentionally left out Agent 13′s last name likely because they want to keep it as a surprise to most moviegoers who don’t read comics and therefore don’t know about her connection to Peggy and maybe they also want her and Cap developing any potential relationship before he finds out that she’s Peggy’s niece (or whatever their relation in the films might be) as a way to avoid anyone possibly thinking that it’s creepy

  • Travis

    You’ll get a Winter Solder film. It’ll be the fourth Captain America movie, if you know what I mean…

  • Jason D. Wright

    No one said Falcon wasn’t deserving, but they didn’t specifically say Maria was either. There was more of an inference that Maria Hill should join Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. rather than star in her own project.

  • Jason D. Wright

    I believe Maria Hill joining the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and not starring in her own motion picture, was the inference of the article.

  • Jason D. Wright

    I think you’re leaping to conclusions. The article, an opinion piece I might add, never surmises that Falcon won’t make an appearance in AOU or eventually join the Avengers, but rather focuses on the Cap sequel and Falcon’s obvious return in THAT film based on the way Winter Soldier ends.

  • Kabuce

    Just want to point out that Agent 13 is on the phone with her aunt, who she describes as a handful, when Steve is walking to his apartment, this is shortly after Steve visited Peggy, so not a big leap to put the two together.

    This was a brief scene, but the chemistry played well enoiugh to set-up a romance and the reaveal to Steve that Sharon is Peggy’s niece.

  • mattiebox

    How about using Fury for a secret warriors film? It was a great comic series, and even though it’s a little outside of Fury’s usual sphere of influence in the cinematic universe, he could be making it as a back-up to the avengers initiative in case they ever fail. It could even be new avengers instead of secret warriors.

  • The Walking Cuban

    And if Abomination and Leader are in the Fridge, a SHIELD cryo-prison… Were the guards Hydra? This could get very interesting!

  • The Walking Cuban

    I think you’re right. Mickie says he hasn’t been til anything. Hopefully that changes. I’m pretty sure Rhodie is on it and tgats awesome.

  • Alex Hayden

    Hector might be referring to the fact that Falcon is, as far as we know, NOT going to be in AoU and he should be. Both because it makes sense and because Mackie was fantastic in the role.

  • demoncat_4

    provided one it gets a second season and two since she is suppose to be the head of shield we shall see hope it winds up with Maria hill and Coulson and his team butting heads provided agents of shield gets a second season.

  • Hector

    If Ultron’s menace is on a global scale We should see various cameos: Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg and, obviously, Anthony Mackie… If only War Machine (Iron Patriot) will make an appearance, We won’t have all pieces of puzzle…

    Above and beyond the cameos, The Falcon must be an Avenger like War Machine (Iron Patriot)…

  • Hector

    And Alex Hayden is right, Mackie was fantastic in the role…

  • razorsfury

    authors that say “**** spinoffs we need to see” need to just stop… like usual they are always horrendous ideas…

  • razorsfury

    um… you do know that he takes his place as captain america when the cap dies right?

  • sladewilson

    Plus remember that Human Torch could turn out to be the Vision…. I’m just sayin’….

  • TheMan95

    I think it was put there for a reason “fingers crossed” if there is a going to be an agent carter show this is the sorta thing i wanna see.

  • TheMan95

    There are two human torch characters one owned by FOX (johnny storm) and one owned by MARVEL (Jim Hammond) Jim Hammond is an android it his from him that vision is built.

  • Steve Rogers

    Considering that Sebastian Stan has a nine-picture deal with Marvel, this is almost guaranteed. It also opens the possibility for a Winter Soldier movie alongside/after Captain America, and possibly (fingers crossed) a Black Widow + Winter Soldier film. Fans are clamoring for a Black Widow solo film, and given their background, WS would be a welcome addition. Given the phenomenal representation of WS in the film (stop complaining that he’s barely in it. He steals the show when he is, despite barely speaking) Stan and ScarJo kicking ass side by side would be a dream.

  • Steve Rogers

    YES! Secret Warriors is awesome. They could also do a Secret Avengers deal soon if Cap decides to rock the Super Soldier outfit again.

  • Steve Rogers

    As cool as Titanfall is, I’m not entirely sure how it pertains to this situation.

  • Steve Rogers

    In the movie, shortly after the Peggy Carter scene, it cuts to Steve’s apartment building. You can hear Agent 13 talking on the phone, before hanging up and saying, “Sorry about that. My aunt. She’s a bit of an insomniac” or something along those lines. Connection established!

  • Steve Rogers

    As awesome as Zemo as, due to the fact they changed the origin story around (Red Skull super-bomber vs. Zemo experimental plane) this may be odd. Considering their success adapting (somewhat loosely) the Brubaker Winter Soldier storyline (favorite comic storyline ever), they should bring Steve’s story full circle. Zola is most definitely not dead (despite what a late Alexander Pierce may have mentioned, there is no way Zola didn’t back himself up elsewhere, because, as Black Widow said, “Backing up the hard drive… is a good habit to get into”. The Red Skull is definitely not dead (the Cosmic Cube/Tesseract teleported him elsewhere). Finally, Crossbones is set up perfectly. Given his comics career as the henchman of the Red Skull, they could easily bring all 3 of these characters into Cap 3, and possibly even add the ’50s “Evil” Cap as previously mentioned by the writers. This could lead to the Death of Captain America at the end of Cap 3, meaning Bucky would take up the shield, and also meaning Chris Evans would go out with a bang, given his tremendous portrayal of Steve Rogers. That would be amazing, but, given their success, it honestly doesn’t matter where they go. More Cap, Marvel!

  • Tophman

    I do agree that Zemo could complicate things but I like complicated. ;) So yeah, unless they bring back Red Skull for the 3rd to go out with a bang, I still want my Zemo.

    As for the “Death of Captain America” storyline, although I like the idea, it’s unlikely Marvel would use Bucky’s gun-toting Captain America after Steve gets taken out by Crossbones+Sharon Carter & Dr Faustus. Having the crazy Cap included is just meh for me…

    Personally, I like the idea of just ‘James Bond’-ing it (as Kevin Feige put it), keeping the established characters and moving them forward with new actors every decade. This way, they can focus on the quality of the story rather than the paychecks of their stars.

  • Tophman

    Hahah, nah, never really pegged May as a bad guy.

    For those who want to see what happened elsewhere in the Marvelverse during “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, you can check out this week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD, “Turn, Turn, Turn” which serves as a tie-in to the movie. Spoilerish: no Madame Hydra, but the Clairvoyant’s identity is finally revealed! :D

  • luckiestmanalive8

    Do i need to see the first Captain America before i see Winter Soldier? are they stand alone films?

  • Carl Rood

    Chances are the trademark for a Human Torch titled movie went with the FF license