This week will herald in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, a film that seems to be the culmination of thepast twelve films that have been released over the course of the past eight years. It’s something of a milestone that we’ve reached this point — where we’ve come to know these characters so much that we’re able to understand why they’re coming to blows. And by the film’s end, many of us hope that it will be a fulfilling experience.
Though while CIVIL WAR may be quit the milestone, it’s by no means anywhere near the end. Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely — who have been writing in this world since CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER — are already hard at work on the next big thing in the MCU: INFINITY WAR, a story which will span two epic films. But even then, Marvel Studios has their eyes to the future. While INFINITY WAR will undoubtedly mark the end of an era, they will trudge forth into new material.
In an interview with THR, Markus and McFeely talked briefly about some characters or properties they think would be fun to see on the big screen.
McFeely was the first to speak on the subject:
“Namor. He is kind of a jerk and has a chip on his shoulder and he is a king and lives underwater. The degree of difficulty is so high, though. Cause it could be a great movie or it could be truly terrible.”
Potentially terrible is right. Namor the Submariner (son of a ship captain and Atlantian princess) is a character who, like DC’s Aquaman, would be quite the challenge to adapt. Then again, this humble writer thought the same of Thor, and I believe they’ve done that character more than justice. Perhaps they can do the same thing with Namor. On top of that, Namor’s origins have connections to Vibranium, the indestructible metal Cap’s shield is made out of, so it’s not like some groundwork hasn’t been laid already.
Markus had a very different answer for THR as far as what he’d like to see on screen:
“I think it would be cool to make a MARVEL ZOMBIES movie but that would require a whole other wing or, at least, another dimension.”
This would definitely require a deft hand, as the story finds our favorite heroes as flesh-eating zombies, and it’s not something that could so easily be thrown out without mass confusion ensuing from the mainstream audience.
What do you think of these two ideas from Markus and McFeely? Let us know in the comments down below!
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR hits U.S. theaters this Friday on May 6, 2016.
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