Captain America 2: Zola, Bucky, and The Avengers

More news has come to light about the new Captain America movie.

The Playlist had this to say…

Black Widow and Hawkeye may also be involved in Captain America 2 and there will be some romance between them. The pair of agents shared plenty of screen time with Captain America in The Avengers, and having them fight together again works within the context of a modern-set Captain America story…Nick Fury may get some of his origin story fleshed out as well, which would theoretically lend itself to flashbacks to World War II.

This would seem to make sense. Both Black Widow and Hawkeye were break out stars from The Avengers and their will they won’t they chemistry was a nice mix in with all the action set pieces. Also for the fanboys and girls the inclusion of these two and the return of Nick Fury should give Steve Rogers some interesting people to bounce off of in the movie.

But then Screen Rant had this to say.

•Bucky could be back as Winter Soldier, a Russian Spy. This is something we’ve speculated here on Screen Rant due to actor Sebastian Stan’s multi-picture contract with Marvel Studios and the character’s recent importance in Captain America comics.

Hayley Atwell, who played Peggy Carter in Captain America and who has a multi-picture contract, may return to play her own character’s niece, Sharon Carter. Sharon Carter will undoubtedly be the new (save with different hair color?) love interest for Steve Rogers and is another agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

•The villainous Dr. Arnim Zola (Toby Jones), who served as the scientist responsible for harnessing the power of the Tesseract/Cosmic Cube for the Red Skull, may return in a new form, perhaps something more familiar to his appearances in the books (see below). Writer Christopher Markus expressed interest in including MODOK (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) in Captain America 2 as a villain, and he’s a creation of AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics) which we know is featured in Iron Man 3 from recent set photos. It’s conceivable that the characters of MODOK and Dr. Arnim Zola could be combined, or that MODOK’s origins could be connected to Zola’s work.

Bucky coming back could be an interesting way of getting more emotion out of the Steve Rogers character. In the first film he was a bit of a blank slate and in The Avengers he’s the do-good soldier. It would be good to see Chris Evans get to use his emotional chops more sparring with Sebastian Stan. For the comic fans the Winter Soldier storyline was one of the best Captain America stories for a long time and Ed Brubaker’s writing really fleshed out Bucky. The same goes for Sharon Carter being included. Her presence would add a love story or possible love triangle if they wanted to include Bucky in this too. Including Natasha and Clint’s angle there could mean a whole lotta love in Cap 2!

Dr Arnim Zola is a good and logical choice. In the storylines after the Winter Soldier run he was a big part in getting the Red Skull back into Caps life. For me personally it would be better if Zola played his crazy modified scientist from the comics. He has a laser for a head and a TV screen with his face on the chest. Who doesn’t love that as a visual! This would tie in to the first movie as there is a blue print that Zola has that is the exact robot I just described. In all honesty M.O.D.O.K is a bad choice. I can see them using Zola to create him but only if they upgrade his look. M.O.D.O.K has always looked silly with his massive head and tiny arms. If its comic relief you want he’s your man! There is also the Spider-Man 3 problem where too much added can result in no one getting a look in. But The Avengers had loads of people and that was incredible so what do I know! Overall, some pretty exciting news if it all comes ahead.

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3 thoughts on “Captain America 2: Zola, Bucky, and The Avengers”

    1. The writing on those books is amazing especially leading up to the death of captain america. But I’m really interested to see how the second film goes as I kinda dug the first one. Sure its probably the weekest out of say thor and ironman but they are tough acts to follow man!

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  1. Yeah i was not a huge fan of cap until winter soldier (thou that tale when he turned into a werewolf was pretty funny!) but man that story just grab’s you and sucks you in. Well it looks like the iron patriot armour is turning up in Ironman 3 so who knows whats going to happen. Avengers 3 civil war here we come (fingers crosses lol!)

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