Russo brothers talk Captain America 3

Having delivered at the box office with Captain America: The Winter Soldier , Joe and Anthony Russo are currently hard at work developing the second sequel in the series, Captain America 3 .

And while they’re understandably keen to keep some of the finer details close to their chests, they do reveal that the new film will be set “a couple years” after the second, and will continue to focus on the dynamic between Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes.

However, the overarching themes of politics and power introduced in the second film will also continue to play a key role. “The character was invented for an explicitly political purpose,” says Anthony, “so it’s hard to get away from that nature.”

They’re also keen to ensure that our hero doesn’t follow in the footsteps of many of his peers by becoming increasingly jaded as the franchise progresses. As Joe concludes, “his morality is part of his superpower.”

The pair have also confirmed they will be directing several episodes of the forthcoming Agent Carter series, although there’s no word as yet regarding whether that show will tie into the third film at all.

Captain America 3 will open in the UK on 6 May 2016.

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