Having already rocked the box office this year in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which has grossed over $713 million at the global box office, Steve Rogers isn’t taking any time off as he’ll appear in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and then his third solo film in 2016. Speaking with Yahoo!, returning directors Anthony and Joe Russo teased some of their plans for the upcoming third film, which will focus at least in part on Steve’s search for childhood friend Bucky Barnes, the infamous Winter Soldier.
“The character was invented for an explicitly political purpose. So it’s hard to get away from that nature,” Anthony said.
The pair also teased that they’ll be building off of “Winter Soldier” for the upcoming third film, saying they will be “bringing some new elements to the table that will give us a twist on Winter Soldier.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will debut digitally on August 19 and on DVD and Blu-ray on September 9. Captain America 3 is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016, the same day as Warner Bros.’ own Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.