Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson are now free to say how the Captain America 2 ending will change the Avengers 2 plot. If you have not seen the movie I don’t recommend going beyond this point since even the next paragraph will have spoilers.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the Captain America 2 secret ending shows several Avengers 2 characters and hints that the Winter Soldier may eventually replace Steve Rogers as the Cap. The ending also has fans worried that ABC may have Agents Of SHIELD cancelled considering that the organization is now kaput due to Hydra, although it’s possible the show may continue in a different spinoff featuring Agent Coulson. The good news is that the film gives weight to the rumors that a Doctor Strange movie will finally be given the okay.
The secrecy over the plot is so high that the actors aren’t even really allowed to talk about it between each other. For example, Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon, reveals that he found out from Evans whether or not he had the role in the first place (after trying many times applying for practically every Marvel character role):
“The secrecy, even between the actors, is pretty hardcore. I wasn’t given the Avengers 2 script and had to call up Chris, who is a good friend of mine, to see if I was in the movie. And he was like, Uh … I don’t know, um, well, let me call you back. It’s like, dude, you just told me you read it!”
For Avengers 2, Chris Evans hopes that the Captain America character may take on a darker edge:
“He’s had some flaws, but I’d really like to see him make a major misstep. I’d like to see that morality betray him; have him do something he really truly felt was right but realize that even if you think something is the right thing to do, it doesn’t always pan out the way you think it should. The best thing about [The Winter Soldier] is, if you take the superhero element out of it, this is still a good movie, so hopefully if Cap makes mistakes, it’s not just seen from a superhero perspective. This is a human being. If he makes mistakes and does end up doing something that’s considered flawed or regrettable, I hope that it’s not just connected to the superhero parts of his identity.”
Well, here’s hoping Cap does not go nuking a city like Superman. We also know that Chris Evans has only signed up for six films with Marvel so it’s possible Cap may take a back seat to other characters eventually. This likelihood is mad more probably when you consider that Evans would prefer to be directing:
“I’d like to direct. I just enjoyed it. You know when you are a kid and you get a hobby? You find something you like, and you wake up on a free day, and it’s the first thing you think about? You just wake up and you run to do it. Directing was that thing I felt. I love acting and I’ll still act. But I think when I have a little more free time from the Marvel universe, I will probably try and pursue that first.”
Evans has read the Avengers 2 script and while he says it’s “so good” he did not offer any more details. But that’s why we now turn to Samuel L. Jackson, who gave us more hints on how Nick Fury may turn up:
“Nick is retreating back to the shadow world. It’s this place that he and Natasha refer to a lot, and it makes him a much more interesting character who won’t be instantly recognizable because of that…. Avengers 2 is so huge, and having seen the tag, I don’t know there’s a real space for Nick in that scenario because everything is so extraordinary. When you come down to it, Nick’s an ordinary guy who knows how to bend extraordinary people to his will. The [Avengers sequel] is not about Nick and what S.H.I.E.L.D. is going through. We’re going to skip over him in an interesting sort of way. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll show up, but it’s not to be an effective part of the plot or the resolution of the plot from [Captain America 2].”
Jackson also says Fury has given up his iconic eye patch and will instead be watching the world through both eyes via a pair of sunglasses the actor personally hand-picked:
“We looked at a lot of glasses, and went with those because they were a specific color that blended into my skin tone. It was most important they not be immediately recognizable as sunglasses because we didn’t want it to look like he was trying to hide. We wanted it to look like this was simply a style choice to the outside world.”
How do you think the Captain America 2 ending will affect Avengers 2?