‘Captain America 3’ Rumors Claim The Villain Is William Burnside

Captain America 3 rumors are claiming the villain might be William Burnside, which essentially means the sequel would have Cap fighting a paranoid version of himself. If you do not want to know who that is, I suggest you stop reading now because if this rumor is true, then it’s quite the major spoiler.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, the Captain America 3 release date may not square off against Batman vs. Superman at the box office, after all. According to reports, Disney is rethinking the release date for the superhero’s next adventure. But other reports claim Disney won’t back down. So, unless either side blinks, we are probably going to have a weekend when we all go see both Captain America and Superman and Batman duke it out with the latest set of baddies put in their path.

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the script for The Winter Soldier, and during an interview, they discussed the decisions they had to make when integrating an old comic book story into the new lore. When it comes to the Captain America 3 villain, they admit that they did not want to see the Red Skull back “so soon,” although the only thing they’ll confirm is that he did not die in the first film. They’ve also read the script for Avengers 2, so they know what will be happening in the future of the overall story.

In the end, both are asked about how the story threads will lead to Captain America 3, and Markus admits that the villain, or at least one of them, may be a known comic book character:

“We’ve definitely set out on a more realistic road in the Cap movies, you know. Even more grounded than in the other MCU movies. And so it kind of rules out Cap fighting the Dinosaur Man or something like that. There are some that aren’t gonna start and other ones that — I mean there’s a couple we’re playing with right now that we really want to take elements from. Which we’ll not reveal…. All I’m saying is psychotic 1950s Cap.”

Screen Rant was nice enough to summarize who that might be: William Burnside is “a super-fan who took up the mantle while the real Steve Rogers was cooling off in the North Atlantic. Due to improper use of the Super Soldier Serum, both Burnside and his sidekick Jack Monroe (who took on the role of Bucky Barnes) eventually went insane with paranoia and had to be knocked out and placed into cryogenic stasis. Assuming he’s revived, that means we’ll have some Cap on Cap action.

The interesting part about these Captain America 3 rumors is that in the original comic books the Red Skull does make a comeback. So, while it’s doubtful that the new movie will play out the same way, we may at least know who the cast might include.

Would you like to see William Burnside and the Red Skull as the villains in Captain America 3?