According to Variety on Feb. 22, Kevin Feige, Marvel Studio's president, stated that "Captain America: Winter Soldier" will have a political theme to its story line. Feige also has an agenda that includes doing the next six Marvel movies in the same amount of time at two movies per year.
First of these six movies would be "Iron Man 3" scheduled to be released May 3.
Some media patrons and fans tend to indicate there's some kind of doomsday scenario in the super hero movie industry and Feige can defend that there's no cause for concern for this. That the whole "too much of a good thing" and over saturating the industry with such a sub-genre's could cause the demise of said industry. That it's simply a fad.
"If it is a fad, it's one that lasts 30 to 40 years, as the Western did, because each one is so different," he says. "There's an opportunity to graft almost sub-genres onto them. Our first Captain America film was a World War II picture, and the next is a political thriller. They all have their own textures and patinas, and that's what is exciting about it".
Very good point as explained by Feige, comparing the current trending genre to western movies. Of course, the western genre could make a come back with Johnny Depp in the "The Lone Ranger" reboot. But that's an entirely different conversation altogether.
There's some parallels that could be drawn between the first "Iron Man" and "Captain America: Winter Soldier" when it comes to a political plot line. For instance, the whole irony of Tony Stark's weapons are being used against the very people he is trying to protect and thus reinforcing this by becoming Iron Man. Not unlike the whole NRA and gun laws being passed in this day and age as well as the huge political debate when it comes to gun control.
It would be interesting what political story line would be intact in the "Captain America" sequel and how it may even tied into real world events.