With the May 2016 release date set, it seems like work will be starting relatively soon on the next Captain America movie with the directors from the last movie set to return. But when will things begin for the Marvel team?
In an interview with Collider on Wednesday, directors Anthony and Joe Russo talked about when shooting for the third movie would start and what they're expecting already.
"We shoot in the spring, April I believe. We'll be in Atlanta," Joe Russo said. "No it's not an all-Atlanta shoot, it's a lot of stage work in Atlanta. There's other locations that are also involved that I don't think we can get into," added Anthony.
As for the script, the Russos said that the screenwriting team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have already turned in their first draft of the script.
"We started meeting with [screenwriters] Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and Nate Moore, the producer on the movie, back in February. So we've been sort of through a very lengthy process of exploring what the movie can be with them, and Markus and McFeely just turned in their first draft last week, an excellent first draft," Anthony said.
Joe added that the draft has already gone through some iterations. "Absolutely. It went through many iterations. And that's part of the process and what we like, is that you stretch and pull and kick it every which way you can and then the best ideas usually end up floating to the surface," Russo said.
"So we did many iterations of what Cap 3 could be, and I think we finally settled on the strongest concept, which also is something that's been in Kevin [Feige's] head for a while."
Last week, Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye, said that he could appear in the next movie and the directors said that the actor was actually supposed to be in Winter Soldier.
"I was gonna say Renner might be misremembering because he was supposed to be in Cap 2 but we couldn't make his schedule work [laughs]. Maybe that's what he's talking about," Joe said.
"It's certainly difficult. Everyone involved in these films are all movie stars, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that they're in Marvel movies, so all of their schedules are booked up. It does become very complicated."
Captain America 3 is set to open in theaters on May 6, 2016.