Reports came in last week that Disney and Marvel Studios were already planning on having Falcon and the Winter Soldier creator Malcolm Spellman develop the fourth Captain America film in the franchise. Speaking to ComicBook.com, Spellman responded to the rumors and tried to downplay them in the process.
“Who said it? Did Kevin say it?” Spellman said when asked about the rumors. “I would not put faith in anything you do not hear directly from the man himself!”
While he wouldn’t exactly deny the rumors, Spellman seems not ready to officially confirm anything, even if the initial reports speak to the contrary. Spellman went on to detail a bit about the Marvel process, which includes the company allowing for creativity and then connecting things to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as they occur.
“This’ll help people understand the Marvel process. They want you to just create the best shit you can create,” Spellman said. “If you’re writing and Vision is in your… And you said, ‘Hey, I got the great picture of Vision appearing,’ they’re going to tell you, ‘No,’ because WandaVision is coming, right? But beyond that, you are free. So we created a city that was loosely based on a real place out in Asia, where this city is where there’s open air gun bazaars, there’s restaurants that sell endangered species on the menu, right? That’s a real place. And we created this sort of shady CIA-esque character for the end with John Walker.
“Once you do that and create your thing, Marvel starts to draw the connections to the broader MCU. Like we geeked out the same way the fans did when that city I just described, became Madripoor. We were like, ‘Oh my God.’ But they let the way… Whatever given piece how it fits into the puzzle to MCU, they don’t force it in there. They don’t give you preordained. You do your thing first and then they see how it fits.”