Is CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Based on NICK FURY VS. S.H.I.E.L.D.?
There have been a lot of set photos leaking out for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I don't know if you've noticed or not, but the movie seems to have a lot more to do with S.H.I.E.L.D. than is does The Winter Soldier. Marvel President Kevin Feige has described the film as being more of a "political thriller." CBM have been putting the pieces together, and it seems the movie is going to be more based on the 1988 comic book series Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.!
The site came up with six really solid convincing clues that help back up their claim. It was enough to convince me. The clues include details on Callan Mulvey being cast as Jack Rollins, Robert Redford's character Alexander Pierce, and a few other things including the major shootout with Fury that we posted a video of earlier today.
We are now going to enter possible SPOILER territory for those of you not familiar with the comics. Some of the information is comic related, other parts of it are speculation. After piecing all of the clues together, this is what the site came up with.
At the very beginning of Nick Fury vs S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury and his espionage cohorts are given a sound defeat in one of their operations. In the opening skirmish, Fury's right hand man Clay Quartermain dies in the crossfire. Fury initially suspects either A.I.M. or Hydra but as the story unfolds it is revealed that the threat is actually from within, from the very top of S.H.I.E.L.D. command. Not only have The Deltites infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. command, they've been there for years. They've also infiltrated the government and every major corporation in the world and no one was the wiser. How? What exactly are Deltites? They're derivatives of "The Deltite", an advanced, Life Model Decoy (LMD) created by Arnim Zola who became sentient. "The Deltite" infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. and tinkered with their LMD's to create others "Deltites." The sci-fi element gets cranked up another notch as "The Deltite" has created a process that allows for the memories of humans (dead or alive) to be transformed into their LMD/Deltite dopplegangers. Over the years, this process has been refined an enhanced to create more and more life-like Deltites. In the miniseries, the deceased Clay Quartermain is used as the latest test subject in the most advanced Deltite-conversion process to date. It's a smashing success, in fact, it works too well and the Quartermain-Deltite thinks he's the real Quartermain. While Quartermain is a central figure in the miniseries, obviously, there's no Quartermain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (looking at you Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). But there is a Winter Soldier, don't be surprised if Bucky turns out to be a super advanced Deltite that thinks he's the real Bucky. At the end of the conflict, it's the Quartermain-Deltite that switches sides and helps S.H.I.E.L.D. eek out a victory; such a turn by the Winter Soldier would be a good segue into The Avengers 2.
While Fury is on the run, his small contingent of faithful operatives are left to decide whether they are "good soldiers" and follow orders without question or if they should believe in Nick Fury. In the miniseries that's "Gaffer", Contessa Valentina, Jimmy Woo, Dum-Dum Doogan and a few others. However, in Captain America: The Winter Solider I'm guessing it will be Cap, Black Widow and Falcon having to decide whether they hunt Fury down or join him in his rebellion.
I don't know about you, but it makes sense to me. This could easily be one part of a two-part story. One focusing on Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., the other part focusing on Captain America dealing with his adjustment issues, and his team.
Do you think the movie is being based on Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.?