WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS. IF YOU KEEP READING AND A PLOT TWIST IS SPOILED FOR YOU, YOU WERE WARNED.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier hasn't even hit theaters yet, and already, star Chris Evans is potentially dropping spoilery hints about his next Marvel film, the upcoming [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035). During a recent interview with The Scotsman for the promo blitz leading up to [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973), Evans inadvertently gave away a potential plot point for the next big ensemble team-up, at least about where we can expect part of it to be set. How? Evans' love of his iconic WWII-era leather jacket, the one that he wore all throughout the first Captain America film, the same one that makes a brief appearance at the start of The Winter Soldier when Captain America visits an exhibition about himself in the Smithsonian:
They were great jackets. I loved the fit and the look. One of them may even have come home with me.
But the actor was so enthusiastic about the period costume that he got a little carried away:
And then he mentions that he’s just been measured up for another period jacket for his next Avengers film. Does that suggest the Captain will return to his past in the The Avengers: Age Of Ultron? Evans looks briefly agonised, realising that he might be confirming an unauthorised plot detail ahead of that film’s 2015 release. 'Maybe,' he says coyly.
Does this mean we might be getting a bit of flashback action happening in The Avengers 2? It's certainly looking like it. Considering Baron von Strucker is making an appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and, in one of the worst-kept secrets in the MCU's history, will be responsible for the introduction of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into the MCU in a post-credits scene, it stands to reason that HYDRA might be lurking in the shadows of the Avengers sequel.
Confidentiality fail, Cap. Confidentiality FAIL. But can you blame the guy? The MCU is so intertwined at this point by design that it's no wonder stories are starting to overlap. I have a hard enough time remembering the tasks I set for myself to do at the beginning of every day, let alone being a Marvel star and having to keep track of the tiny details I'm allowed or not allowed to talk about in interviews.
What do you guys think? Will we be seeing HYDRA play a part in the creation of Ultron? Or Baron von Strucker worked into Age of Ultron as a flashback? Should I stop speculating and maybe get out of the office once in a while? Probably! Let me hear it in the comments.