By now, any halfway decent fan of comic movies knows that, following the success of The Avengers, Marvel is continuing their run of films with Captain America: the Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Ant Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. While we’ve already gotten some clues on what will be in Captain America 2-as any good Marvel fan knows, the title is a dead giveaway that Bucky Barnes will return evil and brainwashed as the Winter Soldier-there are still so many question marks before its release on April 4, 2014.

Although this may be jumping the gun a little bit, we’d like to put our own suggestions out there while the film is still in the conceptual phase. We hope Josh Whedon in listening because this is our list of five things we want to see in Captain America 2:

1. Closure with Peggy

So last we saw of Steve Rogers’ girl was her staring fondly at his picture in his file folder. She never got that dance Steve promised her. Captain America’s martyr-iffic crash-landing in the arctic ice sort of got in the way. Well, in movies, you just don’t make promises like that and then not deliver, especially with someone has honorable and promise-oriented as Steve Rogers. I mean, if Captain America says he’s going to give a girl a dance, darn it, he’s going to deliver, even if he has to go to her nursing home and pull her out of her wheelchair.

We know that this scene was going to be part of The Avengers but was cut from the final script to help the film’s pacing. But, with another Cap-centric outing, it’s time to give Peggy her scene. I don’t anticipate it being anymore than that, but at least give her that one scene.

2. Mission to Wakanda

One Avenger of color was curiously missing from The Avengers. The Black Panther, prince of the advanced African nation of Wakanda, has been a mainstay of the Avengers for decades. Unfortunately, a solo Black Panther movie won’t be a possibility until after Avengers 2. But maybe Cap 2 presents an opportunity to introduce the Black Panther earlier.

But what does he have to do with Cap? Wakanda is home to vast reserves of Vibranium, the rare, energy-absorbing metal that Cap’s iconic shield is composed of. In fact, back in the day, Captain America had a few important missions in Wakanda. Including this country in Cap 2 would be a sly way to introduce the Black Panther into the Avenger-verse.

To see Black Panther in action, check out this video, which might be a little violent for sensitive viewers:

3. The Fate of Red Skull

So we all know that the Tesseract Cube didn’t vaporize the Red Skull, right? It was obvious that Schmidt was transported out into space somewhere (a la the Bifrost in Thor 1). And arch-nemeses like the Red Skull don’t die in the first movie (unless you’re Tim Burton making Batman); they have to come back for a true showdown. In the comic, Red Skull is definitely the Cap villain that keeps coming back again and again to challenge Cap. Ol’ Red Head is going to have to make a showing in Cap 2. ‘Nuff said. (Besides, he could be potent if teamed up with Thanos for Avengers 2.)

4. The Wasp’s Introduction

Of the original Avengers, this shrinking, flying, energy-blasting lady has been curiously left out. Apparently, she was going to be in The Avengers with her sometimes-husband Ant Man but was cut to keep the film manageable. Now with Ant Man getting his movie but no Wasp movie in sight, we know she has to show up somewhere. For one thing, the Avengers could use a little more girl power. For another, she’s a founding member and they have to respect that. If she’s not going to get her own movie, this one could be a great place to give her a cameo. Either here, or in the Ant Man movie. Or both.

5. Future Travel

So in addition to setting up Avengers 2, Marvel has the daunting task of tying their existing heroes to the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which will presumably take place in the 31st century of the comics. This is unlikely to happen with Thor 2, as the Thunder God will be busy traipsing around the Nine Realms in our time. Ant Man is still a big question mark. But Captain America, we know, travelled with the Thing into the 31st century to assist the Guardians of the Galaxy in fighting against the Badoon race. I’m not sure how you would fit the Winter Soldier and the Guardians of the Galaxy into one cohesive story, but that’s why the writers get paid the big bucks.

So what do you want to see in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Share in the comments below!

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