The word is out: we’re making Winter Soldier and these are Marco Rudy’s pages from the first issue.
So it’s, in some ways, a metaphor about trying to be a new kind of American in the world? One who doesn’t see the rest of the world as a threat, but more as an opportunity to learn?
You’re entirely correct. I never wanted to glorify war in the first place, and I believe I never did in anything I wrote. But now I’m getting from a place about war to places that are about much more. So, yeah, I’m doing that with Zero, and doing that with a completely different scale — an intergalactic scale — withWinter Soldier.
So, talking about Zero: Has Zero gone the way you planned, or has it—
You laughed, so I don’t think I even need to finish the question.
How much of a plan did you have going into Zero, and how much have you deviated from it?
How much of my life went as I planned it? Zero. [Laughs.]