Meet William Burnside, 'Captain America 3's' rumored main villain
A crash course in the threequel's prospective big baddie
Meet William Burnside
Born sometime before World War II, William Burnside obsessed over Captain America to a degree that even Cap fanboy Phil Coulson would say went too far. While writing his college thesis paper on Captain America, Burnside came across the Project: Rebirth files as well as a version of the super soldier serum that created Cap. Burnside took the next logical step – he changed his name to Steve Rogers and begged the FBI to make him the Captain America of the Korean War. He underwent plastic surgery to make himself look like Steve Rogers, but the FBI got cold feet about introducing a new Captain America.
The FBI forced Burnside to retire to Connecticut, where he became a teacher. His Cap-adoration was reignited when he met a student named Jack Monroe, a young man that bore a slight resemblance to Cap’s teen sidekick Bucky. When the Red Skull returned and attacked the United Nations, Burnside and Monroe took the untested serum. They defeated the Red Skull, but the serum had a few side effects – namely psychosis. The government intervened and forced the pair into suspended animation, a state they remained in until the aforementioned "Captain America" #153.