Meet William Burnside, 'Captain America 3's' rumored main villain
A crash course in the threequel's prospective big baddie
Burnside was thought dead until 2008′s "Captain America" #37, when Sharon Carter uncovered the truth about the Grand Director’s fate. Faustus and Red Skull had preserved Burnside in suspended animation — yes, again — while his severe wounds healed. After emerging from his deep sleep and shaking off his orders to kill Captain America – a job he’d already failed at twice – Burnside traveled the country to get a feel for what his proud nation had become. He wasn’t impressed, so he joined a right-wing terrorist group called the Watchdogs. As the leader of one Watchdog group, Burnside planned to blow up the Hoover Dam in an attempt to rally all of the other groups into a revolution. Captain America defeated the plot, and Burnside escaped.