Originally Posted by Loki882
But to me, this is the perfect movie to use Lukin in. Cap ALREADY has to face demons from his past in the form of WS and old Peggy, so you don't need Red Skull YET. Lukin works in this movie because you have both WS AND BW. An ex-KGB officer pulling the strings would be perfect, maybe he's connected to both of them. Plus, Lukin's infiltration and scheming would contrast nicely with Red Skull's bombastic take over the world plot in TFA.
Plus, if I remember correctly... from the comic arc, Lukin was orphaned as a boy when his village was collateral damage in the middle of a battle between Red Skull's forces & the Howling Commandos.
If it were me, I'd use Lukin as the baddie pulling Winter Soldier's strings for this movie. Then at the end, we see Rumlow being recruited & given his Crossbones mask by a returning Red Skull to set up Cap 3. That's just how I'd do it, but I think Marvel knows what they're doing too.