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The Russo Brothers To Direct 'Captain America 2'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
June 6, 2012 1:38 PM
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And then there was one....well, actually two. After a shortlist emerged this spring featuring F. Gary Gary, George Nolfi and the somewhat outside choice of Joe and Anthony Russo as contenders to direct the sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger," it looks like Marvel has made its selection.

THR reports the directing pair is closing a deal to direct the superhero movie, and if they seem like an odd choice, we would agree. The brothers are best known for their producing and directing work on shows like "Community" and "Arrested Development," with their feature film outings so far including "Welcome To Collinwood" and "You, Me and Dupree." And we've heard it was that inexperience that nearly took them out of contention, but they reportedly gave a storyboard presentation that helped seal the deal, and landed them the job above more seasoned helmers with action/blockbuster experience. We'd also guess the duo was probably a bargain for the always cost-conscious Marvel.

It will certainly be a big leap for the pair, but they will have plenty of time to get prepared and make sure it meets the expectations of fans. "Captain America 2" doesn't hit theaters until April 4, 2014.

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2 Comments

  • Mr Anonymous | June 6, 2012 4:35 PMReply

    The Russo Brothers? Who?! Curious choice but will it work? Very bizarre. Let's hope they don't fuck Marvel over (or the other way round!)

  • skierpete | June 6, 2012 2:45 PMReply

    The first Marvel film with a big Paintball fight at the end. (Sorry couldn't resist.) Odd choice, but interesting. While I think the Marvel films have not always been great, they've at least all been good. Capt America was the only one where the directorial choice was kind of "ho hum" to me, with Joe Johnson's CV being good but not spectacular. (The similar toned Rocketeer didn't quite work.) but he did well with Cap. I like the choice though!

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