TV’s ‘Community’ directors to helm ‘Captain America 2’
Marvel Studios continues to move forward with their next wave of films as “Captain America 2” will now begin some pre-production planning. Director Joe Johnston will not be returning for the second Cap film and no big names were mentioned by Marvel in early statements.
Now Variety reported Wednesday that the studio has decided on Anthony and Joe Russo.
The Russos are the highly successful Executive Producers on TV’s “Community” and “Happy Ending,” but have limited feature film experience. Their most recent film was the comedy “You, Me and Dupree” featuring Owen Wilson. “Welcome to Collinwood” in 2002 was one of their directorial projects with a stint directing on “Arrested Development” with Jason Bateman.
“Cap 2” story details are limited, but screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely spoke to Collider last July confirming the story would be set in modern day with flashbacks to the World War II era.
While promoting “The Avengers,” Marvel Executive Kevin Fiege explained Cap’s present day situation and the post-Avengers world for Steve Rogers.
“The primary storyline [for Captain America 2] takes place post-Avengers, Steve figuring out his place in the world. Tony goes back to Malibu, Thor goes back to Asgard, but there are a number of people who stay in S.H.I.E.L.D. Steve, for the time being, is going to be one of them.”
“Captain America 2” is set to arrive in theaters on April 4, 2014, so expect some more updates sooner than later.