Neal McDonough Says Captain America 2 Will Shoot Later This Year?

Neal McDonough in Tin Man TV Mini-SeriesI like Neal McDonough, and I dug his take on Dum Dum Dugan in “Captain America: The First Avenger”, even if he and the rest of the Howling Commandos really didn’t have all that much to do after the rescue sequence. Still, I think Neal, who can currently be seen slaying it on FX’s “Justified” as the show’s new bad guy, may be taking a bit of a leap when he claims the Captain America sequel is due to go into production at the end of this year.

Talking to IMDB’s Television Blog (h/t Mike), McDonough had this to say about the status of “Captain America 2″ when asked if he would be coming back for the sequel:

Yeah, they’re planning (to go into production for) Captain America 2 for the end of this year, because Marvel does one film at a time. So they’re going to do Thor 2 and as soon as Thor has wrapped, they’ll do Cap 2. Hopefully right after that, we’ll jump into Nick Fury because that’s the one I’m looking forward to more than anything.

He is talking, of course, about the “SHIELD” movie, which is expected to focus on Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and the uber spy agency’s missions. He goes on:

Because it’ll be me and Sam Jackson. In the real Marvel universe, Dum Dum Dugan is Nick Fury’s right hand man. …And I just pray that they have a 1970s setting, because I want to see Sam Jackson with lambchops kicking people’s asses for Marvel universe. It would just be awesome. And to work with Sam would be a treat. We’ve become friendly over the years.

Again, I think ol Neal might be taking a bit of a leap here. I don’t see “Captain America 2″ shooting later this year, not with Evans still occupied with “The Avengers”, and you’d think he might want to do other films before he slips the stars and stripes back on.

Sam Jackson and that SHIELD movie, meanwhile, I can see that happening first…

Neal McDonough in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Movie Image



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    COOL! I loved him in the part and wanted more of him and the Howling Commandos. My question is how they’ll have him in the S.H.I.E.L.D. film. will he be an old man or still be spry?

    • Juggernaut

      They could have him and the rest of the Comandoes being recruited by Fury after the events of CATFA to take part in the new Infinity Formula project. That way Fury’s claim of knowing Howard Stark in the early days of SHIELD (aka the SSR). Dum Dum and the others would be able to be in both CA 2 and the SHIELD film portrayed by the same actors!

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        That could work. But I don’t think S.H.I.E.L.D. officially started til the Cold War, which would not only make sense but work as well. But then they’d have to mention the whole infinity formula to begin with. Like Avengers: EMH Nick Fury wasn’t in WWII. But who knows what they will come up with.

        • Juggernaut

          I think that the Infinity Formula will be brought into the Marvel film Universe very soon. Maybe even as soon as The Avengers. As good as I’m hoping the movie is, there may be that IM2 problem of trying to stuff too much into one film. I’m as much a sucker for cameos and easter eggs as anyone else but it may weigh down the already crowded picture. Hopefully not buut it could happen. If they do drop the Infinity Formula that would set up a SHIELD flick, Fury’s inclusion in CA 2 and put Dum Dum and the Howling Commandoes right next to him.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            That would work.

  • Goyoychiqui

    I definably want Neal McDonough as Dum Dum again, and I think is all very possible.

    Avengers will premiere in April (I think), so Evans will have a chance to do whatever he wants until October or November and then start with Captian America 2.

    We must remember he’s under contract with Marvel. If they decide that December 2012 production for CA will begin, he must comply.

    Bring back the Dum Dum!!!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      We must remember he’s under contract with Marvel. If they decide that December 2012 production for CA will begin, he must comply.

      Um, no, he does not have to “comply” with the wishes of his Marvel overlords. Wherever did you get that silly idea? Marvel will get their Captain America 2 whenever Chris Evans feels like doing the sequel, and no sooner.

      • Juggernaut

        Worse yet they could recast if necissary. That would blow!

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          INDEED!!! I can’t see anyone else in the part.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

          In light of my reply to Nix, Marvel COULD replace Evans as Cap, but seeing as how he’s two films in now I don’t think they WILL. If they keep replacing actors it’s gonna ruin that consistency the MCU is going for.

      • Juggernaut

        Worse yet they could recast if necissary. That would blow!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

        One the one hand Nix, you’re right. He doesn’t HAVE to do anything……but if he wants to keep the gig he’ll comply. If not….well, see: Terrence Howard; see: Edward Norton.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Norton was the second actor in a film franchise about a giant monster that barely broke even; Howard is the sidekick to the hero of a movie franchise. Chris Evans is the star of a movie that’s a proven hit who is onscreen 100% of the time (i.e. a CG monster never replaces him). Or, in sports terms, you can replace Wes Welker, but you ain’t replacing Tom Brady.

          But nevermind all that. People are so hung up on this whole “But Marvel signed this actor for like a gazillion movies! They have to do all of them!” Um, no, they don’t. No one wants an actor on the set when that actor doesn’t want to be there. It poisons the whole production. When that actor is the LEAD of your franchise, you’re no longer calling the shots, he/she is.