I 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…