Last we heard, a trio of directors were in contention to helm Marvel’s sequel to “Captain America: The First Avenger”, now that original director Joe Johnston had said adios. The frontrunners for the cushy gig were down to three names: F. Gary Gray (“Law Abiding Citizen”), George Nolfi (“The Adjustment Bureau”), and brothers Anthony and Joseph Russo.
It appears the Russo brothers have beat out both Nolfi and Gray, and are now close to “finalizing” a deal to direct the comic book sequel.
The Russos are an odd choice to direct. They are known primarily for comedies (“You, Me & Dupree”) and TV sitcoms like “Community”, “Happy Endings”, and “Arrested Development”. Not exactly the kind of resume that would lend itself to a big-budget slam-bang comic book action movie. Then again, Marvel seems to go out of their way to make these “out there” hires. Whoever thought Kenneth Branagh would make a great “Thor” director? Or Shane Black on “Iron Man 3″?
Personally, I would have loved to see what Nolfi could do with the material. He’s one of the “Bourne” movie writers, and his directorial debut, “The Adjustment Bureau” was pretty good.
Chris Evans is set to return as superhsoldier Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, due in theaters the Summer of 2014. Last we saw the good Captain, he had been transported to the modern world, and he’s expected to stay here for his further adventures.
Via : THR