Last month it was revealed that Community directors Joe and Anthony Russo were set to direct Captain America: The Winter Soldier for release in April 2014. In a press tour yesterday, the latter brother Anthony spoke to IGN about the movie, including what direction the brothers hope to send the movie in.
Talking about how they were hired:
“It sort of came out of the blue, but [Marvel] were big fans of Community,” said Russo. “You can sort of draw a line between some things we did on Community and a Marvel movie. I think if you look at some of the big genre episodes — you know, the paintball episodes, etc. — there’s a cinematic sensibility being explored there that is in the language of those films.”
Why the pair are a good fit:
“Marvel is a big company, and they’ve made a lot of movies. These narratives are connected to each other. That’s not typical for a feature film, but television people are used to that. There are seasons and seasons of a show, and the history is very important it, obviously… My brother and I were comic book geeks from a young age, and big fantasy geeks. We got to talk to [Marvel] in detail about that. They knew that we understood the brand and their characters really well. We were just incredibly passionate about the movie, and they felt that it was the right match.”
What direction the movie will go in and how Steve Rogers will be developed:
“Certainly, he’s come a long way from where he started in World War II to where he is in modern-day America. So the character has room for growth because of that huge journey he’s been on, number one. Number two, the appeal of these movies is the ensemble. Captain America isn’t the only character in the film, and there are other characters that are perhaps lighter in nature.”
Additionally, Anthony spoke to The Huffington Post on the same press tour and offered up more technical details about the movie.
What was appealing in the Winter Soldier story:
“Well, we like the [story.] I can’t talk too much about specifics, that’s the way Marvel handles things. I can say in general that there’s sort of a darker, edgier sensibility at work there that we found appealing, and that is going find its way into Captain [America] in the modern day.”
Whether there will be WW2 flashbacks:
“Certainly Cap has this complicated history. We’re making the movie for first-time viewers, not just for fans, so, because Cap does have this complicated history — he was this skinny guy who became a super-soldier, he was born back then and he’s living [now] — in the storytelling, you need to convey that to an audience who doesn’t know Cap’s story.”
Click HERE to check out more of the interview from The Huffington Post. But, do you have faith in these directors to do justice to the sequel? Sound off below.
SOURCE: IGN Movies