When Anthony and Joe Russo were mentioned as possible directors for the Captain America sequel I got excited about the prospect. Perhaps best known for working on TV shows such as Arrested Development and Community, the two also wrote and directed the movie Welcome to Collinwood. That film (a remake of Big Deal on Madonna Street) has some wonderful dialogue, and demonstrates the same ability to create a unique story environment that served them well on Community.
I got the chance to talk to the Russos during Comic Con in San Diego. We spoke a couple hours before the first Cap 2 footage was premiered in Hall H. Had I already seen the elevator fight sequence described here, for example, I might have been able to ask for more specifics. But this conversation will give you a good overview of how they approached Captain America: The Winter Soldier, without going anywhere near spoiler territory. Read More »
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Marvel Studios just unveiled the first footage from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it looked unlike anything else the company has released. We’ve heard that the film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, would be something like a thriller, but this footage really showed off a movie that deeply integrates current interests and fears about how we’re managing national security. In short, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is from a time where political morality seemed pretty black and white, and is now dealing with a modern world in which everything is drawn in shades of grey.
The Russos and Evans were joined on stage by Scarlett Johansson, whose Black Widow plays a very big role in the film, as well as Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Emily Van Camp, Maria Hill, and Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier of the title.
We’ll give you some panel highlights and run down the footage after the break. Read More »
Comic Con kicks off next week and you can expect to hear about the first footage from Captain America: The Winter Soldier during Marvel’s Hall H presentation next Saturday. In the meantime, here’s a teaser poster for the film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and starring Chris Evans as the title character and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier.
The image suggests that things are a little more complicated for Cap this time out — with all that paint scraped off his shield, there’s both the sense that he’s been getting a workout, and that basic affiliations aren’t as clear-cut as they once were. (Those who’ve read the original Winter Soldier storyline in the comics understand a lot more, but we won’t say more at the moment.)
Check out the poster in full below. Read More »
Agent Coulson might have had a few ideas about Captain America’s suit in The Avengers, but recent Marvel Comics have influenced his suit in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The first batch of set photos from the sequel have just hit the internet, showing Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in some kind of industrial situation. They’re pretty uneventful.
The real takeaway is that Evans is wearing a brand new suit in the film, one that is sleeker and darker than his last. It so happens to be the same suit that was floating around in images last week. It carries a heavy influence from the “Heroic Age” story arc, specifically the Steve Rogers: Super Soldier mini-series.
Does this give us a big hint to what happens in the film? Check out the images and discuss below.. Read More »
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set for release one year from now, on April 4, 2014. So that’s exactly how long directors Anthony and Joe Russo will have to complete the film. Principal photography began Monday, and Disney released the first image along with a full press release. The release confirms the returns of Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, and the presence of new additions Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Georges St. Pierre and others. Read it below and see the first image from the film in high res. Read More »
The concept art and screen shots uncovered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Box Set were just the beginning. This video is The Avengers to those individual shots.
Below, watch a nearly five-minute video from the set that shows footage not only from Iron Man 3, but behind the scenes shots from Thor: The Dark World, and those concept art pieces for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Alan Taylor, Anthony and Joe Russo, and James Gunn all discuss their upcoming films. Then, as a capper, Joss Whedon discusses The Avengers 2 (refered to as Marvel’s The Avengers Sequel) and some of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man test footage is shown.
Marvel fans, this video is beyond sick. Read More »
No one hires Robert Redford for a throwaway role. The announcement that the actor would play a part in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier came as a surprise, and brought a mystery: what’s his role? Most of the big parts are filled by the likes of Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Cobie Smulders, Toby Jones, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Turns out, Redford plays a role he describes as “the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Read More »
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two starts in just over a month with the release of Iron Man 3. It ends May 1, 2015 with the release of The Avengers 2, and a new report says director Joss Whedon will reassemble the team in the United Kingdom in early 2014 to get started on production.
Read more about that, see a Phase Two teaser video from the Phase One box set, and see some possible concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, below. Read More »