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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After the Marvel Studios presentation last night, the /Film Comic Con coverage team (Russ Fischer, Germain Lussier, Angie Han and Peter Sciretta) gathered together to record one last video blog in San Diego. This time our discussion centers on the footage that premiered during the Marvel Studios panel. This footage includes early looks at Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and a small tease for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
If you’re looking for a beat by beat description, look elsewhere on this site or on other blogs. Instead we give you our reaction and thoughts on what we saw. Watch the video embedded after the jump. Hope you had a good Comic Con!
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Our friend Emergency Awesome recorded the entire Marvel Studios panel at Comic Con 2013 (minus the film footage of course) in High Definition. I’ve posted it after the jump for you all to enjoy!
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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 »
On Saturday July 20, fans will have a much better idea of what Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will look like. (And maybe of Phase 3, too.)
That’s when Marvel will take the Hall H stage at San Diego Comic-Con to show off footage of the next two Marvel films, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That’s confirmed. Beyond that, we’re hoping to hear news on Guardians of the Galaxy (a full cast reveal?), The Avengers 2 (maybe the subtitle?), Ant-Man (casting?) and maybe even what’s coming after (Doctor Strange, Black Panther, etc.)
But those first two, those will definitely be there and Marvel will get fans excited by handing out two exclusive posters on the convention hall floor. Check them out below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
Roughly seven decades will have passed between Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) will learn the hard way that the past still has a way of catching up with you.
Those familiar with the comics know that the new film’s title refers to James “Bucky” Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Cap’s onetime BFF who returns as a powerful nemesis. We’ve still got some time to wait before we see the two cross paths, as The Winter Soldier doesn’t land until next spring. But a just-revealed bit of concept art hints at what their fiery showdown might look like. Check it out after the jump. 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 »
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Briefly: The full schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2013 will be released very soon, but the major movie studios have already started to jump the gun. Sony revealed they’ll be bringing RoboCop, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Hall H on Friday July 19. Then, Marvel Studios announced they’ll be bringing Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Hall H on Saturday July 20. There will also be “many special guests” at the Marvel panel, so expect lots of surprises.
We’ll post more as the full schedule is revealed and, of course, we’ll be on the ground with all the breaking news.