When Marvel announced Joe and Anthony Russo would be directing Captain America: The Winter Soldier, reactions were mixed. Sure the pair had worked on some awesome TV shows like Arrested Development and Community, but movie-wise Welcome to Colinwood and You, Me and Dupree didn’t exactly scream “superhero.” Then we saw the new movie.
Instantly it was obvious the Russos were not only right for the job, but we want them back for Captain America 3. (And we’re likely having that wish granted.) In our full Russo Brothers interview, we talked about the intimidating nature of jumping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Easter Eggs, and using Captain America’s shield more, as well as all of the movies and filmmakers that influenced their work from DePalma to Frankenheimer. Also, did you notice the final shot of the movie is different in the trailer and the film? We talked about all of that and more our full interview with the total film geek directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Read More »
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One of the biggest easter eggs in Captain America: The Winter Soldier has to do with Pulp Fiction. Yes, the 1994 Quentin Tarantino masterpiece. Towards the end of the film there’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it reference to the film that either gets huge laughs from an audience, or total silence if they don’t have time to figure it out.
Where exactly this happens is a bit of a spoiler so, below, we’ll describe it and let directors Anthony and Joe Russo tell you how this Pulp Fiction Captain America reference came to be. Read More »
At the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, one chapter of the story is done, but there are many more to be told. That was by design according to directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Speaking about their film, which just had a record-setting opening weekend, the brothers confirmed the cliffhanger ending was part of the original, larger, story design and it will continue into Captain America 3. Below, read more as well as their quotes, but beware of major spoilers.
Plus, Marvel has officially announced May 6, 2016 as the release date for Captain America 3, as previously rumored.
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Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
You, Me and Dupree directors Joe and Anthony Russo seemed like totally unexpected picks when they were tapped to helm Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but by all accounts they’ve exceeded all expectations. So how did they do it? Maybe 16 minutes of Captain America 2 behind-the-scenes material can offer some clues. Check it out after the jump.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a big movie. Big in scope, dense in story, and pivotal to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. It continues the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), also known as Captain America, as he begins to return to “normal” life after saving the world with some friends in The Avengers. He’s joined by fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), a soldier turned friend Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and a slew of others including, but not limited to, characters played by Sebastian Stan, Robert Redford, Frank Grillo, Georges St. Pierre, Cobie Smulders and Hayley Atwell. Like I said, it’s a big movie.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo do a solid job of molding all these moving parts into a story that, for the most part, makes sense. But even when the story gets a little too complicated and the exposition a bit too wordy, it’s quickly saved by its entertaining action and continual narrative twists. Many of these will change everything you thought you knew about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And I’m not just talking about the two credits scenes. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a fun, worthy, if slightly bulky entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Considering the ecstatic early buzz surrounding Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s no wonder Marvel is eager for more of the same. The studio re-hired Cap 2 helmers Joe and Anthony Russo to direct Captain America 3 all the way back in January, and the pair are now hard at work on the story. Among their inspirations for the new film? Fan reactions to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
In a new interview, the directors talked about how the response to Captain America: The Winter Soldier could guide the direction of Captain America 3. Hit the jump to read their comments.
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Having seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I can confirm the action this time around is much more guttural. The punches, the kicks, the crashes and falls all have a realistic weight to them. You can practically feel the bones crunching in the theater. Case in point: this awesome new Captain America Winter Soldier clip, which features Cap (Chris Evans) chasing the mysterious Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) after an assassination attempt. Who or what was shot at? You’ll have to wait until the film comes out April 4 for that answer, but below check out the excellent aftermath below. Read More »
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While visiting the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in July 2013, we got a chance to sit down and chat with brother directing team Joe and Anthony Russo. We talked about how they got involved with the project, working as a directing team, planting easter eggs, their action movie fandom, cinematic influences on this film, suit changes, ramping up the action, researching the story, developing the screenplay and much more. After the jump you will find our roundtable interview with the producer which was conducted right outside the Manhattan Beach sound-stages during the tail end of principal photography.
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