Wednesday, April 11, 2012

UPDATE: Captain America 2 gets a release date with no director hired yet

UPDATE: Of course the man I was hoping would direct the movie, has pulled out of the running. F. Gary Gray has withdrawn his name from the race to direct the Captain America sequel. I'll let you know when a director is announced; but for now, it wont be Gray.

Captain America: The First Avenger was one of my favorite movies of 2011.  It proved Marvel's hard work creating a 'universe' of superheros was not only well worth it, but spectacular.  This week, Marvel announced the release date for the next Captain America film.  It's interesting a release date has been announced, considering the movie still doesn't have a director.  Even though there is no director in place, the movie will be released April 4th, 2014.  There is however a shortlist of possible candidates for director.

George Nolfi directed the awful (in my opinion), The Adjustment Bureau.  Let's just say, I hope he doesn't get the job.  Plus, he's only directed one movie in his career.  F. Gary Gray (pictured) is my pick from this shortlist.  I really enjoy his style,  check out The Italian Job for an example.  Then there are Anthony and Joseph Russo, who have mostly directed television.  When they did direct a feature film, it wasn't pretty bad (You, Me, Dupree).  Which director do YOU think should take the reins on this franchise?

Why can't Marvel get a director to return to any of it's sequels?  First was Jon Favreau (Iron Man 1 & 2), then Kenneth Branagh (Thor) and now Joe Johnston (Captain America).

Either way, here is the schedule for the next few years of Marvel Films:
Iron Man 3 - May 3rd, 2013
Thor 2 - November 15th, 2013
Captain America 2 - April 4th, 2014

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