Wednesday, April 11, 2012
UPDATE: Captain America 2 gets a release date with no director hired yet
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