'Captain America 2' Director: Steve Rogers Will Have 'Room for Growth' in the Sequel
Ever since it was announced that "Community" helmers Anthony and Joe Russo have signed on the direct "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", fans have been questioning about the directors' vision on the sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger". Responding to the question, half of the directing duo, Anthony, told IGN that they were going to give a "lighter" tone to the sequel.
Explaining Steve Rogers' development in the sequel, Anthony said, "We're trying to grow him as a character." He went on stating, "Certainly, he's come a long way from where he started in World War II to where he is in modern-day America. So the character has rrom for growth because of that huge journey he's been on, number one."
"Number two, the appeal of these movies is the ensemble," he continued. "Captain America isn't the only character in the film, and there are other characters that are perhaps lighter in nature." Asked whether there would be any appearance from the other Avengers members, the director quickly claimed, "That's something Marvel will shoot me for if I tell you."
Anthony and his brother Joe are relatively known for their comedy works rather than actioners. Weighing in on why Marvel unconventionally chose them over other action film directors, Anthony said, "It sort of came out of the blue, but [Marvel] were big fans of Community."
"You can sort of draw a line between some things we did on Community and a Marvel movie," he explained further. "I think if you look at some of the big genre episodes - you know, the paintball episodes, etc. - there's a cinematic sensibility being explored there that is in the language of those films."
Anthony also believed that his and Joe's experience on the small screen could help them tackle the directing duty in "Captain America 2" better. He said, "Marvel is a big company, and they've made a lot of movies. These narratives are connected to each other. That's not typical for a feature film, but television people are used to that."
"There are seasons and seasons of a show, and the history is very important it, obviously... My brother and I were comic book geeks from a young age, and big fantasy geeks. We got to talk to [Marvel] in detail about that. They knew that we understood the brand and their characters really well. We were just incredibly passionate about the movie, and they felt that it was the right match."
Bringing back Chris Evans as the Good Ol' Cap, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will be released in the U.S. on April 4, 2014. Plot details of the anticipated movie are still kept under very tight wraps.
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