We were very surprised when Marvel revealed that the producers of Community, Joe and Anthony Russo, would be helming the next Captain America movie. Other than a few smaller comedies, the duo hasn't had much directorial experience, and they certainly haven't been involved in a project as large as this one. And in a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Anthony Russo talked about what their vision is for the character.
I mean, we're trying to grow him as a character, and certainly he's come a long way, from where he started in pre-World War 2 to where he is in modern-day America. So the character has room for growth because of that huge journey that he's been on, Number 1. Number 2, part of the appeal of these movies is the ensemble. Captain America isn't the only character in the film, there are other characters that are perhaps lighter in nature.
And when asked whether or not any of Cap's Avengers teammates will be making appearances in the film, Russo just said, "That's the something that -- Marvel would shoot me if I answered."
Obviously there is still a lot of secrecy around the film, but we're still not quite certain that the Russo's can handle such a high-profile project like this. However, the executives at Marvel must have seen something in the duo that they liked, so we're not writing them off just yet.
[via The Huffington Post]