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The Directors Of CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Are... (Yes, That's Plural)

The Kidd here...

It looks as if Marvel Studios has made its choice, and it's the Russo brothers, Anthony and Joe, who are best known for their film work helming YOU, ME & DUPREE and as the executive producers and directors of NBC's COMMUNITY. 

The Hollywood Reporter says the Russos outlasted such competition for the gig as George Nolfi and F. Gary Gray, and it sounds like Joe Johnston was never in the discussion to return to the director's chair after his strong effort with the first film. 

Hmmm... quite the interesting choice, but then again, when hasn't Marvel made some different choices when it comes to who's directing their films?

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • June 6, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    What the....?

    by John Brown

    That's a real shame. My hopes for this just diminished greatly.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by MasterControlProgram

    -- End of Line --

  • June 6, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    ????

    by THX1968

    What an odd choice, though Community is pretty fun.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Yeah, another director(s) I never heard of.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • ...then leave him to The Avengers?

  • June 6, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    WTF?!!!

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Marvel must see something here but damn this is out of left field. Almost guarunteed to be worst than the first. Especially now that Cap's in modern day.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    They'll work really cheap.

    by Jared Syn

    That's probably why they were hired.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    So it's going to be a comedy?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Really confused by this.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Uhhh, first* and

    by adzigjo

    terrible choice

  • June 6, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Who. The. FUCK?

    by Clavius

    Currently setting my expectation meter to lowest possible setting. Damn shame too because the first film really surprised the hell out of me, I loved it. Now marvel gets a couple of nobodies for the sequel? This sucks a bag of dicks.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    they have worked on some top shows... I'm sure they will do fine

    by Jake Pantlin

    At least we know they have talent.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Menahem Golan and Yorum Globus!!!

    by Mark Jones

    ;-)

  • June 6, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    6 seasons and a movie!

    by Darth_Nader

  • June 6, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Puzzled face.....

    by Paul dobbs

    .....Followed swiftly by sad face

  • June 6, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I can't believ anybody would watch You, Me and Dupree

    by Chris

    and then think to themselves, the directors of this movie would make a great Captain America flick. Marvel's choice of directors for the phase 2 set of movies are definitely questionable (with the exception of Shane Black)

  • June 6, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Let's please all just be open-minded

    by heyoucantlaughatthat

  • June 6, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    WTF? Joe Johnston was never in discussion?

    by D.Vader

    Was that Joe Johnston's choice to pursue a different movie, I hope?

  • June 6, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    You, Me, and Dupree beats out F. Gary Gray?

    by D.Vader

    Oy vey...

  • June 6, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Get Spielberg you cheap fuckers

    by RocketFuckingMan

    Born to direct Cap.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Is No.2 (hehe) gonna be modern of period ? I prefer period (snee).

    by higgledyhiggles

  • June 6, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Of all the names that were in the discussion I prefer the Russo bros.

    by fingerlickingood

    Yes, You me and Owen Wilson was an abortion of a movie, but they do have other credible projects under their belt (Arrested pilot)

  • June 6, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    now just re-cast Captain America with Paul Hogan!

    by Spandau Belly

    And get Huey Lewis & The News to do the theme song!

  • June 6, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    I can already see what happens in the opening 15 mins

    by FirstMan

    Captain America, in an effort to try to adapt to the modern world, goes out with some chick who's twirling her hair, texting, saying retarded shit, hilarity ensues...or does it?

  • June 6, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    kryzbeqistan

    by FilmBuf82

    only with the exception of Black? Do you not think Alan Taylor is a step above Branagh with much fantasy work as he does on GoT? Favreau was inspired, so was Whedon, and so was Branagh at the time. Give em a shot, clearly they have been using those comedies/TV shows as a jumping off point to do bigger/better things, as evidenced with Ciudad with The Rock.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    This is like Tim Story directing Fantastic Four.

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Uh, I would have preferred a director that can do both ACTION and VISUAL EFFECTS

  • June 6, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I agree, heyyoucantlaughatthat

    by TDH1138

    Stranger shit has happened... Who thought Marc Webb was going to be a great choice for The Amazing Spider-Man? Certainly not me, but while we have yet to see the whole film, it looks damn impressive thus far. I'll reserve my judgement once I see what they're planning to do and the end result. Am I disappointed Joe Johnston isn't Directing? Yes, but he said he was moving on anyway and didn't want to.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    wat?

    by rakesh patel

    uh. wat?

  • June 6, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Oh... and remember...

    by TDH1138

    ... how many of you bitched about Ledger as the Joker? Or Whedon Directing the Avengers? A Lot of you... A FUCKING LOT OF YOU!

  • June 6, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Owen Wilson as Baron Von Strucker ...

    by Vince Ricardo

    ... you heard it here first.

  • Unless they screw up obviously, like Faverau. Almost positive that Whedon will be doing Avengers 2

  • June 6, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    chuck_chuckwalla

    by TDH1138

    How do you explain Marc Webb then? ASM looks outstanding thus far and he did a Rom-Com before this.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Joe Johnston never in the running?

    by Wally_West

    I echo d. vaders sentiments... why was Johnston never in the running? God I hope this is his choice. And don't get me wrong, I love Community, but Cap is already in danger of being a joke. Johnston managed to find an honest core to his story and make an earnest movie that wasn't cheesy or campy. That's going to be even harder to do with a modern-day Cap.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Captain America 2: You, Me and Zemo

    by Vince Ricardo

    Action and Comedy Gold! Gold, I tell you!

  • June 6, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    @vince_ricardo Brilliant lol

    by marineboy

  • Half in WWII, half in modern day, with a related storyline and Baron Zemo, was the best option. I like maniacal bad guys in pink hoods. Zemo, the proto-Cobra Commander.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    At least Whedon had SOME experience

    by Jaster Mareel

    You, Me and fucking Dupree? Is that a joke? Then again I thought F. Gary Gray was a bad choice and his Fantastic Four movies were pretty good, so what the fuck do I know?

  • June 6, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    tdh1138, the latest Spidey effort remains to be seen.

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Are you a studio plant doing damage control?

  • June 6, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    If you think you have two directors...

    by Logan_1973

    Then you probably don't have one at all.

  • WTF is going on at Marvel? Have they lost their minds on coke? Shit, I'm going to pitch myself for Avengers II

  • June 6, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Sorry Tim Story directed FF...

    by Jaster Mareel

    F. Gary Gray directed The Italian Job, which was a good movie.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    I trust in Marvel

    by jgsugden

    I have faith in Marvel. Not every decision has been perfect, but every Marvel movie in the cinematic universe was at least good - and some were amazing. They have my faith.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    F. Gary Gray is directing a Kane & Lynch movie!

    by Jaster Mareel

    Starring Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx! How the fuck do we not know anything about this until now? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968747/ By the way, I don't know who is playing which part, but Jamie Foxx is nothing like either of the characters in the game obviously.

  • How cheap can Disney get? Jesus...this sounds like the lineup for a SyFy Made For TV movie. God forbid they spend a few bucks and actually hire some talent for these sequels.......

  • June 6, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    This is so so so so stupid! No interest in Cap 2 now... STUPID!

    by happybunni

  • June 6, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Very odd indeed...

    by AcesUp

    Kidd - Did Joe Johnston not want to come back or was this a Marvel issue, maybe too much money? These guys have only directed comedies, granted arrested development is good, but CA is an action film. Will these guys be able to make a quality action film not only in story but in direction of the action. This is a bit of a gamble in my mind, but Marvel has done well with their properties so I will trust until proven wrong. I, like everyone else, was surprised at how god damn good CA was and am very much convinced Joe Johnston was primarily responsible for that. So much for going with what works.

  • For all the talk about how THE AVENGERS was "going to be seen through Steve Rogers' eyes", the movie really did not follow through on that concept. Maybe scenes were axed in the editing room, but the notion that Cap was "going to find his place in the world" or something along those lines absolutely fizzled out. Hell, even Black Widow seemed like she had more of a dramatic arc in the film. Now we're getting a sequel without the director who brought an integrity and real singular vision to the first film -- and likely in a modern setting too? I just think this has a real fail written all over it. These YOU ME AND DUPREE guys must have been dirt cheap. It's one of the strangest directorial hires in history AFAIK.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    @wrathoffett

    by medster101

    F Gary Gray never directed the FF films. It was Tim Story. Cap is a lame ass character anyways. He just dosent work on screen unless they really reboot that costume and give it a good once over. The first film was decent because of the period setting but this sequel may already be in trouble. Plus TASM looks like absolute shit and more than likely will be. Fuck spiderman, fuck the Avengers. Over rated and underwhelming pieces of cartoony shit.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    "Big Name Directors" gotta start somewhere...

    by Gabe Vuotto

    So who knows, maybe these two chumps step up to the plate and knock one out of the park. Its a long shot, but that doesn't mean its impossible. P.S. Speilberg for Cap? Now THAT would be something to behold!

  • June 6, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Gillian Jacobs as Sharon Carter.

    by riskebiz

    Actually, I love Cap. He's my favorite hero. I even put up with the crap Reb Brown movies. That said...what was it (outside of salary) that the Russo's are bringing to the character and their ideas for the movie? Was it is strictly that they could be had on the cheap? Because, honestly...that's what this feels like: "Who can we get to direct this that we can pay in peanuts?"

  • June 6, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    The Russo Brothers have at least one more masterpiece left in them

    by heyoucantlaughatthat

    Let's all stand back and let them make it

  • Now that Cap is in modern times, do you really need someone with an artistic flair? Methinks no.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    So Captain America 2 is a comedy?

    by hopeless

    This sucks but hey maybe they will surprise us!

  • June 6, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Filmbuff82

    by Chris

    Perhaps I was coming off a bit too strong, maybe it even slipped my mind that Alan Taylor was directing Thor 2. Going from Game of Thrones to Thor seems like a natural progression.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    tdh1138

    by AcesUp

    Ledger was a Oscar caliber actor, and seriously, who thought he would be better than Jack Nicholson's Joker! And Joss Whedon is a very good writer, sure his directing skills may have been in question, but wether the story was going to be any good was never really a big question. He's reputable, from movie scripts to comic book stories he's written. As for ASM looking good, are you kidding? Phantom Menance looked fucking oscar worthy in trailers! Trailers don't mean shit! And the ASM trailers don't look that good, at least they haven't been universally heralded like others. And Marc Webb made an awesome movie in 500 Days of Summer, it showed truly unique and original vision. Are you saying you thought You, Me, and Dupree was unique or even original. Please!

  • June 6, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    the fuck?

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 6, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I may not be thrilled with the choice of directors

    by Chris

    for Cap 2 but that's no reason to dismiss the movie outright. We can be hesitant about Marvel's choices but let's not pretend that our butts wont in the theater opening day

  • enrolls in an NYC community college to catch up on 70 years of education. Hijinks ensue.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Johnson and Wheedon have set captain America up well

    by papabendi

    The Cap movie was far better than I expected it to be. Not being American I thought that it had a huge possibility of being overly jingoistic. It wasn't. Not too much anyway. It was also the first film on the Marvel Studio slate that had a genuine emotional core and a meloncholic ending. It actually gets better with each viewing. Wheedon did a great job of introducing Cap into the modern world, albeit a modern world I would struggle to comprehend. The character is set up. It has a good lead actor, a rich history, and the studio know where they want to go with the character. Have some faith that they have made another good "out of the box" decision.

  • June 6, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    I still think Cap 2

    by Chris

    should be some sort of globe trotting, James Bondish type spy story but I never read much of the Captain America comics, so what do I know?

  • June 6, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Brad Bird would've been a good choice

    by TheMcflyFarm

    I'll reserve judgment.

  • June 6, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    F. Gary Gray is sounding pretty good right now, ain't he?

    by Terrence

  • June 6, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Well... Elf/Swingers director Jon Favreau worked...

    by Tocus Tinoco

    Out pretty well for Iron Man and he had never directed anything action, or anything close to action, before. These guy's might be able to do a good job!

  • Udo Krier - Zemo (WWII), Luke Goss - Zemo II (Modern Day), throw in the eventual fate of Arnim Zola, a WWII appearance of T'Chaka, a McGuffin about vibranium, a carry-over of A.I.M. from IM3, and the ultimate weapon of A.I.M - M.O.D.O.K!

  • June 6, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Have some fucking faith

    by invincible88

    No one thought Favreau would be any good either. Obviously Marvel saw something in these guys.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    The Kane & Lynch movie was shelved a while ago

    by Russell

    Because the sequel to the first game, Dog Days totally bombed in sales and there was quite a backlash that they wanted to cast Jamie Foxx as Lynch because Lynch is obviously white in the game and his likeness was actually based on the guy that played Waingro in Heat. As for this Captain America sequel I think it should have been George Nolfi directing it. The Adjustment Bureau was a decent flick until the retarded twist and ending. Also George Nolfi has to be way cheaper than the Community duo.

  • And what's funny is that F.Gary Gray was in the running to direct GIJoe: T R, but we all know what happened or didnt happen. Gray mustv'e pissed off someone big in Hollywood for being turned down twice for two Movies he could have easily done a better job than what's already been handpicked. This is suicide.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    What's next, an Italian Piano playing Red Skull?

    by Stalkeye

    Oh, wait..!

  • June 6, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    For The Love of God...Jon Favreau did NOT Direct Swingers!

    by zigmondsrh

    And this is a site of film lovers? I have seen this error mentioned more than once on this site. It was Doug Liman who directed Swingers! Jon Favreau only wrote and acted in Swingers. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117802/

  • June 6, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    HUGES BROTHERS would be the better choice if u want Brothers

    by bs9999

    They have experience with action/drama films. So the Russo brothers are comedy directors? Why are they even doing this?

  • June 6, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    tocust

    by Chairman_Kaga

    Technically Fav had done Zathura which was essentially sci-fi Jumanji featuring some action.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    The logic... Cap is a fish out of water = Crocodile Dundee = comedy gold?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    The excited "I got that reference" after the Wizard of Oz joke was kinda funny in Avengers. That's the only reason I can see for this. Like somebody sees that they potentially can do Action well and know they do comedy well, so they're going for a light fun Captain America sequel.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Kane & Lynch due in 2013 according to IMDB

    by Jaster Mareel

    I don't know if that's correct, but that's what it says. I read the plot synopsis and it sounds completely different than the game. Different story, different characters....why even call it Kane & Lynch? The story for both games was pretty solid, although teh second one was fuckin' grisly! I've never seen a game before that had to actually blur out parts because it was so fucked up.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    CA was a little bit short

    by Johnboy40

    I thought CA wasnt quite there...it was missing something. There were some great ideas, like the USO show, but it seemed to missing an element, i felt it didnt quite deliver. maybe the new directors will add that extra 10%

  • But since they've been successful in them that is teh genre they continue to work in. Imagine if Bruce Willis only did comedies after moonlighting, or Joss Whedon only did tweener bullshit (Yeah I know you like that shit, but that's because you're fuckin' gay).

  • June 6, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Marvel Studios film efforts have peaked with the Avengers.

    by atlatl

    Avengers 2 will be great, but we're going to get B-grade solo movies here on in - everything done on the cheap. They've no major A-list heroes left to introduce. If they had any sense, they'd take some of their billion dollar Avengers profits and buy back some of Marvel's major franchises and start making true Avengers and cross over films.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Andrew Stanton would have been a great choice

    by atlatl

    But is any studio going to want to touch him after John Carter?

  • June 6, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Between the first movie and the Avengers

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I'm guessing Marvel thinks the filmic world of Capatin America has been set, so they can plug any director in with the template Johnston set up (which really was just an extentsion of his work on Rocketeer).

  • June 6, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I'm fine with this

    by hector

    Joe Johnston was a great choice for the first movie, no doubt about it, but if the second movie is going to take place in modern times, I don't know if his style would have served it as well. And for those doubting that the Russo Brother's can do action, you should check out Community's S1 Paintball episode. And keep in mind that they probably did that with the 1/10 of the budget of Cap.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Nerds are so myopic about this stuff

    by rev_skarekroe

    "I've only seen Person X do one thing, therefore Person X is only able to do one thing!" You bitched about Joss Whedon, Chris Evans, Heath Ledger, Jon Favreau, etc. because you couldn't imagine they could possibly do something different than the one or two things you'd seen them do, and guess what? You were wrong. I don't know who the hell these people are, but I'm going to wait and see what we get before I start whining like a petulant child.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    i like the idea of brad bird

    by adzigjo

    after what he did with MI... but didnt he say something awhile back about not doing a superhero movie unless it was the incredibles 2? im probably wrong

  • I adore the Cap film. It's my fav, hands down. I know I'm not in the majority. But one of the reasons I love it so much is the heart and soul Johnston and Evans bring to the film. It's unparalleled in any other modern film. The closest comparison I could make is Donner's Superman - and that should be taken as a HUGE compliment. But that, of course, was decades ago. I have a hard time imagining any director bringing what Johnston did as it seems to be a rare thing - even within the Marvel movies.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    AIM in IM3 Everyone's seen this right???!!!!

    by billandted

    http://garys-movie-thoughts.blogspot.com/2012/06/well-another-ironman-3-set-pic-another.html

  • June 6, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I guess Speilberg was unavailable...

    by squirtloaf

    He'd kill it tho. Cap is basically Indiana Jones with a costume and a shield instead of whip...

  • June 6, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Not myopic. Statistical.

    by 3774

    I was on board and/or open minded for other things, like Ledger. But Captain America went against very, very long odds to work. It required just the right touch, and precise handling, and even then there was a chance of it falling apart. A modern-day setting only ups the 'danger' of having it turn into a stilted farce. Johnston not only pulled it off, he made it soar. Community? Really? You don't understand how that could be troubling?

  • June 6, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    @doctorwho?

    by Kremzeek

    HAHA! Agreed! I actually didn't have a problem with Orci/Kurt until recently. I never had a problem with what they were doing with the first Trek film. I looked forward to it (I like to actually see a film before complaining). BUT... I had to make an exception to that rule this time because I completely 100000% disagree with Khan being used again. I don't care how good the story supposedly is. I really don't. Between that and TF, I've lost all respect I had for them. Keep them away from all Marvel properties and we should be good!

  • I know these dudes have directed before and they will want to shut sceptics like myself up, I fear for the tone and style of CA2 now.

  • They beat out stiff competition from some dude and the other guy!

  • June 6, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Check out the Community Paintball episodes...

    by AxeBox

    Russo bros COMPLETELY understand action movies.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    SORRY - I should've added a "SPOILER" tag to my post

    by Kremzeek

    I know most of us here already saw the Trek 2 TB, but some of you may not have and don't want to know about Trek 2 details. I am VERY SORRY if I ruined anything for anyone.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Time Period

    by Parallaxmjm

    There's no guarantee all of the sequel will be set in modern times. They purposely left gaps in the timeline of Cap's World War II adventures, so they could revisit some of that time period too in this movie. Especially if they went the Baron Zemo route, where you would have a direct reason to show the past because of its relationship to the present.

  • That movie was beyond terrible. I had to think for second I only remembered how much I hated that movie. I definitely would went with Gray over these two, The Negoitator was off the chain.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah wrath_of_fett

    by Russell

    I got Dog Days for $10 from a walmart clearance cart of PS3 games a while ago and it was one hell of a ride for 8 hours of insane mayhem. If the movie is still in development there is no way it will be out next year because Willis is shooting A Good Day To Die Hard and then RED 2: The Sequel and then probably Old Habits Die Hard. I do think though that the Kane & Lynch movie synopsis on imdb is bullshit because that's been there like 4 years now.

  • And I've never really been a Cap guy but next to Iron Man 1 I do think Cap was my favorite solo Marvel Films movie.

  • June 6, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Indie wire has full django trailer

    by ben

    and there are too many marvel movies

  • June 6, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Ok... lets go another direction...

    by TDH1138

    Who thought "The Frighteners" Director was worthy to direct the Lord of the Rings trilogy? Fuck you if you say you did. You'd be a lying bitch. I'm not a plant and personally, I'd rather see Spidey back in Marvel's hands, but what I've seen thus far has me wanting to see it. Have these guys done anything worthy of getting Cap 2? No, I agree, You Me and Dupree is SHIT... but Community is awesome. I'm playing wait and see on this.

  • Maybe there's something to it. Get the directors with comedic timing, get a good cinematographer to handle the fighting.

  • The guy that directed Source Code. What happened with him?

  • June 6, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    As long as they hire Peter Dinklage to play MODOK

    by thelordofhell

    Then who cares who directs this thing.

  • June 6, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    It's all part of Marvel Studios' plan for each superhero property....

    by Christian Sylvain

    First - Bring in directors and actors who can establish a vision and a tone for the first film. Second - Once the vision for the franchise is set, fire every actor or director with any sense of individualism or creativity. Third - Replace the previous directors with new, unexperienced ones on the cheap. They will practically beg for the chance to make the film, and will thus allow themselves to become drones who'll obey the studios's every command. Fourth - Make the sequel a cheap, half assed knock off with ideas from the studio thrown into the mix to sell toys. Fifth - If the sequels fail, merely start the franchise over and go back to Step 1

  • June 6, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Might as well have hired the director of Kangaroo Jack

    by Steve Lamarre

    Seriously WTF?? And Raimi and Singer did have action-directing experience before Spiderman and X-Men, you fucking tool.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    @dasheight

    by Kremzeek

    I wasn't talking about the TB with the video. It was a couple weeks ago. It was the first time we got confirmation on the details. boborci joined the TB to tell us all to fuck ourselves if we didn't like it (ok, he didn't actually say *that*, but it still felt like it).

  • June 6, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    The guys who didn't pay Steely Dan for stealing their song???

    by venvariants

    Seriously?? Will they be giving Marvel the credit for Captain America, or claiming it was their own idea? Fucking plagiarists.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Jonston is overrated

    by Bass Ackwards

    Captain was a pretty by the numbers flick directed competently and cast extremely well. I think really most any other b-level director would have done just as effective of a job with it. Nothing about him as a director excites me though. What I hope Whedon on Avengers and Black on IM3 is showing is that Marvel is putting more focus back on the writing. IM2 was such a debacle because Marvel didn't care about the script, they just wanted to get the film pushed out quickly to meet the release date.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    menstrual_bloodfart

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Compare You me and Dupree to the evil deads, bound, usual suspects! Talk about missing the point, those guys you mentioned had all done some great films prior. I'm not so pessimistic as some however since these guys did work on community which is not to be sniffed at.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    This is what I was referring to, dasheight:

    by Kremzeek

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/55368 Now, TrekMovie could have been wrong, but when Orci showed up he sure didn't deny any of it. Just the opposite. And I don't feel so bad about the accidental "spoiler" now as the main info is in the title of the post.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Really?! Marvel penny-pinching? Post-Avengers?

    by Kytas

  • It's the endless cycle of the film series business.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Wait it makes total sense now!!!

    by Steve Lamarre

    'cause Joe McHale from Community was in Spiderman 2...so, like...um yeah.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    If you're going to go this crazy, why not David Lynch?

    by SergeantStedenko

    Or someone else who has actually directed a big-budget scifi/fantasy film before?

  • June 6, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Johnston was there to get the period feel just right

    by thelordofhell

    Now that Cap is in the present, you don't need a director who knows how to make a WWII period piece replete with bodacious bombshell women and kick ass old military shots.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Get the Farrelly Bros. There's Something About Cappie!

    by SergeantStedenko

    Actually the Farelly's have too much experience.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    When the Community did action, it did action very well.

    by Red11

  • June 6, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Speaking of bodacious

    by Steve Lamarre

    Natalie Dormer is hot.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    RE: "F. Gary Gray is directing a Kane & Lynch movie! "

    by Stalkeye

    is there really a need for a Movie based on some poorly reviewed game? Then again, Max payne was a hit and look at how that film adaptation turned out. oops!

  • At least it has a fighting chance of being good.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    David Lynch for Dr. Strange

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • June 6, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I see there are a couple of trolls

    by quicksilver80

    Bashing Avengers...I guess they're starting to crawl out of their rocks. Come December we'll have a full blown infestation

  • June 6, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    sam fulmer

    by SergeantStedenko

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    When Community did action very well

    by Bass Ackwards

    it was directed by Justin Lin (director of the last 3 and next Fast & Furious flicks).

  • June 6, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    At least they didn't get Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the Crank guys

    by SergeantStedenko

    that's about the only good thing i can say about this

  • June 6, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    So who's going to direct the reboot?

    by thedarklinglord

    You know, after these guys fuck the franchise all to hell and gone. First of all, has there ever been a movie with two (or more) directors that didn't suck seven flavors of shit? Second... Oh, fuck it, I just don't care anymore.

  • June 6, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I didn't love Captain America

    by Patch

    I'll go into this with an open mind...

  • June 6, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    @thedarklinglord

    by The Heathen

    The first three Farrelly brother movies. Wachowski's first Matrix and Speed Racer. Hughes brothers have some good ones as well. Oh, and nearly all of the COEN BROTHERS films. Good grief…

  • June 6, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    RIDLEY YO FOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Astronut

  • June 6, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    er, make that "RIDLEY YOU FOOL!!!!!!!!!"

    by Astronut

  • June 6, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Is Batroc Zee Leaper in zis one?

    by cookylamoo

  • June 6, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    sam fulmer

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    Man would that kick ass.....would be cool for Lynch to do something like that.

  • June 6, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I knew Marvel was loathe to pay decently

    by Teddy Artery

    for their talent and hired help... but this is getting ridiculous. Do they just want to make garbage?

  • Good move. Ciudad must be really awesome because I don't see why you would pic them for Captain America.

  • June 6, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Loved the first movie.

    by whatevillurks

    Nice blend of fantasy and history. The nazi's obsession with hijacking myth fit well with HYDRA and the Thor elements. Also dug the nod to the Japanese internment camps: "What? Are we taking everybody? I'm from Fresno Ace!" I'm willing to give these guys a chance, they must have wowed Marvel with their vision. Start it out with a fifteen minute WWII sequence showing Cap and the howlers taking out a Zemo chemical facility.

  • June 6, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Other than the Coens/Hughes/and early Farrelly Bros.

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Not too many combo director collabs that have been any good , unless you count Hooper and Spielberg "allegedly" co-directing Poltergeist.

  • He was the journeyman auteur that called the shots on the exemplary 1990 Captain America motion picture. pyun! Pyun! PYUN!

  • June 6, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Get the guy from the Artist to be Batroc.

    by whatevillurks

  • What a terrible choice. These two are responsible for directing one of the worst movies that I have ever rented, and Marvel picks them to direct the sequel to Captain America?!! Do they want to intentionally kill the individual movies and just focus on Avengers' movies? Was Albert Pyun (who directed the 1990 Captain America film) not available?

  • June 6, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I REALLY hope it takes place during WWII

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 6, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Captain America 2: He Gets That Reference

    by Russell

  • June 6, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Who?

    by Yelsaeb

  • June 6, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    But will they write a script that makes sense this time?

    by animatronicmojo

    I mean, I know it's a comic book movie, but, geez, who could possibly notice what Mr. Red Skull was up to with his super-army of laser-toting welders and dozens of "secret" bases scattered across Germany that he would commute between with his mask off in his fancy-pants car? Certainly not Hitler. Hogan's Heroes was more plausible and less of an insult than that shite. For the sequel, if it's directors-for-cheap you want, why not give Albert Pyun another shot?

  • June 6, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    @deaftone

    by animatronicmojo

    LOL! Beat me to that one. Let's get a petition going.

  • another bad director choice, Mark Webb, who only directed one movie, an indy romcom, and whose last name seems to be his only criteria for getting the job.

  • June 6, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    What's hilarious about this to me...

    by Melanie Griffiths Sour Patch

    ...is when these guys directed You, Me & Dupree it was such an unmitigated disaster that Universal was flying their execs out to set to constantly put out fires these guys were causing. That whole production was a huge mess and should've put the lid on them directing studio features. The fact that they somehow lucked into this gig is mind blowing. I mean, they seriously fucked up that movie for Uni and lost the studio a lot of money. What Marvel & Disney is thinking here is beyond comprehension of anyone in the business I know. Joe did a fabulous job with the first and should've been trusted to direct the sequel and evolve the character he created. His vision for Captain America had the most heart of any of the superheroes that were introduced including Tony Stark. This news feels like they just took a big hot steaming dump on the property. The ability to fail upwards in Hollywood is amazing to me.

  • June 6, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing Captain America 2: Operative of SHIELD.

    by whatevillurks

  • Unbelievable. Maybe we'll be surprised, like winning the Lotto would be a great surprise. But when I buy a Lotto ticket I'm not filing that under "good business decision."

  • June 6, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Makes about as much sense as...

    by superlaser

    Heath Ledger as the Joker (He's just a pretty boy!) Chris Evans as Cap (but he was Human Torch! Cap isn't sarcastic!) Favreau directing Iron Man (The only action he's done is Zathura!) Ruffalo as Banner (Why change the actor? This sucks) Whedon directing Avengers (He's just some TV guy. He can't handle the scope) Chris Hemsworth as Thor (Why did they cast some nobody? I wanted Alexander Skarsgard) Christian Bale as Batman (He's British! Plus look how skinny he was in The Machinist.) Etc, etc, etc. Hell, look at all the whining about Joe Johnston when he was hired. (Wolfman sucked! He hasn't done anything good in years!) Now it's a travesty of justice that he's not back.

  • June 6, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    MARVEL AS USUAL

    by dioxholsters_backup

    ENJOY YOUR NON-NOLAN MASTERPIECES

  • June 6, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    by Joe

    Joe Johnston had his fair share of bad movies before doing Cap. Im sure Marvel wouldn't of hired them if they didnt impress with their pitch and i doubt their plan is to turn this in to You, Me and Captain America

  • June 6, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    You, Me, and MODOK

    by Erik Radvon

    This should be about as good as Ghost Rider 2.

  • June 6, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    BETRAYAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!

    by Raymar

  • June 6, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Being someone with zero directing experience

    by Matthew

    I love Marvel because I have a chance to direct a future Marvel movie. Peter Dinklage is awesome to me for anything, super hero or bad guy dwarf with his acting ability and charm would be badass, should cast him for Thor. Loved the extra e in Whedon in the above comments, why not Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedon?

  • June 6, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Marvel is a bunch of cheap bastards!

    by Darth_Kaos

    Period. It will sooner or later bite them in the ass.

  • June 6, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    BS9999

    by Patch

    Could not agree more the Hughes Brothers in my opinion can do no wrong, would love to see them get their hands on Black Panther or Rage or really anything it could be the John Quincy Adams story and it would be dope if they were behind it...

  • ...I'm trying to scheduled a pitch to Feige on my Blackwidow Spec...definitely a write and direct deal...as written it'd get an NC-17...think Brown Bunny with Gun-kata and some great action set pieces. I mean really...If these assclowns can get such a choice gig anyone of us can.

  • June 6, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    Fellow nerds: Give the brothers a chance!

    by hulkiest

    Okay, I've never heard of these two either, but here's a novel idea for the more unimaginative ninnies in the bunch: Maybe these two nobodies from nowhere actually have a great concept and are going to be soon known as the definitive Captain America directors. Until they fail quit whining just to have something to do. After all, Martin Campbell had not one, but two blockbuster James Bond movies under his belt plus an okay Zorro film not to mention a pretty decent B-movie in Vertical Limit. But what a lifeless jumble he brought to the table in Green Lantern, eh, shipmates? Sometimes, fresh blood is good. And after Avengers, I'm sort of inclined to trust Marvel's Billy Beane approach to franchise pictures. In other words, take a lesson from your beloved The Hunger Games and DON'T TRUST THE OLD PEOPLE! They're just out to get a quick paycheck. It's the younger generation who takes comic books VERY SERIOUSLY. Plus, my two cents here but Captain America 1 wasn't that good. Good first half, completely by the numbers and rushed second half. The movie ceased to be interesting right after Star Spangled Man. In a few years you'll all be saying Captain America 1 sucked. As soon as you watch it five hundred times and it clicks in your ADD, video-game addled brains. But of course Alien Requiem, Punisher War Zone and a bunch of other films directed by nobodies were awful, so you know. You take a chance. That's life.

  • June 6, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Can they remake the disappointing CA: First Avenger?

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • June 6, 2012, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Could be worse.

    by adeceasedfan

    At least they didn't call the RAT.

  • June 6, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Weird. Reminds me of when they announced the director of

    by sweeneydave

    Fantastic Four was the guy who did Barbershop.

  • June 6, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Apparantly EXECUTOR and I think on similar wave lengths.

    by sweeneydave

  • June 6, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST

    CAPTAIN AMERICA 1 was surprisingly awesome.

    by Stifler's Mom

    Great action and tonally perfect.

  • June 6, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    It can't take place during WWII.

    by DoctorWho?

    The first film didn't leave any room for it. He ditched the plane in the ice and he's in present day now. No place to 'fill in the blanks' with backstory.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Hey, don't worry... they're brothers so it's going to be great

    by MooseMalloy

    To hell with brother "directing teams".

  • June 6, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    When will the first triplets directed feature come out?

    by MooseMalloy

  • June 6, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    "interesting" choices?

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    If it's true as they say that this site doesn't take money from studios to help hype their films, then why don't the writers have some freaking balls and get angry when shit like this happens? They're fucking sitcom showrunners. Come out and say it. Jesus.

  • June 6, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Sitcom Showrunners

    by hulkiest

    Hey, Remember when Quentin Tarantino was hyped as the guy who worked in a video store? NOBODY KNOWS what these guys will do. They have a 25% chance to be awesome, a 25% chance to be okay, 25% chance to do bad but forgettable and the final 1/4 chance to be as jaw-droppingly awful as The '93 Captain America movie. ("The suit's too expensive to use. Let's just finish the movie without it. You know, like an episode of uh..MacGuyver on tv. Kids won't notice and they love MacGuyver.")

  • June 6, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST

    These guys aren't unknowns

    by Bass Ackwards

    They have two films under their belt(s), Welcome to Collinwood and You, Me, and Dupree. Just saying...

  • June 6, 2012, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Way to go Marvel! Keep on LOWBALLIN!

    by elgato73

    That's what you cunts are known for and that's what you cunts will continue to do even after making a billion dollars at the box office with The Avengers.

  • June 6, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    They've directed over 30 episodes of Community

    by submarinevoyage

    Have you seen how elaborate and ambitious Community is, especially considering it's a 22-minute comedy with a budget that is a fraction of 22 minutes of a big studio movie? They've directed the western and Star Wars paintball episodes, the D&D story and so much more. If you can't see the talent involved in pulling off what they have on Community and Arrested Development, then you're blind. I'm not saying I see their names and go, "They'd be perfect for Captain America!" But I see that they are very skilled directors who might do something terrific with a big budget and a great superhero script. (we all hope for the latter, right?)

  • June 6, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    I think this is AWESOME news!

    by capt.haddock

    I'm totally on board with this. Yeah, they probably came cheaper but these guys have definite talent. Don't look to You, Me and Dupree for what these guys can do, look at what they've been doing lately at Community. The episodes they've done have been some of the most visually clever and stylistically inventive on a show that specializes in that type of thing. It's a smaller canvas for sure, but look at episodes like A Fistful of Paintballs, Basic Rocket Science, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons or their other high concept episodes and tell me these guys don't have the goods to stage well done genre sequences. They've also handled episodes that focus on the smaller, personal moments and I think we've seen that those are the scenes and moments that make these Marvel movies work so well. Plus I think Marvel has caught on that for their Cinematic Universe, TV folk have an advantage with telling these types of stories. TV people are use to telling a contained story/episode that stands alone but connects with previous and future episodes too. Whedon made it look easy with the Avengers, and with Alan Taylor on Thor 2 and the Russo Brothers on Cap 2, I think Marvel's showing that they understand how to keep this type of serialized movie making going strong. Finally, Marvel has made out of the box choices for directors so far and their track record is pretty good. Haven't they earned the benefit of the doubt?

  • June 6, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Make Mine Marvel Movies!!

    by capt.haddock

  • June 6, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    @moosemalloy - How do you feel about the Coen Brothers?

    by capt.haddock

  • June 6, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST

    @submarinevoyage - What you said!

    by capt.haddock

  • The Hughes brothers and those Australian guys come to mind. Also finally saw TINTIN. I watched it about 4-5 times, haha! What a bizarre movie they made, I felt like I was on acid.

  • because he's in present day and doesn't get any modern jokes or humor. That shit will get old fast.

  • June 6, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I hope the first thing they change is that awful costume

    by theblackvegtable

    For fucks sake in the Avengers he looked like he was going to a pyjama party

  • June 6, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Seems they want to maybe treat it like a TV show.

    by Charlie

    Get in big names to start the franchises up. Then just get people to copy the style. Adding little input of their own. Which does and doesn't make sense. They obviously don't want new directors putting their stamps on films. They probably looked at Iron Man 2. Which they rushed into production and thought, "if we hadn't paid big bucks for Favreau, would the film have done any differently? Ignoring the part where the films flaws were completely because it was rushed by them. I'm sure at this stage, with the action department. They've probably got people who work on all these films who'll take over a lot of that for the directors.

  • June 6, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Were the Brothers Strauss fucking busy!?

    by SnickerBootsFancyBasket

    And some tv director for Thor?! And like Ant Man will fit into the universe without being off the wall. It will be awesome however.

  • June 6, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST

    COMMUNITY + ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT =

    by Leto III

    Street cred to burn, at least as far as comedy goes. How will this translate to the more dramatic, action-packed CAPTAIN AMERICA sequel remains to be seen, but their pedigree remains quite strong.

  • June 6, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I can see the logic behind all of Marvel's director choices...

    by Ribbons

    ...except this one. I'm not saying the movie is going to suck, just that in literally every other case I understood why the directors were chosen, even if I didn't think it would work. Here, it's just... what? Why!? If Captain America 2 ends up being good it'll just seal Kevin Feige's reputation as a mad genius.

  • June 7, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    It's a cash grab

    by Bickle-T

    Marvel, like most businesses, are eager to cash-in quickly. Honestly, I think the were lucky to be where they are right now. If you remember, they screwed up The Xmen by removing Bryan Singer, and then having to hire Matt Vaughn, whom they also dissed originally as Singers replacement. The film made by Brett Ratner basically shut down the franchise, and worked only because of the strong earlier efforts by Singer and his writers (I think Mcquarrie was involved?). Anyway... The point is that Marvel, in it's eagerness to cash in, knows that everyone is already buying their tickets to these sequels, regardless of the director. Personally, I think they shit the bed with Cap'n America (Red Skull story was a MESS). But Branagh managed to make the movie I thought would never work in Thor, and Whedon held together what the prequels started (whichis what IM2, Thor, and Can America really were made to do, while earning millions) and made a fun ride of a movie in The Avengers. (personally, I consider it the Avatar of 2012...good but overrated). Without creative minds involved, which is needed because the freshness is now gone, they are destined to suck ass. Enjoy the current trend of Nolan and Whedon making comic book movies while you can.

  • June 7, 2012, 12:21 a.m. CST

    bickle-t

    by Chairman_Kaga

    Marvel had nothing to do with the Xmen films once they cashed the check from Fox for the character rights years before.

  • June 7, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    brett ratner directed my favorite x-men movie...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    not trolling, i really enjoy x3 more than x1 or x2. x1 just outright sucks in hindsight and x2 has horrible wirefu/horrible fight scenes... if only if cyclops didnt die... thats really my only complaint...

  • Look at tv these days, it's better than most movies coming out. And the Marvel movies all connect, like a tv-show. They want directors who can add something new without making it totally different from the rest of the episodes. Nuff said!

  • June 7, 2012, 12:55 a.m. CST

    yourstepdaddy must be from the Bizarro Planet

    by Russell

    because X-Men: The Last Stand was diarrhea boiling over in a giant cauldron and splashing and burning everyone in the vicinity of said cauldron. As for Alan Taylor directing Thor 2, I think he will do a great job because 1. he has a shitload more experience than the Community assclowns and 2. his work on Game of Thrones is stellar when you see the episodes that he directed. He also directed some of the best episodes of Homicide: Life On The Street and The Sopranos and Mad Men. The guy is a pro and he will knock Thor 2 out of the park. I don't really get the naysayers on here in regards to Captain America. That was the best solo Marvel film after Iron Man and it was better than Thor was. It's basically a perfect film and I don't get the supposed hate for it.

  • June 7, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    deaftone

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    it was my favorite X movie. what can I say? it has more of a rewatch factor then the others ps: dont ask anyone around here which spiderman movie i liked the most

  • June 7, 2012, 2:32 a.m. CST

    deaftone must be from the Bizarro Planet

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    because Thor was so much better than Captain America. Cap A felt like it missed 1/3 in the middle. And it was way too dieselpunk for my liking. deaftone: Could be that different people like different things, and presenting an opinion as fact is a bit silly? If not, Thor vs Cap A, I present Exhibit A: The Box Office.

  • June 7, 2012, 2:34 a.m. CST

    CA2

    by xsikal

    I much preferred Iron Man 1 and Thor to Captain America, so I'm not too bothered by Johnston not coming back. (I thought they nailed the pre-serum stuff, but the movie sagged very badly in the middle) My only question with the Russos is whether they will be able to handle action scenes well... that seems to be the biggest challenge comedy/tv directors have in making the transition.

  • June 7, 2012, 2:42 a.m. CST

    bickle-t

    by xsikal

    As chairman_kaga mentioned, you can aim your ire over what happened to the x-men franchise squarely at Fox, not Marvel. There's a reason Marvel decided to start developing their properties in-house, and while part of that reason was to gain a bigger share of the profits, I'd argue that the other part is to improve the quality of those films and not dilute their own intellectual property with poorly produced crap. Marvel would love for the film rights to Spider-man and the X-men to revert to them... which is part of the reason Sony and Fox keep pumping out new movies in those franchises.

  • If these two fail then any movie is in trouble or will lack quality. I don't understand the Hollywood movie industry sometimes. Too often it feels like the writing and directing are not important.

  • June 7, 2012, 4:41 a.m. CST

    This is our property as much as it is Marvel's.

    by jellypop

    They wouldn't be anywhere without us packing into cinemas to watch these films. We made these movies what they are by actually handing over our pounds/dollars and then going one step further and buying the add-ons and tie-ins. Our loyalty should be rewarded in some respects with the hiring of a director that would make the fans feel statisfied. We want some respect from Marvel, not some cheap alternative.

  • June 7, 2012, 5:58 a.m. CST

    ....really?

    by Obscura

    yes they've made interesting choices, but never they've barrel scraped like this before.

  • June 7, 2012, 6:22 a.m. CST

    How the hell do these decisions get made?

    by John Baker

    I swear they cut off a fucking chickens head and toss it's twitching corpse onto a floor of random names. Wherever it stops running and flopping THAT'S OUR DIRECTOR!

  • June 7, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST

    You're kidding, right?

    by The StarWolf

    Going from a director who put out a product that had me liking one of my least favourite Marvel characters, to a couple of hacks who put out one of the WORST films of the past ten years (a piddling 21% at Rottentomatoes)? What form of brain damage are they suffering from to make ridiculous decisions such as this?

  • June 7, 2012, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Bring back Joe Johnston!

    by FlyingToupee

    He understands the heart and soul of what makes Steve Rogers a hero. If these hacks get their hands on Cap, it's gonna be a disaster!

  • Like I said, this is the worst directing decision since Mark (Spider)Webb.

  • June 7, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    OK with the directors, I want Cap during WWII

    by tintab

    I know there are stories about setting "some" of the film in that time period. I hope the next film is entirely a flashback.

  • Still a very good film, but by no means is it better than The First Avenger which didnt have a dull moment from beggining to end. Even the Dance number as silly as it seemed to the average pedestrian minded moviegoer, played a significant part in the film. Rodgers being used as a jingostic tool in order to sell War Bonds (hence the original costume.) until witnessing many of the troops coming back wonded or dead that in turn motivates him to take action. But having The Son of Odin cook Eggs to show his humble side is a bit much dontcha think? Looked like a fucking commercial for Denny's.

  • June 7, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Re: "brett ratner directed my favorite x-men movie... "

    by Stalkeye

    ?!!!?? To each his/her own, Step. I could point out quite a few flaws in X-3, but why bother at this stage in the game? And yeah, shitting on Cyke (again) and a few other inconsistencies is why the franchise didn't really deliver.

  • June 7, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST

    stalkeye

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    Your opinion, presented as fact, does not equal fact. Box Office, where Thor beat Cap even in the U.S of A, is fact.

  • June 7, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Deadspin reports that Uwe Boll will replace Whedon on Avengers 2

    by parissun

    I'm there brother.

  • June 7, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Didntpulloutintimecop - Fact vs opinion

    by The StarWolf

    And ANNIE HALL pulled in "best picture" at the Oscars while STAR WARS raked in more money than any other movie up to that point. Who is right? The Box Office 'fact' or the Academy 'opinion'?

  • Not saying that Thor was a bad film, but it had it's share of flaws moreso than Cap. And there are many who would prefer to see a movie based on fantasy than some Militaryesque superhero. Many feel Jaded in regards to a hero who represents the American Flag anyway, be they Foreign or Domestic. :P

  • June 7, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    sounds terrible

    by VoiceOfSaruman

  • June 7, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Clarifying my statements regarding Marvel

    by Bickle-T

    I have no anger with Marvel based on what has occurred in the past. I bring up the past to simply point out that they are only where they are due to first getting talented filmmakers - actually, they are remarkable for the achievement in getting people's butts in seats for lesser known characters. I point it out, because you can go back and see what kind of shit sandwich you get when a hack is brought in because it doesn't matter who makes it because the last one broke box office records. It looks like that is their mentality, but I'm hopeful that Shane Black gives us a great Iron Man movie and Whedon does an even better job with the next Avengers movie. And sorry , after the first half of Captain America, the movie busted at the seams. The Red Skull was a complete waste of time. Bucky was thrown in for no good reason since he dies with little significance, and the montage of battle scenes were ridiculous. No real conflict and I cared less and less as the movie went on. I loved the look of the movie, Evans performance, and cared about his love interest...but it wasn't a good movie.

  • June 7, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    the starwolf

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    well in that case I'd say the Box Office was right, if I go by my own personal taste.

  • June 7, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    stalkeye

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    I'm so sick and tired of people presenting their taste in movies as the "correct" opinion. You've done it several times in this talkback alone. All I tried to say was that Box Office is easier to prove than your "facts" that were merely personal opinions. YOU think CA was better than Thor, but over and over you make it sound like that's a fact. I liked both, just enjoyed Thor more. And I thought it was a better movie... ...and more people saw it ;)

  • June 7, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    CA was for me the best of the pre-Avengers movies

    by kidicarus

    Why not bring Joe Johnson back? Guy understands the zeitgeist of the era better than most.

  • June 7, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    John mcteirnan

    by MajorBludd

    I just don't understand. Mcteirnan! Why are they not calling this man? He's out or prison right? Does prison destroy Hollywood careers? Regardless, mcteirnan is the man for the job. Die fucking Hard and Predator. How is this man out of work? He's the action genres' Orson Wells for fucks sake. At least call Renny Harlan.

  • June 7, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Get

    by MajorBludd

    Richard donner out of retirement. I know he's basically in the WB stable of directors but whatever. Donner doing cap (more lethal weapon less superman) would be fantastic. Get Shane black to write the new cap.

  • June 7, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    If I were a producer or film executive

    by MajorBludd

    I would be the most beloved. EVERY film would be written by Shane black. There would only be 6 working directors in Hollywood.

  • June 7, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    I want to see

    by MajorBludd

    An over the top violent take on captain America #350 with USagent johnwalker going Berzerk and Rogers having to take him down. Directed by renny Harlan. 2 hours of diehard 2's wing of the plane fight. That's the good shit right there.

  • June 7, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Captain America

    by MajorBludd

    Iron man is cool and brings the smart ass humor. Thor is cosmic and classical in feel. Captain America has to be full fucking throttle face smashing action. Like real fights like in the films i mentioned above. Face kicks, punches etc. cap should be all loddy by the end like mclane. Should be urgent and fast paced. It should be bold. I don't want 2 tv clowns directing what should be raiders meets 80's action. I feel like walter Sobchak screaming at....

  • June 7, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    *bloody like McClane

    by MajorBludd

  • Those fucking Guys (from The Raid) are non-stop ass kick throughout the entire film. Doesn't anyone take a Break in between those fight scenes?

  • as it didn't have enough pathos. (And for those who have read the comic during the last four Years, we all know that barnes won't stay dead.) That being said, it was a very enjoyable Film and not ham fisted. The Movie focused more on the Man behind the Shield and what motivated him to fight against injustice and tyranny. The montage scenes paid homage to Cap's re told origin during the early isues of Tales of Suspense. And the dialogue had a few funny memorable bits here and there; "nice Boots Tinkerbell, now bring us the Girls"! Dugan's reaction to a Japanese POW: "Are we now letting everyone in"? Japanese POW: "I was born in Fresno". And Jones' reaction to Steve and Peggy's farewell; "I'm not gonna kiss him"! Cap had a few problems but they seemed minor and the film itself harkens back to those classic adventure serials of the 30's y'know, the same stuff that inspired Lucas to create what is known as the Indiana Jones saga. action, heroism without coming off as corny or too dark. Yup Captain America delivered unlike most of Marvel's previous efforts.

  • June 7, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST

    I like how Cap is set up to move on from the Avengers.

    by whatevillurks

    He wakes up and finds that the government unearthed the weapon he had run all across occupied Europe trying to stop. Plus, to top it off they are also trying to rebuild HYDRA's weaponry. He no longer follows the orders of the brass blindly, it was a key peice of character devlopment. I want him to continue to have to clean up his government's messes in the sequel. Cap is the anti-nationalist. Its what makes his character so refreshing, especially in today's world.

  • June 7, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Were Paul W. S. Anderson and Uwe Boll unavailable?

    by Curious_Jorge

  • June 7, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Would have loved if Bucky relationship developed more.

    by parissun

    The Bucky relationship should have been developed more to set the table better for a sequel with Winter Soldier as the villian. Hope they bring us Caps new uniform as well.

  • June 7, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Why does Marvel do this??

    by quadrupletree

    The first movie was great. Why cut ties with Joe Johnston? To save a buck? With their track record they'll probably give Joss Whedon the heave-ho for Avengers 2. I guess they're profitable decisions but creatively it feels like a slap in the face. Both for the audience and the director!

  • June 7, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    TIME TO FUCK MARVEL FANBOYS IN THE BUTT

    by dioxholsters_backup

    DIDNT I TELL YOU?? SHOULDA LISTENED, NOW YOU HAVE TO SUFFER...

  • June 7, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Marvel movies

    by MajorBludd

    Save for iron man 1 - these films are all directed by committee. The "director" is there to just nail the actors performances during dialogue scenes. The action is already preplanned from the getgo. The directors are told what to do by feige. These arnt auter films. Even so I think Cap deserves better! 2 fucking sitcom writers are you out if your minds!!?? This is a DC move. Marvel stop being so fucking cheap! You cheap motherfuckers! Even Shane black said that marvel could stretch a penny into copper wire. He said that during preproduction on IM3!

  • June 7, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Hopefully the third act will be a vast improvement over Cap1.

    by dahveed1972

  • June 8, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Jean Dujardin as BATROC

    by riskebiz

    That would be awesome.

  • June 8, 2012, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Fuck You Kevin Feige

    by chien_sale

    They got lucky on Avengers basically.