Yesterday, Marvel Studios released a short preview teaser of their Cinematic Universe "Phase Two" which starts next month with Iron Man 3 and will end with The Avengers 2 in 2015. The teaser included a little footage of Iron Man 3, but the full, nearly five minute "Phase Two" preview not only offers a longer look at Iron Man 3 (including interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and director Shane Black) but the rest of the "Phase Two" movies as well.
Behind-the-scenes footage is revealed from Thor: The Dark World, with director Alan Taylor (HBO's Game of Thrones) explaining that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will join Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Asgard, while concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier is revealed and directors Anthony and Joe Russo discuss what's in store for Cap (Chris Evans) in the sequel. Even Guardians of the Galaxy gets a mention, with more concept art revealed and director James Gunn briefly talks about the "space epic" before the real treat of the "Phase Two" preview is revealed: a few seconds of director Edgar Wright's test footage for 2015's Ant-Man, all before Joss Whedon can end the preview with a brief update of what's happening with The Avengers 2. watch the preview >> Posted 04.03.13 by Ryan
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo seemed like unusual choices when Marvel hired the siblings to helm their upcoming sequel, Captain America: The Winter Solider, last month. Known mostly their more recent work in television sitcoms, directing shows like Arrested Development and NBC's Community, Anthony reminded The Huffington Post at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour this week that he and his brother actually made their start in features.
more about the tone and flashback nature of The Winter Soldier >> Posted 07.25.12 by Ryan
There's a little-known side to my brother and I, which is, we didn't start out as comedy directors. We started out in the mid-'90s — we made this credit card movie that made the festival circuit in '97 [Pieces], that Steven Soderbergh saw at the same time he [was showing] Schizopolis on the festival circuit. He loved our movie and offered to produce something for us, so we went into a cycle of writing — we wrote three scripts, only one of which was a comedy. That was [2002's] Welcome to Collinwood, and when he formed his company with George Clooney, he wanted to make something with us, so we showed him these three scripts and he picked Collinwood, and from that point forward, we were comedy directors. And we've loved doing it, but we've always had another side to ourselves.
People in the industry know that, because they've seen scripts that we've done, they've seen things that the public at large hasn't seen. So I think it is more surprising to people on the outside, but people on the inside get it a little more, because it is in our wheelhouse.
Marvel Studios started looking for a director for its upcoming sequel Captain America 2 (working title) back in April, narrowing the search to only a few candidates. However, instead of deciding on one director, Marvel has chosen two. THR reports that sibling directors Anthony and Joe Russo are now in final negotiations to direct the sequel to last year's Captain America: The First Avenger.
The hire continues Marvel's tradition of picking out-of-the-box directors for its comic book adaptations, with the Russos being known more for their comedy talents after directing 2006's You, Me and Dupree and the TV sitcoms Arrested Development and Community. Reportedly, all contenders had to study The Avengers in order to win the job, and apparently that means that the Russos are better students than George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau). F. Gary Gray (Italian Job) was also at one point considered for the job, until he dropped out to focus on a biopic of rap group NWA titled Straight Outta Compton. more about captain America 2 >> Posted 06.06.12 by Ryan
The shortlist of directors for Marvel's upcoming sequel Captain America 2 just became even shorter.
With Marvel finally announcing that the the follow-up to last year's Captain America: The First Avenger would arrive in 2014, so too came the news that Marvel had narrowed its potential directors list to F. Gary Gray (Italian Job), George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), and Anthony and Joe Russo (You, Me and Dupree, TV shows Community and Arrested Development). Deadline reports that Gray has dropped out to focus on a biopic of rap group NWA titled Straight Outta Compton for New Line Cinema.
While the race would seem to be solely between Nolfi and the Russo Brothers, the report claims that Marvel is also looking at other candidates as well. Hmm, maybe the search hasn't actually narrowed that much at all. First Avenger screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus were hired to write the sequel last February and, reportedly, the movie will take place in the present day and follow Steve Rogers as he "continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world." Cap 2 will also take place after the events of the upcoming The Avengers. Posted 04.11.12 by Ryan
The potential success or failure of Marvel's upcoming superhero movie The Avengers will have a big impact on the studio's "Cinematic Universe." In 2013 the sequels Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 arrive, and 2014 will see the release of Marvel's two "mystery movies," with "Marvel Untitled 1" opening on May 16th and "Marvel Untitled 2" opening on April 4th. Captain America 2 seems a likely choice for either slot, with title star Chris Evans admitting last September that Marvel "may wait until 2014" for Cap 2. Now, with Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus at work penning the sequel, it looks like Marvel has also reportedly trimmed down their director wishlist from ten to three or four. who could direct? >> Posted 04.03.12 by Ryan
After a busy year of filming, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shows no signs of slowing down — the wrestler-turned-actor signed on to star in the newest Anthony and Joe Russo action thriller, Ciudad. This will be the brother's first movie since their 2006 You, Me and Dupree and "The Rock's" third major film since joining Fast Five last year.
The Russo brothers are most familiar with comedies — in fact, Cuidad will be their first attempt at hardcore action — but the talented duo are excited for the challenge.
Exploring genres has always been a driving motivation for us as filmmakers. This movie is the culmination of a long time ambition to bring our sensibilities to an action thriller. more about Cuidad >> Posted 03.06.12 by reelz