'Captain America' Sequel's Potential Directors Narrows to Three, Including a Surprise Pair

'Captain America' Sequel's Potential Directors Narrows to Three, Including a Surprise Pair

Mar 30, 2012

The United States' leading soldier Captain America will be making his way back to the big screen this summer for Joss Whedon's highly anticipated Avengers film this summer. Writers from last year's Captain America: The First Avenger, however, have been working hard on a sequel to Cap's solo debut. So far no director has been attached to the project — including Joe Johnston who oversaw the first film. Now comes news from The Playlist (via Vulture) that the studio's list of ten potential filmmakers has been shortened to a mere three — and everyone has something different to bring to the table. 

So far, we know that Ocean's Twelve and Bourne Ultimatum writer (and Adjustment Bureau director) George Nolfi has made the cut. Also up for grabs is Italian Job and Friday director F. Gary Gray. Finally, Welcome to Collinwood directors Joe and Anthony Russo are at the top of the list. Yep, these are three very different names, but we have to side with The Playlist and cast our vote for the Russo Brothers. Collinwood's colorful characters — brought to life by an incredible cast — thrive in their unique universe crafted by the directors (despite the film being a remake of 1958's Big Deal on Madonna Street).

According to website the directors have already won over Marvel head Kevin Feige — something pretty important considering he'll be spending the next few years working closely with the directors. No release date has been confirmed at this time, but word has it that the gang will go before cameras sometime before the end of the year. Let us know if you think the Russos would make a fine addition to Cap's canon below.

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