During the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour for â€œAnimal Practice,â€ Anthony Russo addressed a few reporters about being assigned to helm the â€œCaptain Americaâ€ sequel along with his brother Joe Russo.
The duo is best known for executive producing the television comedy â€œCommunity.â€ Actors Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Samuel L. Jackson will reprise their roles in â€œCaptain America: The Winter Soldier.â€
According to several sources, Steve Rogers will try to adjust to the modern day world and his association with S.H.I.E.L.D.
So how will Russo develop Captain America in this sequel?
â€œWeâ€™re trying to grow him as a character, and certainly heâ€™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 heâ€™s been on, Number 1,â€ he explained. â€œNumber 2, part of the appeal of these movies is the ensemble. Captain America isnâ€™t the only character in the film, there are other characters that are perhaps a lighter in nature.â€
Russo also confirmed there will be possible flashbacks to events in World War 2.
â€œCertainly Cap has this complicated history. Weâ€™re making the movie for first-time viewers, no just fans, so, because Cap does have this complicated historyâ€”he was this skinny guy who became a super-soldier, he was born back then and heâ€™s living [now]â€”in the storytelling, you need to convey that to an audience who doesnâ€™t know Capâ€™s story,â€ he said.
Too bad these interviewers couldnâ€™t make Russo reveal juicy details about more Winter Soldier plot details, Peggy Carter or the Capâ€™s new relationship of S.H.I.E.L.D.
In fact, he admitted that he will have lunch with comic book writer and cartoonist Ed Brubaker soon about â€œCaptain America.â€
â€œThey havenâ€™t been involved,â€ he said about the comic book creatorsâ€™ involvement into the project. â€œIn the same way that they would develop a new comic-book series, they give its own space to develop. But certainly everybody is aware [of whatâ€™s in the comics], has read everything, is aware of all their other material. But they do like each thing to be its own, organic process, which is nice.â€
â€œCaptain America: The Winter Soldierâ€ will be in production next year with a theater release date for April 2014.
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