Originally Posted by kaijunexus
We all know what a tight ship Marvel runs. They allow directors a certain amount of freedom, but maintain a relatively firm grip on the general direction of the story and characters.
This directing duo has obviously proven themselves and their vision for Cap 2 to Marvel. Marvel approves them for this film, for the character of Captain America, and for the entry they will produce as it will fit into the greater MCU.
Well, to play devil's advocate, they hired Patty Jenkins for Thor. Obviously she proved something to them initially as well, and then they kicked her to the curb a few months later. Sure, history probably won't repeat itself, but the precedent has officially been set.
Don't got a problem with the hiring, but it doesn't make it any less strange. It's been stated previously, but hopefully they are closet Marvelites and have an understanding of the characters, if even in the most basic sense.