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Old 06-06-2012, 05:28 PM   #101
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Marvel's director choices are often left-field but they usually make sense. This is... interesting to say the least. Once again I'll trust Feige but this is kind of a head-scratcher.

I'm glad someone else isn't peeing their red white and blue pj's.

I figured after Avengers maybe we'd stop boohooing director picks by Feige. People have been worried about nearly every directorial pick he's made, and other than LL with TIH, they've all worked out. Let's have SOME faith in the man.

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I'm glad someone else isn't peeing their red white and blue pj's.

I figured after Avengers maybe we'd stop boohooing director picks by Feige. People have been worried about nearly every directorial pick he's made, and other than LL with TIH, they've all worked out. Let's have SOME faith in the man.
I just want to be privy to those meetings between Feige and the Russos to see what Feige saw in them to hand over the Cap franchise. I mean, I do trust the guy but... to say this was unexpected, even though the Russos were on the shortlist, is a big understatement.

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I just want to be privy to those meetings between Feige and the Russos to see what Feige saw in them to hand over the Cap franchise. I mean, I do trust the guy but... to say this was unexpected, even though the Russos were on the shortlist, is a big understatement.
It's always the unexpected ones that do a great job though. Think about how many sure fire things have blown up in people's faces? Two years ago, everyone thought Green Lantern was a surefire thing, and look how that turned out...

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True, Favs did phenomenal work on IM and he was an unexpected choice. Bryan Singer with X-Men too... and Joss Whedon was unexpected for The Avengers. But at least with Whedon, I felt there was more genre experience to back him handling the franchise.

I'm really hoping that they'll give us something cinematic in scope for CA 2. I'm rooting for them, even though I have massive reservations

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Personally, I don't have alot of faith in the Russos, considering their body of work. Yes, I know Favreau also was known for his comedies and/or small-budgeted films before Iron Man, but he seemed to be someone who was quite knowledgable about the genre, since he also appeared in DD alongside Affleck. I thought Joe Johnson did a pretty good job in CA:TFA, and I was hoping Marvel would ask him to return since of playing director music chair, but sadly it isn't the case. I hope Feige's decision is the right one, because so far his instincts and decision-making really guided Marvel Studios toward the right direction, and I hope this selection will pan out. After Cap's impressive follow-up in The Avengers, the last thing I want is to have an awful movie to ruin the streak.

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True, Favs did phenomenal work on IM and he was an unexpected choice. Bryan Singer with X-Men too... and Joss Whedon was unexpected for The Avengers. But at least with Whedon, I felt there was more genre experience to back him handling the franchise.

I'm really hoping that they'll give us something cinematic in scope for CA 2. I'm rooting for them, even though I have massive reservations
I'm just glad it wasn't the Italian Job director...that film was painful.

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:21 PM   #107
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I feel like the only person on the internet who's legitimately excited about this news. Like, not just cautiously optimistic, but excited. The Russos' episodes of Community all look amazing, and are pretty great genre films in their own right. I can actually really easily see them doing great things with Captain America, and fitting in comfortably with a big budget action picture.

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Old 06-07-2012, 12:35 AM   #108
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The other directorial choices have made sense. This one doesn't.
Favs did a pretty spectacular adventure flick in Zathura; Branagh brought his Shakespearean sensibilities to the royal family drama of Asgard; Joe Johnston has a looooong history of directing great action adventures; Louis Leterrier's Unleashed was in its own way a Hulk story; and Joss Whedon was just a given, with his Marvel background. Also, Alan Taylor's work with GOT clearly prepares him for the high fantasy of Thor 2, and Shane Black's rapport with RDJ as well as a long laundry list of successful actioners makes him a strong choice for IM3.

OTOH, plenty of other directors from other studios made no sense at all. Martin Campbell's work with spy thrillers and Zorro swashbucklers did not prepare him for classic space opera at all; nor did Tim Story's urban comedies translate to space opera, either.

That's why the Russo Brothers make no sense: a well-established pedigree in sitcoms does *not* equal a good resume for a Captain America adventure, imho --- and the humble opinions of lots and lots and lots of other people, clearly. I'll wait and see what the hell Feige was thinking, and maybe everything will turn out yippie-skippie; but the writing on the wall here seems to point to sitcomming this sequel, and that's a poor, poor idea. "Thursday night, watch Steve try to figure out how to use one of those newfangled smartphones! Hilarity and hijinks ensue as Steve takes Sharon Carter out ballroom dancing, Copa style! Sam Wilson: 'Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis! ....I mean, Steve!' (cue canned laughter) Thursday night at 8, right here on ABC!"

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Old 06-07-2012, 12:45 AM   #109
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That's why the Russo Brothers make no sense: a well-established pedigree in sitcoms does *not* equal a good resume for a Captain America adventure, imho --- and the humble opinions of lots and lots and lots of other people, clearly. I'll wait and see what the hell Feige was thinking, and maybe everything will turn out yippie-skippie; but the writing on the wall here seems to point to sitcomming this sequel, and that's a poor, poor idea. "Thursday night, watch Steve try to figure out how to use one of those newfangled smartphones! Hilarity and hijinks ensue as Steve takes Sharon Carter out ballroom dancing, Copa style! Sam Wilson: 'Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis! ....I mean, Steve!' (cue canned laughter) Thursday night at 8, right here on ABC!"

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I'm as skeptical as most on this board, but the above bolded statement is an inaccurate description of the Russo brothers' work. I don't know if you've watched Community or Arrested Development, but their work on both shows can only be described as un-sitcomy.

Shifting POVs, creative camera work, non-linear storytelling, flashbacks and narrative quirks - the Community and AD people don't take the easy way to tell a joke. And they are not afraid of going dark with their characters on a "sitcom". Now, their credentials are definitely weak for a Captain America movie, but they are a part of two of the most boundary pushing sitcoms that have been on network television.

Who knows if this will translate into success. I hope it does. I'm going to try to see the positives in this decision.

ETA: Damn. I see Joe Russo is responsible for Arrested Development's Pier Pressure, my favorite first season episode, and one of my Top 5 Arrested Development episodes ever. *sigh*


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Old 06-07-2012, 01:10 AM   #110
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Just because they are TV directors doesn't mean they can't do Cap. Could anyone have pictured the Buffy guy making an Avengers film back in the 90s/early 2000s? Probably not, but he was great. I will give these guys a chance. Obviously, Feige liked what they were selling.

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This looks like an awful choice

Will give Feige the benefit of the doubt, but i have a bad feeling about this. Same feeling as when McG was picked for T4 or Ratner for X3. Worst part is we have to wait 2 years to see how it turns out but my excitment for this movie has gone from sky high to zero.

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Its a very odd choice I must say and on paper it doesn't look very good. But I'll keep a very open mind because Marvel have been doing well so far and I'm sure they will only hire directors that share the same vision and passion for the project.

Besides just because they've only done comedy and mainly tv doesn't mean they can't branch out and do something different.

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It's an...interesting choice.

It's odd that almost all of Marvel's phase 2 directors are major television talent (besides Shane Black). There's Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), these guys (Community) and Joss Whedon (Buffy et all)

Oddly enough, these guys would probably be a perfect fit for John Krasinski's Captain America.

Course, that wouldn't actually be Captain America

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I think people are way too down on this choice. Sure, this is out of left field seemingly, but that doesn't mean they can't do a good job. Ya'lls are writing them off too soon.

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I'm not writing them off at all.
This choice makes me very curious.

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I think people are way too down on this choice. Sure, this is out of left field seemingly, but that doesn't mean they can't do a good job. Ya'lls are writing them off too soon.
I'm not writing them off at all, either.
I'm just saying that all Marvel Studios' picks so far have made sense....the directors chosen had worked in genres that matched what they were trying to do with their respective movies. I don't diss them because they're in TV (for the record, they've done a couple of feature films); I just question the hell out of the choice because the *only* genre they've done so far is comedy.

And that's a *baffling* genre to be gravitating towards when you're hiring for a Captain America movie.

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After the successes of the MCU movies, I'll doubt anyone who thinks Marvel's cheaping out on these Phase II projects. I guess the Russos came in with the best pitch and most enthusiasm for CA 2 and Feige went with them for that primary reason.

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Right. After the huge success of TA Marvel has no reason to go the cheap route. Feige will have a good reason to choose these guys. So far he chose always the right people started with RDJ over Ken Branagh to Whedon. And I hope he does the right thing again. Even if I can't comprehend the decision at the moment.

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I'm not familiar enough with their work to think one way or another, but I don't have a problem with a television director being brought onboard.

I am however a little disappointed that Joe Johnson was not brought back as I feel his tone was perfect. However, seeing how the film will be set in modern day, perhaps they needed a fresh approach.

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I'm not writing them off and frankly, until we see the movie, we won't know if they'll do a good job or not. I just think it was a strange choice. I have said that I hope they get CBM and MCU veterans to help produce and whatnot, not cause I think they can't do it, but because I want them to put out the best film possible. I'm sure Feige will be there as much as he can and one can only hope they are willing to learn and soak up the wealth of knowledge he will offer them.

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I am however a little disappointed that Joe Johnson was not brought back as I feel his tone was perfect. However, seeing how the film will be set in modern day, perhaps they needed a fresh approach.
that's why I'm not too broken up about johnston not returning, I was having a difficult time envisioning how his style for CA would fit in a modern setting, his forte was 1930's period pieces. so he was perfect for the first one, the sequel will necessitate a different approach.

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I'm not too broken up by Johnston not returning because to me he just didn't have that energy, that creativity, that's needed for a project like this. I thought the first Captain America could have been much better.

I'm starting to like the idea of Zemo in CA2. It's interesting to have two guys living in the past, trying to reconcile their futures. Especially now that Cap is an Avenger, it's interesting to have an enemy who is also an avenger of a sort.

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