Stand up and salute, loyal Splash Page readers: the “Captain America” sequel finally has a director. Two of them!
The Hollywood Reporter was first with the news that Anthony and Joe Russo are close to finalizing a deal to direct the sequel to “Captain America: The First Avenger.” The brothers are best known for their comedy work, having previously directed “You Me & Dupree” as well as numerous episodes of the critically worshipped “Community.”
But just because comedy is their more familiar turf doesn’t mean that the Russo brothers aren’t suited for the next tale of Steve Rogers. MTV News spoke with “Community” actor Donald Glover recently about rumors of Anthony and Joe Russo tackling the next “Captain America,” and the famously-nerdy comedian had more than his fair share of support to express.
“I was talking to them, actually. I didn’t know it was that project. They were like, ’Yeah, we’re thinking about directing this thing.’ Honestly, I think they’d be a perfect fit,” Glover said. “I mean you watch ’Community,’ everything is based on a movie, different types of genres and stuff. Them directing it kind of makes sense. I think they’d do a good job.”
The “First Avenger” sequel is slated to hit theaters on April 4, 2012.
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