With Joe Johnston having moved on, it’s been revealed that Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are in final talks to direct Captain America 2 for Marvel, according to THR. Back in March the brothers were considered top contenders for the directorial job, along with F. Gary Gray and George Nolfi, but now they’ve got the job.
The Russo’s only have two features under their belts, neither of which are exactly big budget, effects filled flicks. They’ve made the comedies Welcome To Collinwood and You, Me and Dupree. They are best known for their work on the small screen, producing and directing episodes of Community, Happy Endings, and Arrested Development.
Captain America: The First Avenger scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have written the sequel screenplay. Chris Evans will be back as the title character, with Samuel L. Jackson returning as Nick Fury. No other cast members have been confirmed yet.
Shooting is set to commence after Marvel wraps on Thor 2 later this year, for release April 4th, 2014.