You've got to hand it to Marvel: When it comes to selecting directors, they certainly think outside the box. Classic thespian Kenneth Branagh for "Thor?" "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon for "The Avengers?" Jon Favreau, who previously was best known as Vince Vaughn's wingman, for the film that started it all, "Iron Man?" Big gambles and big, big payoffs.
All of which is our way of saying that it shouldn't be a surprise that Deadline is reporting that Marvel has selected the Russo Brothers to helm "Captain America 2."
Pop quiz: you're two brothers who have made a name for yourselves directing off-beat comedies (like "You, Me and Dupree," "Community," "Happy Endings" and even some old-school "Arrested Development" episodes), but now you want to make an action thriller. How do you make the leap?
Sign one of the biggest action stars on the planet for your lead role. (This isn't rocket science, people.) Get More »