Over the past few days, we’ve been sharing portions of Steve’s recent lengthy interview with director Steven Soderbergh. The two sat down in anticipation of the filmmaker’s psychological thriller Side Effects, which opens this Friday, but the conversation covered a wide-range of topics. If all goes according to plan, Side Effects will be Soderbergh’s penultimate feature film, with the HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, serving as Soderbergh’s last hurrah this summer.
For this final portion of the interview, Soderbergh talks about his plans post-film retirement, painting, his presence on Twitter and how he approaches the social media site, Behind the Candelabra, comic book movies, and he briefly talks about vouching for Joe and Anthony Russo as the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Hit the jump to read on.
Hot on the heels of the news that Black Panther may very well be one of two unannounced Marvel films set for release in the near future, the studio looks to have finally made a decision regarding the director of the upcoming Captain America sequel. Back in March, a shortlist of names popped up for potential Captain America 2 directors. The list was void of any big “household” names, and included F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job),George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), and television directors Anthony and Joseph Russo. Gray subsequently took himself out of the running, but Variety now reports that the Brothers Russo have entered final negotiations to take the job. Hit the jump for more.
We’re nearing the date on which we finally get to see The Avengers on the big screen, but Marvel is already busy making plans for their post-Avengers slate. Iron Man 3 begins production in the next few months, followed shortly by Thor 2, and now the studio has whittled down their director shortlist for Captain America 2 to just three names: F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job), George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), and television directors Anthony and Joseph Russo. Hit the jump for more on these lovely contestants in “Who Wants to Direct a Superhero Movie?”