Directors Anthony and Joe Russo Talk CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, Being Comic Book Geeks, Balancing the Action, and CAPTAIN AMERICA 3

     April 3, 2014


With directors Joe and Anthony Russo‘s Marvel sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier opening in North America this weekend, every day this week I’ve been posting a new video interview for the film.  In the fantastic sequel, we find Captain America (Chris Evans) joining forces with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to expose a conspiracy, fight off professional assassins, and battle a new enemy, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).  Loaded with amazing action, a fantastic script, and great character moments, Captain America: The Winter Solider is going to be a huge hit with Marvel fans and regular moviegoers alike.  The film also stars Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson.  For more on the movie, here’s Matt’s review and all our previous coverage.

During my exclusive video interview with the Russos they talked about being comic book geeks, the difficulty of balancing the action with the character moments, if they read the message boards to see what the fans wanted to see, if they fought over any ideas, Captain America 3, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Anthony and Joe Russo :

  • How you can’t get into specifics without spoiling the movie.
  • The difficulty of balancing the action with the character moments.  They also talk about being comic book geeks.
  • Did they get any great ideas from the message boards.
  • Did they ever fight over any ideas?
  • Captain America 3 talk.

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  • drew13

    this movie was amazing! winter soldier is such a bad ass. marvels greatest movie to date. cant wait to see it again!

    • Oliver Queen

      Definitely an amazing film, need to see it again. Only complaint for me was not enough of WS, he didn;t have a lot of lines either. But this is 100% up there with Avengers and TDK for me.

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        WS should feature a lot more in CA 3. I’m assuming he goes in search of Hydra for revenge with Cap in hot pursuit. It could end with Red Skull finally rediscovered. We can only hope! :P

        That one is also gonna be a kickass flick!


    These guys went from A Doc about a Bowling team from CLEVELAND to this. You can’t tell me that doesn’t make this better film than Dark Knight. You people and DK,that shit is old just move on. Ben Aflack is your new Batman/Bruce Wayne till then CAP is King!

    • Lee Harvey Cobblepot

      …but you understand this has nothing (NOTHING!) to do with The Dark Knight, right?


        Yes,It dose. All I ever hear is people talking about how Dark Knight is the greatest. I get sick of it because they let the villain over shadow him. Don’t get me wrong it was the best performance of that year,but Batman should be front and center. All the geeks who didn’t want Heath started to dick ride and Batman took a back seat. WS is the opposite where they want good villains but keeps CAP the main focus and he never gets over looked. From reviews to personal opinion it’s the best comic book movie to date.

      • Strong Enough

        LMAO at the cap 2 being better than TDK lmaooo

        TDK has a higher score on RT and better reviews & 2 oscars. gtfoh lol!


        To top it off it’s done by directors who have never done an action movie.

      • Lee Harvey Cobblepot

        …in no way should that have any sort of bearing on how you will (or should) perceive The Winter Soldier in relation to Dark Knight.

        You are obviously free to like this more. I don’t care. I haven’t even seen CA:TWS yet, but nothing can be gained by making this into a “Winter Soldier rules, Dark Knight sucks”-debate. We ARE allowed to like them both. And I suspect I will. I wish the Russo Brothers nothing but the best. The stuff they’ve done on Community is amazing, and it sounds like they really nailed this. Good for them.

  • TigerFIST

    Yep great movie!

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    Well done Russo’s! Excellent job on CA:TWS!

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  • Dave

    Frickin’ awesome movie! Glad they are coming back for Cap 3! Good luck Batman Vs Superman!

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