F. Gary Gray Drops Out of CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Race; Will Likely Direct STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

     April 10, 2012

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And then there were two (technically three).  A couple weeks ago, we reported that the frontrunners to direct Captain America 2 were F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job), George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), and television directors Anthony and Joseph Russo (Community).  Today, Deadline reports that Gray has dropped out of the race to focus on helming the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.  Gray doesn’t officially have the Compton job, but Deadline says it’s likely he’ll get the gig.  No offense to NWA fans, but I’m glad Gray is no longer in the running for Captain America 2.  He was the least interesting of the frontrunners since he’s more of a journeyman director.  While Nolfi has only directed one feature film, and the Russos have directed none, they’re wild cards, and I don’t know what to expect either way. [Correction: The Russos previously directed Welcome to Collinwood and You, Me & Dupree]

Captain America 2 is set for release on April 4, 2014.  The movie will pick up where The Avengers leaves off.

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