There’s lots of casting details coming out for Disney & Marvel‘s latest Captain America sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. First up is the casting of Frank Grillo (The Grey, Warrior) in the role of villain Crossbones.
Crossbones was created by writer Mark Gruenwald and artist Kieron Dwyer and started his criminal career under the tutelage of the henchmen trainer and villain Taskmaster, raising through the ranks to become an instructor at the Taskmaster school. He ended up working for the Red Skull.
Some other well known faces will make appearances in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier sequel, reprising their roles from The Avengers are Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. Also confirmed to be returning, as was long rumored, is Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes.
This is coming together and I expect this movie will really establish the S.H.E.I.L.D. importance in the Marvel Movie Universe, tying together the various heroes and villains.
Winter Soldier is one of my favorite story lines and I have high hopes that the story will translate well to the big screen. What do you think about these casting updates?
The film stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, and Anthony Mackie in the role of the Falcon, directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theater screens on April 4, 2014.
This movie just looks better and better. This is the trailer all The Avengers fanboys have been waiting for. Hard hitting action, conflict on the team, witty quips, high tech SHIELD spy stuff, what isn’t in this film?
This movie is gonna rock the Superhero movie genre box office socks off. It’s not going to break records . . . it’s gonna crush them.
This trailer pushes all this NerdBastards buttons . . .
“The Avengers” Release date is 4 May 2012.
Complete star cast of The Avengers includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jermy Renner, Samuel Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Lou Ferrigno (Hulk voice) and Clark Gregg.
Is it just me or does the “Avengers Assemble” title look cooler than just “The Avengers” ?
Earlier today Marvel Studios held a Global Twitter Chat for The Avengers with writer and director Joss Whedon and cast members Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury). Did you miss it? Well, you’re in luck because we have the entire Twitter feed from that power hour. If you’re short on time, I’ll tell you most of the answers from the cast were lame, but so were the questions. Joss Whedon however, was a snarky mother fucker. Rather than answer any question seriously, he made the event an exercise in hilarity (good bathroom reading material). He did though, clear up that pathetic Spider-Man rumor…
Because Marvel Studios refuses take a breather from churning out super hero movies, production on Captain America 2 will begin later this year, which will be followed by a Nick Fury/SHIELD movie. This news comes from Neal McDonough, who played Cap’s bowler-hatted, mighty-mustachioed comrade Dum Dum Dugan in last year’s Captain America:The First Avenger.
In a recent interview with IMDB Television Blog about his role on Season 3 of Justified, McDonough revealed a few details about his future with Marvel. Here’s what he had to say:
Q: I understand you’re going to reprise your CAPTAIN AMERICA role.
McDonough: Yeah, they’re planning (to go into production for) for the end of this year, because Marvel does one film at a time. So they’re going to do THOR 2 and as soon as THOR has wrapped, they’ll do CAP 2. Hopefully right after that, we’ll jump into NICK FURY because that’s the one I’m looking forward to more than anything.
Q: Why is that?
McDonough: Because it’ll be me and Sam Jackson. In the real Marvel universe, Dum Dum Dugan is Nick Fury’s right hand man…And I just pray that they have a 1970s setting, because I want to see Sam Jackson with lambchops kicking people’s asses for Marvel universe. It would just be awesome. And to work with Sam would be a treat. We’ve become friendly over the years.
Q: It sounds like you were a fan of the comic beforehand.
McDonough: Absolutely. I’m very well aware of the Marvel universe, and to be part of it is such a blessing. To go back to London and shoot there for four months, that was just a great year.
Captain America: The First Avenger was an alright comic-book movie. It offered adequate patriotic fanfare and what not. Here’s hoping the sequel will be much better executed. Now, do we REALLY need a Nick Fury movie? Well, WILL it be a Nick Fury movie? Or just 90 minutes of Sam Jackson being all Sam Jacksony?