There have been mixed opinions surrounding the fact that the Russo Brothers, Anthony and Joe, are directing the Marvel movie sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but it seems that their hearts are really in it. Now, Steven Soderbergh has revealed how he helpred the Russo Brothers get the job.
Soderbergh told Collider, "I just wasn’t a comic book guy. When the Russos were going after the Captain America sequel, they called me and said, 'Will you call Marvel and talk to them about us?' because I have a relationship with them. I said, 'Tell me why you want to do this.' And they go, 'Because we have a $60,000 comic book collection, because we’re obsessed with this shit.' And I went, 'Okay, I’m just checking.'"
He added, "Because I’m not, that’s why I can’t do one, but I didn’t know that and I just wanted to make sure that they were going after it for the right reasons as it turned out they were and they ended up getting the job and they’ll do a great job because they love it, and I’m just not the guy."
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will see the return of Chris Evans as the titular character, starring alongside Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Emily VanCamp and Anthony Mackie. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set to be released on April 4, 2014.