Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Marvel movies and thinking forward

All signs seem to point towards the Russo brothers, directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, have been tapped to take over for Joss Whedon on the Avengers movie franchise. It is quite a step up from episodes of Arrested Development and Community or the awfulness that was You, Me and Dupree.

But by choosing young or less high profile directors, Marvel has started to cement a series of great new faces on the directorial side. One can easily argue they started that push with Joss Whedon and the first Avengers film. While Whedon was a proven television quantity, his film work was not nearly as high profile as the Avengers allowed. But by putting trust in him, Marvel came out with a masterpiece.

The Russos created their own great film with their first foray into a Marvel Universe, which they will deepen in their next film. And in doing so, they continue a line of great lesser known or unknown directors Marvel has fostered into solid talents whose careers will deepen as they move past Marvel film-making.

With a new writers program also in place, Marvel Studios seem set to build new talent as they continue to make solid films for years to come.

The next stop in the Marvel Cinematic Universe lands in May with Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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