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Captain America 2 Has More Action Than The Avengers

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 09:47


Fans may have been spoiled by all the action in the third act of The Avengers movie, but Joe and Anthony Russo are hoping that you have room left for seconds.

And if the trailers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier are anything to go buy, we may need to have room for third and fourth helpings.

In the latest issue of Total Film, The Russo Bros. talk about the amount of action in Captain America 2, stating it might be more than seen in The Avengers and at the same time compares it to a couple of classics.

"We grew up on Scorsese. We grew up on Copolla. We studied The French Connection 50 times. And we've been waiting for a long time to find a project like this, that would allow us to explore those interests," Joe Russo said.

The comparison to the 70s films, however, doesn't necessarily mean a lot of talking will be going on as Joe Russo continues.

"There's a lot of action in this movie, as much as Avengers, if not more," he said. "But there is also a lot of character work. So it sort of goes between the two. It's very important to us, when there's an action set-piece that it's driving the story in some way, that there are stakes involve. Just like a '70s thriller."




"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has an April 4, 2014 release directed by the Russ Bros. starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily Van Camp, Hayley Atwell and Robert Redford.

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After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.