These days, it’s never too early to start the rounds of press junkets for promoting your big blockbuster film. Even though the opening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is three weeks away, the promotional machine has been running hard, at least when it comes to Collider.
That site’s Steve “Frosty” Weintraub has been dishing out news from the press junket his site did with the players for the film. Some news confirmed what we already knew, told us something we didn’t know, and clarified something we heard. Let’s go over what was said.
- The Russo Brothers will be back for CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, have already started on the script: This is merely confirming something we told you about back in January. The pair is officially back as directors and have started “breaking” the story for the sequel with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Work will pick up in earnest after Winter Soldier is released, and they get feed back on what worked and what didn’t.
- Joss Whedon directed one of the two post-credits scenes of the film: I’m not going to spoil it for you here, but the content of the post-credits scenes have hit the web. A quick search of the Internet will let you find the information if you so choose. All I will say is that if you already have seen those spoilers, you know which scene Whedon will be directing.
- Chris Evans is quite done with acting yet, at least not for Marvel: Evans caused quite a stir when he said that he was taking a break from acting after his Marvel contract was up, raising fears in the fans of Marvel films that Cap might go bye-bye whenever Evans’ current contract ends. Evans clarified that statement, saying his contract with Marvel called for six films, about which he is half way through (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That other film he appeared did not count towards the total). However, Evans made his directorial debut last year with 1:30 Train, and he wishes to explore that area of the business more. So, it sounds that he is curtailing his acting outside the Marvel franchise to focus on directing. But he does sound open for re-upping with Marvel in an acting arena.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in theaters April 4th.