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by Brett White

A new profile on Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige over at Wired dives pretty deep into the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from its humble beginnings at the first Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con in 2006, up through to the present. The piece even drops a big bombshell: Feige has the Marvel movies planned out all the way through to 2021.

And we thought those reserved dates in 2016 and 2017 were forward thinking. "I could arguably say what we're planning for the year 2021," said Feige. "Will that happen? I don't know. But what we planned for 2015 in 2006 is happening."

But, as the article points out, it all depends on next year's out-there space epic—"Guardians of the Galaxy"—being a bona fide hit.

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by Brett White

So the word's out: the film formerly known as "Avengers 2" is now "Avengers: Age of Ultron." And with that info now public, a few of the major players behind "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" have decided to open up just a teeny bit about how the upcoming Cap sequel bridges the gap between "Marvel's the Avengers" and "Age of Ultron."

"I think, and [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] has said this, it's as big of a bridge of any of the Phase 2 movies from 'Avengers' to 'Avengers 2,'" "Winter Soldier" director Joe Russo told Slash Film. "There's a significant shift in the universe at the end of this movie. Like all of the Marvel movies it has elements of all of the other films, this one I think has probably the strongest bond between those goals."

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Captain America

by Brett White

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo spoke with Cleveland.com about how they landed one of Hollywood's most coveted directing gigs, beating out directors with actual action movies on their resumes. The brothers have had great success on the small screen, directing episodes of "Arrested Development" and "Community." The duo even won an Emmy for directing the pilot episode of "Arrested Development," but how did they make the transition from sitcoms to superhero films?

"We were working on the third season of 'Community,' and we got a call from our agent saying [Marvel President] Kevin Feige was a big fan of the show and wanted to know if we would come into meet to talk about the next 'Captain America' movie," explains Joe Russo. "I think Kevin had seen the paint ball episode we did on 'Community' and thought, these guys should be directing action movies."

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Steven Soderbergh is not a comic book guy — but Joe and Anthony Russo are, and Soderbergh will happily vouch for that fact.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker spoke with Collider recently about his interest in comic book movies. The short version: he has none. (Not much of a surprise, considering Soderbergh has said that his new movie, "Side Effects," will be his final theatrical release.) But Soderbergh happily endorsed the Russo brothers for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at their request.

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Chris Evans is Captain America, but there's another actor out there who might be better-suited for the part.

Recently, a photoshopped image of "Community" actress Alison Brie as Captain America created by Fan Art Exhibit found its way online — and onto Brie's radar. The actress spoke with MTV News all about the "Captain America" picture at Sundance, and also spoke to rumors that she might have an actual part in the upcoming sequel.

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Captain America

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has all of the ingredients in place to become one of the coolest comic book adaptations of our time. Great cast, great source material … but if there's one factor that I'm not quite as sure about, it's directors Anthony and Joe Russo, best known for their work on "Community."

But in a new interview during the TCA Summer Press Tour, Anthony Russo made some comments about his plans for bringing Cap into the modern day — and I'm definitely starting to come around on the guys.

Read on for highlights from their interview!

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Stand up and salute, loyal Splash Page readers: the "Captain America" sequel finally has a director. Two of them!

The Hollywood Reporter was first with the news that Anthony and Joe Russo are close to finalizing a deal to direct the sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger." The brothers are best known for their comedy work, having previously directed "You Me & Dupree" as well as numerous episodes of the critically worshipped "Community."

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Captain America

Marvel Studios has never been shy about making an unconventional hiring choice for one of its movies. Who else would’ve recast the former Human Torch as Captain America, or asked a Shakespearean actor to direct a movie about Thor?

But this may be the most off-kilter choice to date: Vulture reports that Marvel is considering Anthony and Joseph Russo, best known for directing and producing episode of NBC’s "Community," to take over the Captain America movie sequel.

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