April sees the arrival of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the continuation of Steve Rogers’ exploration of the modern world. The sequel takes its title and several story cues from writer Ed Brubaker’s acclaimed run on Marvel’s Captain America comic, which reintroduced the long-deceased Bucky Barnes as a brainwashed Soviet spy known as the Winter Soldier.
Given his connection with the source material, Brubaker enjoyed some hands-on experience with the film, hanging out on set and witnessing production firsthand. Based on what he saw, the writer is happy to make a bold claim.
“It’s the best movie that Marvel has ever made,” he told IGN. “The stuff I’ve seen from it, it also has two of the best fight scenes that I’ve ever seen on film.”
“It’s going to be amazing,” he continued. “It’s gonna make a billion dollars. I got to go and be on set for a while and watch them film and stuff. It was just amazing. I couldn’t be happier with how it came out.”
Directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Haley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Max Hernandez, Georges St-Pierre and Robert Redford. It opens April 4.
Rumor: Writers Have Been Brought in for a Peggy Carter Series, and They’re Both Ladies
Rumors of a period television series based on Hayley Atwell‘s Peggy Carter abounded shortly after New Years, and have yet to be officially confirmed by Marvel Entertainment. At least we know that Atwell herself would be super down to continue the role. In any case, Marvel’s pretty good at keeping things a secret, but if the show is in pre-development stages, then Deadline might have some information on where it’s going.
I’ve learned that Reaper creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas have quietly boarded Agent Carter, Marvel’s drama project in the works at ABC. Because of the unbelievably high level of secrecy surrounding Marvel’s development, no one is confirming, but I hear Fazekas and Butters are writing/executive producing.
Fazekas and Butters are a writing/executive producing team (as you can tell from their nearly identical IMDB profiles) who’ve worked on Law & Order: SVU, Hawaii Five-0, and Joss Whedon‘s Dollhouse. If true, their choice as a development team is good news for what stands to be Marvel’s third entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a woman in the lead on screen. (The others being the “Agent Carter” one shot and the upcoming Jessica Jones Netflix series.) Such a choice might be a gesture towards recognizing how male dominated Marvel movies have been in their first and second phases.
But still, there’s that nagging fact that even the mere existence of a Peggy Carter television series in any stage of development has not been confirmed by Marvel. So keep your fingers crossed, Peggy Carter fans, and those gifsets lively.
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