Russo Brothers Close to Signing for CAPTAIN AMERICA Sequel

Brothers officially in talks for superhero sequel.

Joe and Anthony Russo are reportedly close to being selected as the directors for Marvel’s sequel to ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ reports THR.

The brothers previously directed ‘You, Me and Dupree’ and ‘Welcome to Collinwood’ but are best known for directing episodes of ‘Community’ and ‘Happy Endings.’ Other contenders for the coveted gig included George Nolfi (‘The Adjustment Bureau’) and F. Gary Gray (‘The Italian Job’).

Released last year and directed by Joe Johnston, the first Captain America grossed $368 million worldwide and paved the way towards ‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble.’

The ‘Captain America’ sequel will pick-up where the highly anticipated ‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.