Director Joe Russo Misquoted, Calls 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Grittiest Marvel Movie Yet

Speaking from the CineEurope conference in Barcelona, Spain, the filmmaker was thought to be calling it the greatest one yet.
Director Joe Russo misquoted in the press, calls Captain America 2 grittiest Marvel movie yet
Director Joe Russo misquoted in the press, calls Captain America 2 grittiest Marvel movie yet
In a story originating from Screen Daily yesterday, one half of Captain America: The Winter Soldier directorial team, Joe Russo, who is working alongside his brother Anthony Russo, was widely misquoted while attending the CineEurope conference in Barcelona, Spain, seemingly making a statement that riled up a couple of over zealous fans. He was thought to be calling his now-in-production sequel the best Marvel yet.

"It's going to be much greater than any Marvel movie to date."


This actually isn't what he said at all. He called it the "grittiest" Marvel movie yet.

"It's going to be much grittier than any Marvel movie to date."


To make this clear, we were not the one's that misquoted Joe. And his mis-statement was quickly spread throughout the online community. That said, in our own personal opinion, we think it has the potential to be one of the greatest Marvel movies yet. Captain America: The First Avenger is 'possibly' the most re-watchable of the Marvel Phase One films, and is a lot more fun than Marvel's The Avengers on repeat viewings. Both films are available on Netflix streaming right now, so strap on those arguing caps! Maybe some of you were up in arms about Captain America: The Winter Soldier being the greatest Marvel movie yet, but you can give it grittiest: Cap and Black Widow make out on an escalator! The Winter Soldier's bionic arm! Steve visiting an old folks home in his early 30s while all his friends are 90 and dying! That's pretty gritty stuff for a Marvel movie. This one looks like its on the right track and we can't wait.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released April 4th, 2014 and stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo. The film is directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Joss Whedon.


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Comments (12)

  1. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Gritty is my ting ;)

    10 months agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  2. Celestialforthcoming

    Agreed @joelseph. I remember watching the first avenger and thinking to myself the amount of possible routes they can approach Captain America who suffers from things like PTSD that they hint in the avengers (maybe this movie has something to do with that) and the loss of his best friend. And now that he comes back in this, what sort of internal conflict that can bring to our hero. A lot can be done with these small details it presented itself from the first movie. I hope they do something with Peggy also. Perhaps he sees her again when she's old? That would add the value given.

    10 months agoby @CelestialforthcomingFlag

  3. Sean

    Cool.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 I've been reminded of My Cousin Vinny just now

    10 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. Dan

    I'm already picking the grits from my teeth.

    10 months agoby @dan1Flag

  6. joelseph

    That is crazy a young Cap visiting his old WW2 buddies. That is full of potential as emotional and motivating.

    10 months agoby @joelsephFlag

  7. Scruffnutz89

    i can not wait for this movie... i love the winter soldier, he is definitely one of my favorites!

    10 months agoby @Scruffnutz89Flag

  8. ejk1

    Regardless, we'll find out next April.

    10 months agoby @ejk1Flag

  9. Diaigma

    Believe it when I see it :P

    10 months agoby @diaigmaFlag

  10. SoksoV

    lol

    10 months agoby @SoksoVFlag

  11. CoreyB

    Nice

    10 months agoby @CoreyBFlag