Why The Russos Are The Best Thing to Happen to the MCU Since Joss Whedon
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