CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Directors Tease AGENT CARTER Involvement

Anthony and Joe Russo are already hard at work developing Captain America 3 for a 2016 release, but they will first tackle two episodes of Agent Carter. They talk about that in detail here, as well as how they became involved and the benefits of a shorter season. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/29/2014

It was revealed at this year's San Diego Comic-Con that Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Anthony and Joe Russo would helm the second and third episode of Agent Carter for ABC. It came as exciting news for the eight episode series which will help bridge the gap between the first and second halves of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In a recent interview with Collider, Anthony had this to say about how they became involved in the series and what they hope to bring to the table. "This is very much a baby project of Louis D’Esposito who’s one of the co-heads at Marvel. He directed the Marvel One-Shot that the series is based on, so he asked us. It’s kind of nice to get the people who have been connected to the Captain America storyline involved in helping to launch that show about a character who’s so critical to this universe."

As for how they feel about working on a show which consists of only eight episodes (although as True Detective and Fargo recently proved, that's more than enough time to tell a great story), Joe says, "[We] love that they’re doing a limited run of it because it’s easier to maintain quality over a lower amount of episodes. I think everything’s lined up for a really, really good show there." Anthony meanwhile, adds: "We’ve been saying this for years, because working in network television it’s so hard to deliver that many episodes; it’s brutal—especially with a show that has an ambitious production dimension to it. It’s crushing."

Talk then turned to just how much involvement they'll have with Agent Carter, and as you might expect, Captain America 3 is going to keep them so busy that they won't be getting involved in the writers room. However, Joe did reveal that, "There’s been a little bit of just general conversations about our experience in television and potential pitfalls, things to look out for. Creatively, Markus and McFeely are heavily involved, D’Esposito is heavily involved. We’ll get a script two weeks before we shoot and then we’ll give our input." They would then confirm that Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston will indeed be helming the fourth episode. You can see the full interview by clicking on the link below. What do you guys think of these comments? 
Source: Collider
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batz11 - 8/29/2014, 8:04 AM
I'm looking forward to Agent Carter...well, two really supple, beautiful reasons, but more than that, think it could be a great show if done right...
Haff - 8/29/2014, 8:04 AM
Please ABC, cancel Agents Of SHIELD and move it's time and money to Agent Carter.
CherryBomb - 8/29/2014, 8:05 AM
So it's really JUST a limited run show?
Interesting, I hope the 8 episodes are at a much better quality and storytelling than most of SHIELD was.

Maybe we can get a new limited show on ABC every year, that would be pretty cool.
McNyagano - 8/29/2014, 8:06 AM
I'm ready!!!
Doopie - 8/29/2014, 8:07 AM
'two really supple, beautiful reasons'



that's the best reason I've ever heard to watch anything
yossarian - 8/29/2014, 8:08 AM
I've done a considerable amount of research, and she is hot.
PAF - 8/29/2014, 8:08 AM
Can't wait!
kevberg - 8/29/2014, 8:09 AM
Im so waiting for this show.

She's gonna kick ass.

blackandyellow - 8/29/2014, 8:09 AM
Even Haley Atwell's rack isn't enough to get me to watch Agent Carter.
grif - 8/29/2014, 8:09 AM
dont care whos directing it. i wont watch this bullshit or aos
Sophisticated - 8/29/2014, 8:12 AM
When does this air?
yossarian - 8/29/2014, 8:14 AM
@sophis - I'm told during a mid-season break of AOS.
Sophisticated - 8/29/2014, 8:14 AM
It could be cool. We're just going to have to wait and see. With the Russos directing the first two episodes I have a little more faith in this show.
Sophisticated - 8/29/2014, 8:16 AM
@ yoss That would be nice. Marvel has a lot of time to fill before Avengers.
Fritzthecat - 8/29/2014, 8:19 AM
I could make a crack at the Agent Carter show being a "period piece" but that would just be immature.
He he he
SuperCat - 8/29/2014, 8:21 AM
0megaDaGod - 8/29/2014, 8:24 AM


I'm interested in this for 4 reasons

1. Hayley Atwell

2. The potential for a full season spin off series that could run on it's own night. I really want to see them expand beyond the story of the One Shot

3. Marvel learning from this and adapting different characters in the short/mid season format. Think of those possibilities

4. Hayley Atwell
frova - 8/29/2014, 8:24 AM
@supercat hahahaha that's gold
0megaDaGod - 8/29/2014, 8:25 AM
But it IS incredible to know that them and Joe, the visual architects of the Cap franchise and MOVIE level talent, are working on this show
Marvel1997 - 8/29/2014, 8:25 AM
Don't they mean Bridge the gap between Captain America The First Avenger and Present day?

The first and Second halves of SHIELD? Something is not making any [Frick]ing sense to me unless I'm miss reading something...
frova - 8/29/2014, 8:26 AM
Why I'm interested

1. Left boob
2. Right boob
frova - 8/29/2014, 8:27 AM
3. Both boobs sharing the screen
NovaCorpsFan - 8/29/2014, 8:33 AM
Why I'm not interested in this:

1: She won't be stark naked.

... What?
GeneralDrift - 8/29/2014, 8:36 AM
here's a question to Josh

Do you report anything DC related?
frova - 8/29/2014, 8:39 AM
@GeneralDrift

Probably not because the DC news front is pretty much

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RetroFit - 8/29/2014, 8:40 AM
Hayley gave me the Best One-Shot by far! I hit the ceiling!
Marvel1997 - 8/29/2014, 8:41 AM
Looooool^^^^
NovaCorpsFan - 8/29/2014, 8:49 AM
GeneralDrift is a @MrBlackJack clone!
yossarian - 8/29/2014, 8:50 AM
Is the Agent Carter one shot on youtube? I don't think I've seen it.
Gusto - 8/29/2014, 8:53 AM


GliderMan - 8/29/2014, 8:56 AM
This gonna be [frick]ing great. Hope there's a lot of twists and turns. I wouldn't mind seeing Baron Zemo.
ChrispyG - 8/29/2014, 9:02 AM
I think it is intended to be limited in the sense of 'every season will be short' not as in 'this is a single mini-series'.

Also, I like having the Russo Bros and Joe Johnston directing episodes...the more pieces of the MCU that get directed by returning directors, the more cohesive it will all feel.

That being said, Agents of SHIELD is the show they should be cutting down the episode number on, and it is the show that they should be trying to get MCU directors on board for. It is their flagship, tie-in TV property, it should be getting their strongest efforts.
GeneralDrift - 8/29/2014, 9:04 AM
@NovaCorpsFan

Thank you for that great input but no you're mistaken, I just share his enthusiasm about Gal Gadot is all.
GeneralDrift - 8/29/2014, 9:05 AM
@frova

Maybe it's time to crawl out of that cave.
FearTheLiving - 8/29/2014, 9:06 AM
I'm excited for this series. The Agent Carter One-Shot was pretty awesome and I like the character, and period settings. Hope we see a good mix of familiar faces as well like Dum Dum and Howard Stark.
SuperCat - 8/29/2014, 9:06 AM
LOL!! @ frova and @ gusto
MrBlackjack - 8/29/2014, 9:06 AM
No, @GeneralDrift is just another lucky soul that realizes Gadot's beauty. Under my guidance, I can teach him to become more than a user. I can teach him to be a legend. I will form my own Blackjack Troop and mold each user into a miniature version of myself. It won't be easy, and it won't happen overnight, but we will rise from the darkness and eliminate ComicBookMovie of the wretched filth that riddles these comment sections. It will surpass the accomplishments of the Dead Rabbits Gang, except this time we set out to benefit ComicBookMovie, not bring it to its knees in despair. We will film the comment sections with respectable users, not mimicking assholes (which, I think most everybody will agree is my fault). My future holds a path of redemption, a path of good will, a path of Gadot. Blackjack's Troop will do this site wonders!
MrBlackjack - 8/29/2014, 9:07 AM
NovaCorpsFan - 8/29/2014, 9:10 AM
Aww, I thought the clones were back. Glad to see so many lovers of Gal out there though.
tadrob - 8/29/2014, 9:12 AM
@Marvel1997 Season 2 of AoS is being broken into two parts, the first part is 10 consecutive episodes, with a winter break, then they comeback with 12 consecutive shows. The winter break is when Agent Carter will be aired. So for 34 week Marvel will have a new episode airing.
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