With Captain America director Joe Johnston not returning for the sequel, Marvel has been considering new candidates to helm the next Cap movie.
The field of possible directors has reportedly been narrowed from 10 to 3: George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) and, most surprisingly, Community's Anthony and Joseph Russo.
The Russos don't have a superhero pedigree, and their experience runs mostly toward sitcoms. Along with Community, they've also directed episodes of Happy Endings and Arrested Development. Their big-screen credits include You, Me and Dupree and Collinswood.
So, how did they make the shortlist for a big-budget Marvel sequel? Marvel production president Kevin Feige reportedly just liked the "vibe" of his meeting with them.
Of course, as Vulture points out, Feige is building a reputation for unexpected choices when it comes to directors. He also picked -- and then suddenly fired -- Monster's Patty Jenkins as director of Thor 2.
Feige plans to take second meetings with all three of his potential Cap 2 candidates next month.