Nick Cassavetes Might Direct Captain America?
The first big news about Marvel's adaptation of Captain America arrived back in June and it announced that Captain America would be Marvel's next big film. Since then Thor has been taking the spotlight instead, getting a director way before even Captain America. However, an odd rumor has popped up from CHUD today that points out Nick Cassavetes as the possible director in talks for Captain America.
Nick Cassavetes is the son of legendary actors John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands. You may not know who he is but you'll definitely know his films. He previously directed: She's So Lovely, John Q, The Notebook, and Alpha Dog.
The news from CHUD comes from an e-mail they received about an appearance by Gena Rowlands on the TV show "This Morning". Apparently she said that her son was originally supposed to direct Iron Man but now he's thinking about directing Captain America. At least one half of that is true, about Iron Man, which confirms that Nick is the right guy she was talking about. Apparently Marvel liked him enough to put him onto another one of their films if not Iron Man.
I'm thinking Nick may be the right choice, but then again his previous set of films haven't been overly visual effects / CGI laden, so I'm not sure if that is his strong point. I know that Marvel has done a perfect job with putting Sam Raimi on Spider-Man, Jon Favreau on Iron Man, and Matthew Vaughn on Thor, so I can expect that they know what they're doing here as well.