Thursday, January 16, 2014
Comic Scribe Ed Brubaker Calls Captain America: The Winter Soldier Marvel's Best
Marvel's next entry into its Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, hits theaters this spring and will see Captain America's world turned upside down. Ed Brubaker, writer of the comics upon which the film is based, worked with Marvel doing the shoot and talked about the film while being interviewed by Bleeding Cool.
Ed Brubaker is a growing legend in the comics industry. He's produced many great story arcs over the years. Marvel Studios made the decision to adapt one of his most well-known arcs into a film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Kevin Schmidt at Bleeding Cool asked Brubaker's thoughts on seeing his original work made into a film. "I don't know how much I'm allowed to say yet," Brubaker began, "but what I will say is that with everything I've seen and the script that I've read: It's the best movie that they've ever made."
Brubaker worked closely with Marvel during the production of the film and the writer seemed to enjoy the process saying, "I was blown away, being on the set and getting to meet Robert Redford and watching them do this stuff." Marvel has made some big changes to comic canon in their films and while they may not have made any HUGE changes here, Brubaker did comment on the process of adapting the film: "The movie isn't a scene-for-scene adaptation of the comic by any means but there is a lot of the comic in the movie. There's certain moments in the movie where I'm just, 'Shit, that's what I wrote.' I'm really thrilled about it, I could not be happier, honestly. It came out so good."
The comments by Brubaker only add to the growing buzz around the film which looks to start turning everything we've learned about the Marvel Cinematic Universe upside down. The bits and pieces of info that I've heard sound outstanding and I'm expecting this movie to be one of Marvel's best and highest grossing. People had a lot of doubts when the Russo brothers were attached to direct, but word is that this film is going to breakout. Hold tight guys...just a few more months!