Showblitz bring word that Anthony and Joe Russo (‘Welcome to Collinwood,’ ‘You, Me and Dupree,’ ‘Community’) are in final negotiations to direct the sequel to Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’ After grossing over $368 million worldwide, and a positive response from critics and cinema goers alike, it was always a case of “when” we have a sequel to ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ than “if”. The second installment will pick-up where Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.

Last month, Walt Disney Pictures announced that a sequel to Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ was in development, following the announcement in April that the follow-up to 2011′s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ will be released April 4th, 2014. A sequel to last summer’s ‘Thor’ is scheduled for release November 8th, 2013, and the third installment of the hit ‘Iron Man’ series, which has earned over $1.2 billion worldwide, will arrive in theaters May 3th.