The Avengers: Infinity War Part II

It’s no secret Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Part II are going to be big movies. Directors Anthony & Joe Russo have called the sequels the Nashville of superhero movies, “a culmination of everything that’s occurred in the Marvel Universe up to the point where the Marvel Universe is released.” There is no shortage of characters in the two-part film (which will undergo a title change at some point), but there are a handful of relationships, in particular, that the Russo brothers are already excited about exploring further.

Below, the Captain America: Civil War directors discuss a few conflicts and dynamics that’ll play key roles in Infinity War (SPOILERS for Captain America: Civil War are ahead.).

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Captain America: Civil War does a pretty great job of getting audiences pumped for the coming onslaught of Marvel Phase Three movies, capped off by Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Part 2 in 2018 and 2019. But prepare to adjust your expectations ever so slightly. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo say the films will probably change their titles, to reflect the fact that they’re two completely different movies and not a single movie broken into two parts.  Read More »

Captain America Civil War featurette

The Avengers have never been without internal conflict. The first Avengers had the superheroes sizing each other up and getting testy with one another; the second one saw everyone getting (justifiably) pissed off at Tony for inventing a megalomaniacal killer robot. But in the end, these guys always manage to work it out. Because someone’s gotta save the world at the end of the day, after all. And if all goes well, sometimes they even muster up the energy to celebrate with shawarma afterward.

Not so in Captain America: Civil War. This time around, the rift between Captain America and Iron Man is far bigger, with Bucky Barnes and the Sokovia Accords pulling the former teammates further and further apart. A new Captain America: Civil War featurette, breaks down the Avenger-on-Avenger conflict, and teases a big third-act showdown that promises to break from the usual Marvel formula. Star Chris Evans, producer Kevin Feige, executive producer Nate Moore, and directors Joe and Anthony Russo all weigh in. Read More »

spider-man footage

In a few days, audiences will greet the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland). A few years ago another reboot of the character didn’t sound particularly appealing, especially after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but when Marvel and Sony joined forces to get the character back on track, things started looking up for the teenage hero. After seeing Spidey in action during Captain America: Civil War, now another Spider-Man reboot doesn’t sound half-bad.

When we spoke with Captain America: Civil War screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, they discussed the experience of waiting to hear if Spider-Man would have a role in the film, and how that impacted their work. Read what they said about the new Spider-Man below.

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Captain America Civil War - Team Iron Man

Thankfully, the trailers and TV spots for Captain America: Civil War haven’t highlighted too much from the film’s grandest and most intricate set piece. The airport fight sequence is stuffed to the brim with characters and conflicts — but it somehow never manages to feel overstuffed. What could’ve been total superhero chaos is instead a gracefully shot, character and plot-driven showdown.

Directors Joe & Anthony Russo have said the “splash panel” sequence was by far the toughest scene to pull off. Below, learn how screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the Russo brothers, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige went about constructing the Captain America: Civil War airport set piece.

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the mastermind

The Russo brothers are on a roll, and their second Marvel Studios film Captain America: Civil War is set to blow away audiences next week. The film is currently sitting at a strong 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest reviewed film in the MCU so far.

And today we learn that the duo will be returning to television, as their production company Getaway Productions along with Skybound Entertainment have pre-emptively acquired rights for The Mastermind, a new investigative series of articles from digital publication the Atavist Magazine, with plans to develop the stories into a serialized television show. More details, after the jump.

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Avengers: Infinity War characters

The Russo brothers may or may not have been exaggerating when they said Avengers: Infinity War would feature a whopping 67 characters, but the fact is, there are a lot of characters in their two-part film. While that might concern some Marvel fans, after seeing Captain America: Civil War, a movie that manages to juggle an array of superheroes and side characters, it’s clear directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely know how to tell a large ensemble story.

Below, Anthony and Joe Russo discuss the bringing all of the Avengers: Infinity War characters together.

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The Avengers Infinity War Cast

In under a month, audiences will finally get to see Captain America: Civil War unfold on the big screen, and if the early buzz is any indicator, it’s going to be a great way to kick off the blockbuster summer. Later this week we’ll have an even better idea as to how the movie plays with audiences as it will be screened at CinemaCon this week and also in 25 major cities around the United States.

However, directors Anthony & Joe Russo already have their eyes on the future with The Avengers: Infinity War set as their next project. We’ll likely get a tease of what’s in store for the two-part sequel in the credits of Civil War, but until then, the directing duo has confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt will have a role in the film. In addition, the brothers also discussed what we can expect from each part of The Avengers: Infinity War. Read More »

Russo Brothers Ghostbusters

In addition to this summer’s forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig, the original film’s producer and director Ivan Reitman confirmed that there was another film in development that would be scripted by Drew Pearce and directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. Later buzz brought back rumors that Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt may star in the movie. But since then, we haven’t heard anything about the Ghostbusters spin-off, but that changes today.

Now that the Russo brothers have taken on both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel Studios, the duo is no longer involved with making whatever this new Ghostbusters movie may be. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still in the cards. Read More »