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Directors Anthony & Joe Russo faced a little bit of backlash when they tried to make a big deal about the first openly gay character in a Marvel movie having a bit part in an early scene in Avengers: Endgame. The character was played by Joe Russo himself, a man dealing with the trauma of the snap by trying to go out on a date again with another man, as he recounts in a group therapy session that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is leading.

But it sounds like there will be much more representation for the LGBTQ community in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future. According to Anthony & Joe Russo, the first openly gay superhero character will be announced by Marvel Studios very soon. Read More »

Biggest Marvel Movie Moments

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony & Joe Russo break down some of the biggest moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, learn the difference between Disney’s adaptation of The Little Mermaid and the story that inspired it, and watch as Emma Thompson is welcomed a little too warmly by Kate McKinnon at Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Avengers Endgame Final Battle

Avengers: Endgame is an unprecedented blockbuster event for a number of reasons. But one of the most impressive moments in the film brings together one of the largest Hollywood ensembles in the history of cinema for a single shot. At a recent Q&A in Washington DC, directors Anthony & Joe Russo and producer Kevin Feige talked about the challenges of pulling off this particular shot (naturally, this is your warning about some major spoilers lying ahead), as well as the epic Avengers Endgame final battle. Read More »

Avengers Endgame - Iron Man

Avengers: Endgame is full of dozens of showstopping sequences, the kind of moments that make audiences clap, cheer and even shed tears. But there’s one moment in particular that is not only Robert Downey Jr.‘s finest moment in Avengers: Endgame, but one the most pivotal scenes in the entirety of his appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Funnily enough, it’s a moment that wasn’t written in the script, and it was a last minute addition thought up in the editing room before the production’s planned reshoots.

Find out all about how it came to be below, but beware of major spoilers. Read More »

Avengers Endgame Final Scene

Avengers: Endgame is a satisfying conclusion to the first era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a number of reasons. Not only does it deliver a hefty dose of incredible comic book action and raw, genuine emotion, but it gives many of the characters satisfying, definitive character arcs. One of them becomes clear in the final scene, but this moment in particular has caused fans to ask some questions, and thankfully directors Anthony & Joe Russo have provided some answers.

Major spoilers follow, so don’t read any further if you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame. Read More »

Russo Brothers Marvel

Back in 2017, reports emerged that Anthony and Joe Russo were going to say goodbye to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame. Now it appears that early word was true, because in a new interview, the Russo Brothers have confirmed that they don’t currently have any plans to make more Marvel movies. Read their quotes below.  Read More »

Slashfilm Daily 4-23 slice

On the April 23, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta gives his spoiler-free reaction to Avengers: Endgame and shares an interview with Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo.

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russo brothers

A few weeks back, I sat down with the Joe and Anthony Russo, the brother filmmaker team behind Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming conclusion to the Infinity Saga, Avengers: Endgame. Unlike the usual Hollywood junket, we were not shown the movie. And the directing duo would not entertain any questions about plot, so this interview is completely spoiler-free.

In my conversation with the Russo Brothers, we discuss Stan Lee‘s final MCU cameo, the movies they watched before making Endgame, the change of tone and point of view, Captain Marvel’s changing look, the challenge to create lasting stakes and impact, the tightrope walk of being honest with the press when it comes to spoilers, and the unprecedented marketing campaign for this film, which somehow avoids revealing any of the major action scenes.

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Russo Brothers Ghostbusters

MGM is working on an upcoming slate of remakes from their own film library, and they’ve hired Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony & Joe Russo to oversee their production. The multi-film non-exclusive creative partnership will have the duo co-developing, co-producing and co-financing a handful of upcoming movies through AGBO Films, and they’ll be starting with the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair starring Michael B. Jordan. Read More »

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Avengers Endgame trailer moment

Captain America and Iron Man have been butting heads for years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in the most recent Avengers Endgame trailer, the heroes seem to have finally put their differences aside in the wake of Thanos’s devastating snap. “Do you trust me?” Tony Stark asks. “I do,” Steve Rogers responds, and the pair shake hands as dramatic music kicks in.

But according to directors Anthony and Joe Russo, that moment might not make the final cut of the movie.

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