When talking about a mid-sized crime thriller set in New York City, “contained” isn’t the right word to describe it. But when talking to producers Joe and Anthony Russo, contained is the right word in comparison to their other recent work. The directors saw 21 Bridges as both a breather from their massive Marvel movies and a callback to the gritty New York crime stories they grew up watching with their dad. The thriller, which was directed by Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones), reunites them with Chadwick Boseman.
21 Bridges is the first major project from the Russo Brothers since the record-smashing success they had with Avengers: Endgame earlier this year. Since then, they’ve finished filming Cherry, and continue developing projects as producers. Now that they’re billed as “the visionary directors of Avengers: Endgame,” they want to support other creatives the best way they can, as Steven Soderbergh once did for them.
It’s a story they told us in a recent career-spanning interview about New York crime stories, life and moviemaking after Marvel, and their unique career paths.
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Hollywood doesn’t pump-out many non-franchise action-thrillers these days, so perhaps we should be thankful for 21 Bridges. And perhaps that this movie hails from producers The Russo Brothers, a duo responsible for so many blockbuster franchise movies, is a good sign. But lordy, does the end result have to be so lifeless?
21 Bridges is a yawn-inducing long night’s journey into day, where a supposedly hotshot detective doesn’t pick up on big twists we spot a mile away, and where characters fire off dialogue that’s supposed to be weighty but comes out clunky. You get the sense that 21 Bridges wants to be a throwback to old school police action-thrillers, but you’d be better off avoiding this and renting one of those old school flicks instead.
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Even though Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t include Black Panther 2, we know that there are plans behind the scenes to get the sequel off the ground at some point. Though we’re still very much in the dark about where the sequel will take the African superhero next, we do know at least one cast member who will return from the first movie, and they’re not even from Wakanda. Martin Freeman will return as CIA Agent Everett Ross for the sequel
Meanwhile, Black Widow will be the first movie that officially kicks off Phase Four next year, and even though the project has been filming for a couple months now, we’re just now getting word about them bringing in a massive new cast member who will likely be quite the formidable threat for Scarlett Johansson.
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21 Bridges, the first post-Avengers: Endgame flick from producers The Russo Brothers, starring Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman, was all set for a September release. Now, things have changed. The cop thriller will now bow in November. Why? Well, the reasons are murky, but we’ll cross those 21 Bridges when we get to them.
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Following Avengers: Endgame earlier this summer, Anthony & Joe Russo are done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe for now. Their attention has turned to their AGBO Films production banner, and the next movie out of the gate as producers for the company will reunite them with one of Marvel’s superheroes.
21 Bridges stars Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) as a New York City detective who arrives on the scene of a drug heist gone bad. Eight cops have been killed in a shootout after two criminals were caught with a huge load of cocaine. But the case doesn’t seem to be as cut and dry as that, and Boseman’s character is intent on finding out exactly what the hell happened, even if it means exposing some corrupt boys in blue in the process. Watch the new 21 Bridges trailer below for a look at the movie. Read More »
Chadwick Boseman is trading his suit of Vibranium for a suit of samurai armor to play the lead in the biopic Yasuke. The Black Panther actor will be leading the Yasuke cast as the titular real-life warrior who became the first and only African samurai in 16th century Japan. This will be the first film adaptation of the amazing true story of the first African samurai.
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Chadwick Boseman is a cop on the hunt in the 21 Bridges trailer. The thriller, produced by Avengers: Endgame directors the Russo Brothers, finds Boseman shutting down every exit to Manhattan in order to find out who murdered eight cops in one location. But the more he digs, the more he starts to suspect things aren’t as they seem. Watch the 21 Bridges trailer below. Read More »
Director Spike Lee and actor Chadwick Boseman have been riding quite the wave throughout awards season. Spike Lee’s latest film BlacKkKlansman is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, and it also landed him a Best Director nomination. Meanwhile, Chadwick Boseman is the star of the Best Picture nominated Black Panther, which earned six other noms. Now the two are teaming up for a new project at Netflix called Da 5 Bloods. Read More »
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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, cast members from The LEGO Movie 2 go to Space Camp with James Corden. Plus, check out an extensive roundtable discussion with this awards season’s buzzed about actors like Chadwick Boseman, Mahershala Ali, Hugh Jackman and more, and run through video essay creator Patrick (H) Willem‘s Top 50 Movies of 2018.
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Black Panther co-stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan already had a connection before appearing in the Marvel film: they once both played the same role. Boseman worked for a week on the soap opera All My Children, only to be fired after he voiced objections to the racial stereotypes inherent to his character. After his dismissal, Jordan was brought in to fill the part.
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