Hey, remember Extraction? It’s an utterly forgettable Netflix movie that got a lot of hype because it stars handsome man Chris Hemsworth and was produced by the Russo Brothers (Joe Russo also wrote it). Even though the action flick was pretty cut and dry and wrapped up its story rather definitively, it did really well (Netflix claims it’s their most-watched original film ever) and a sequel is being developed. But that’s not all. According to Joe Russo, the plan is to create an entire Extraction cinematic universe.
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If we were to ask the /Film readership what their ideal version of “living the dream” might look like, I imagine that “watching movies and eating pizza” would be one of the most popular responses. Now Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors behind the biggest movie of all time, will be doing exactly that in a new Instagram Live show called Russo Bros. Pizza Film School. Get the details below.
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Matt Shakman, the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia veteran who directed every episode of the upcoming Marvel Disney+ series WandaVision, may be uniting with several other Marvel alums for a new film project.
A new report says Shakman is in talks to direct a Cambridge Analytica movie for producers Anthony and Joe Russo and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame). Shakman is filling a directorial hole left by David Gordon Green on this movie, which focuses on the data privacy scandal Facebook was involved in during the 2016 United States presidential election. Read More »
After a record-setting debut on Netflix, the streamer is already moving forward with Extraction 2. Joe Russo, who penned the first Extraction, has closed a deal with Netflix to write a second installment in the new action franchise. But Russo teases that the follow-up to Extraction could be either a sequel or a prequel.
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Last night brought one of the best watch parties yet since the coronavirus pandemic quarantine began. Directors Anthony & Joe Russo and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely hopped online to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Avengers: Endgame by live-tweeting the entire movie. The filmmakers posted bits of trivia from the movie’s development, including alternate ideas and scenes, showed off photos and videos from behind the scenes, and cracked some solid jokes. So we’ve rounded up all the best bits from last night’s Avengers: Endgame watch party so you can be in the know. Read More »
Last night, there was an Avengers: Endgame watch party featuring the involvement of directors Anthony & Joe Russo. The duo hopped on Instagram live for the first hour, but they live tweeted the movie throughout the entire three-hour runtime, which included answering some questions posed by fans. One such question resulted in the intriguing revelation that the filmmakers once considered turning one of The Avengers into the Soul Stone. But which of the Marvel superheroes would it have been? Read More »
Last night marked the one-year anniversary of the theatrical release of Avengers: Endgame. It’s hard to believe that one year ago, we were sitting in a movie theater watching the epic battle between The Avengers and Thanos, and today we don’t even have movie theaters to sit in. Thankfully, directors Anthony & Joe Russo and co-writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will help us cope with the mad world we currently find ourselves in by participating in an Avengers: Endgame watch party tonight, hosted by ComicBook.com. Here’s how you can follow along. Read More »
Barack and Michelle Obama have reportedly found their next producing project. The duo will team up with Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame) to produce Exit West, a feature film adaptation of author Mohsin Hamid’s bestselling novel, and Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Nightcrawler) is currently attached to star. Here’s what we know so far. Read More »
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Kevin Feige is already the master of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but soon he’ll be the star of a major comic book movie franchise within the animated world of The Simpsons.
An upcoming episode of the 31st season of FOX’s animated family sitcom will lean into superhero movies in a big way when Bart Simpson ends up seeing an early screening of the latest sequel in the Vindicator comic book movie franchise. Instead of playing the shepherd behind the scenes of this superhero franchise, Kevin Feige will be playing the Vindicator’s villain Chinnos, a riff on the Avengers villain Thanos and his massive, bulbous chin. Before the episode premieres this weekend, you can get a tease of Kevin Feige voicing Chinnos in The Simpsons Avengers parody clip below. Read More »
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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