Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who led many MCU projects, including Avengers: Endgame. They share their wishes for what they knew at the start of their careers.
Avengers: Endgame directors theRusso brothers reveal what they wish they had known back at the beginning of their careers. Joe Russo and Anthony Russo are synonymous with the greatest moments of Marvel Cinematic Universe post-Joss Whedon. They joined the franchise originally to take over as helm. Captain America: The Winter SoldierIn 2014, I became the director of 2016’s follow up Captain America Civil WarThis was the largest ever crossover event Avengers: Age of UltonThey even introduced a new hero Black Panther (Chadwick Bolseman). The massive crossovers movies were also helmed by them. Avengers: Infinity WarAnd Avengers: EndgameWith EndgameIts box office success made it the second highest grossing film worldwide.
While Marvel has been the focus of their recent success, the filmmaking duo has collaborated on numerous other projects as producers and directors. They have worked closely with MCU stars over the year, bringing them onto other projects including Chris Hemsworth in Extracting (which Joe produced and Joe co-wrote), Tom Holland Cherry (which they directed, produced, and Boseman in). 21 Bridges (which they produced). Their latest directedorial effort, which was launched on Netflix on July 22, 2022 by the splashy The Gray ManThe movie features Chris Evans playing a role as a villain.
Recently, the Russos appeared on an episode The Edge Podcast with host Teo Van Den Broeke. Joe and Teo Van Den Broeke joke that filmmaking can be physically taxing.You’ve probably eaten less pizza along your journey..” Anthony takes a more philosophical approach, discussing how each movie is “an opportunity to take us somewhere we haven’t gone before.” You can read their full quotes here:
Joe Russo Is there anything at the start of our careers that I wish I’d known that I know now? There’s this famous story where a young filmmaker had asked Steven Spielberg, “Steven, I just got my first movie. Can you give me any advice?” He said, “Yeah, get a physical trainer cuz it’s gonna beat you up.” The physical toll that it takes on you is dramatic, so I guess I would’ve eaten less pizza along the way.
Anthony Russo:The physical endurance is an important one. I sort of feel like, my entire career, I really love the process of discovery that’s inherent in this kind of work. And I like the fact that each movie is an opportunity to take us somewhere we haven’t gone before. Psychologically. Philosophically. Intellectually. Physically.
Joe’s jokey response is more in line with the Russos career before they were so involved in the Marvel Universe. Their first job was in TV comedy, which they did for many years. They amassed credits on quite a few of the most popular sitcoms of the past twenty years, including Fox’s Arrested Development, ABC’s Happy Endings, and NBC’s Community.
The Russos Possibly, they didn’t ask the question. Completely seriously, but Joe’s quote is certainly true. The brothers have had the chance to travel the globe, make ambitious visions and meet many famous performers through filmmaking. Without joining the MCU, they would not have been able do any of this without accepting their place in it.
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Source: The Edge Podcast
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