The Marvel movies, Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, are directed by the Russo brothers. The movie helmers gave a lengthy, near one hour Q & A session with a Collider correspondent. The following highlights this year’s movie and the brothers’ involvement in phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel director Joe Russo said he typically goes to the message boards and listens to fans. So, it looks like they do listen to fan feedback, as they offer great reminders of what they are passionate about. After all, as kids the Russo brothers were highly into their own comic book collections, so they could obviously relate to Marvel fans.
Anthony chimed in when describing the humor vs. the darkness of Captain America: Civil War in so much that it was considered a psychological thriller, whereas with Winter Soldier, it was a political thriller due to Hydra infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. which such an event made it to the small screen on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This new Civil War sequel will become a challenge with current relationships between friends and likely choosing of sides.
Anthony elaborated more on the troubling matters the heroes will probably be facing.
“They are sort of evolving into a surrogate family for each other. So it’s a close group of people being divided.”
Humor in the Marvel movies were compared on how comedic the Marvel Civil War movie is to the Winter Soldier. Apparently, they said the funnier characters aren’t entirely tied up into the history of The Avengers, which makes some parts of the movie humorous.
“There is a good portion of the movie that’s actually much funnier than the Winter Soldier because there are characters in that film that are more funnier who comes from worlds where the tone is more comedic.”
One of the Marvel movies, Civil War, was mentioned in an earlier article by Inquisitr that this kind of humor would be later brought in by Ant-Man and Spider-Man.
There was yet another clarification of the 67 characters that had at once been reported by Inquisitr and other media outlets. The Collider interviewer asked about it again as the previous buzz ascertained that this would make sense across the two movies. Joe clarified that there is a lot of characters and “a lot of intersections happening in these films.”
“We’re not talking about lead characters, were just talking about but people who make an appearance in the movie. Thanos has a very large agenda. These are big movies.”
When asked that since Netflix has been ramping up their marvel superheroes on their online streaming shows, the Collider interviewer asked if any of them would be making “Easter egg” or “cameo” appearances in the Infinity War movies.
Joe had this to say.
“All things are possible at Marvel. Let me just say that.”
Of course, Marvel’s Stan Lee mentioned such a possibility by giving credence with crossing over Star Wars and superhero movie characters in a recent report by Comic Book Resources. So, will the force be with both movie franchises?
Other movie topics that were covered with the Russo brothers entailed in what they know about the Doctor Strange movie, working with other phase three directors, the Spider-Man unveiling in Captain America: Civil War, Serpent Society, and more. For a more in-depth coverage, watch the entire Collider video clip.
Marvel Studios does start shooting the Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2 movies come this November in Atlanta, and are scheduled to debut in 2018 and 2019.
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