Joe and Anthony Russo have taken on a major part of the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Captain America: Civil War to Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 & 2, it’s clear that they are leaving a lasting mark in comic book movie history.
The brothers have secured financing for Anthem & Song, which is a studio based in Los Angeles and Beijing. This studio is helping to produce and develop Chinese-language films for the growing movie market in China. The Russos are planning on having two films in production by the end of 2017 and have been visiting China regularly.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter while in China, The Russos opened up about their plans within Marvel and how Batman v Superman helped to inspire Captain America: Civil War.
“There have been 11 or 12 movies so far, all with a fairly traditional structure. Our pitch to them was: People will tell you they love chocolate ice cream — until you give it to them five days a week. It’s time to give them some rainbow sherbet. Kevin [Feige] is a maverick and he’s very sensitive to how people are responding to his content. He said he thought we might be right. And after they announced Batman v. Superman, he said, ‘you guys are absolutely right.’ We needed to do something challenging with the material or we were going to start to lose the audience.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter