The Russo Brothers Discuss ‘Civil War’, ‘Infinity War’, Spider-Man Deal & More

Not long ago, the folks over at Collider hosted a special screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier at IMAX headquarters, with directors Joe and Anthony Russo in attendance. Following the screening, the two directors took part in a Q&A session with fans, where they answered a lot of questions regarding some of Marvel’s upcoming Phase 3 movies such as Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War Part – 1 & 2, as well as the dealmaking process behind Spider-Man’s appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Luckily for us, Collider has uploaded the Q&A in full on their youtube channel, and it features a lot of interesting details. If you’re a fan of Marvel, you definitely don’t want to miss this one. You can check out the video below and be sure to sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.


01:16 – Joe Russo on playing a doctor in Winter Solider.
01:51 – Did they fight over anything while co-directing the movie?
02:59 – On working with Robert Redford; when he cooked for them.
05:00 – Finding their way in the industry with help from Slamdance; Redford is very lo-fi and traditional.
06:37 – Delivering exposition, particularly in the bunker scene and the Zola scene.
10:20 – Working on the action set pieces and making sure they stand out.
12:15 – What they took away from the critical and commercial success of Winter Solider that they brought to Civil War.
15:25 – Will Civil War be a darker movie?
17:15 – How did they react when they found out they were going to get the opportunity to include Spider-Man?
19:05 – The status of Civil War; where are they in the editing process?
20:15 – They’re finishing up the score with Henry Jackman.
20:48 – Have they filmed their Civil War post-credit scene yet?
20:56 – Will there really be 67 characters in Infinity War?
23:01 – Where and when they’re filming those movies.
23:58 – Where are they in the scripting process and who will shoot Infinity War?
24:26 – Any chance we’ll see a Netflix character pop up in the films?
25:03 – The choice to shoot Infinity War with IMAX cameras.
26:10 – Incorporating important character beats within big action sequences.
27:48 – On working with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
30:23 – How they made the connection between Winter Solider and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so seamless.
31:53 – What they know about Doctor Strange.
32:36 – Do they work with the other Phase Three directors?
34:40 – What does “cut the check” mean?
35:28 – Is there a particular character that they’re most excited to incorporate in one of their upcoming movies, especially having been fans of the source material as kids?
37:26 – Do they know when they’ll unveil what Spider-Man looks like in Civil War?
37:59 – On the deal made between Marvel, Disney and Sony to use Spider-Man.
40:36 – How do they manage all the different departments and why Marvel is such a great team to be part of.
43:00 – On getting into the cosmic universe with the upcoming films; bringing a naturalism to the cosmic side.
45:40 – Is there anything about Winter Solider they wish they could change after seeing it again?
46:57 – The Easter egg you might have missed in the cemetery.
49:37 – Would they ever “fix” Fantastic Four if they had the chance?
49:27 – The challenge of dealing with rights issues; passion for the material versus passion for money.
50:37 – On the score of Winter Solider; their collaboration with Henry Jackman.
55:52 – Will they ever do anything with Serpent Society?

Source: Collider

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.