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? ”