Los Angeles, October 27 - Even though the Marvel movies have been helmed some of the finest Hollywood directors, Joe and Anthony Russo aka Russo Brothers are probably the most successful of them. The director duo has directed fours Marvel movies such as Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which not only became popular but also were commercially successful.
Despite being so successful with Marvel, the Russo Brothers haven't worked on any other Marvel project since Endgame. However, in the new book "The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe", it's noted the Russos "softly retired" from the MCU after Endgame largely to make films under their own banner (AGBO).
However, the book further adds that "there's an expectation that someday they'll work with Marvel Studios again". Stating the reason for their possible MCU comeback, Joe Russo says the Kevin Feige-led outfit is made up of the best collaborators they've had in Hollywood.
"We laugh a lot, and that's really important. We all have a very similar sense of humor, and we spent a lot of time making jokes with each other and enjoying each other's company during very long, difficult hours, whether in the story room, on set, or in the editing room. Everyone's very supportive and encouraging of one another", Joe added.
"You can't undertake something as significant as the two most expensive movies ever made, back-to-back, without that kind of environment. You just wouldn't survive. There's no other way through it than with warmth and laughter", he said.
Anthony Russo adds another reason the brothers love the studio is because of its commitment to the comic book source material. "It starts with their very specific passion for the material," he says. "That's a big part of it. Because of the connectivity, they have between what they do, what they say, what they think, and the actual work—it's all in synchronicity. It's all connected. For as hard as these movies were to make, the process with them could not have been easier", he said.