During Phase Three, the Russo Brothers — Joe and Anthony — became the leading directors of the MCU. The two directed their first comic book film in 2014 with the critically acclaimed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, before going on to helm the Civil War sequel in 2016.
The positive response to both their films led Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios to give the duo the keys to the kingdom, allowing them to take the lead on the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
Years later, the two are some of the highest regarded directors in the industry.
The latest superhero team-up is set to drop tomorrow with Zack Snyder's Justice League. On the eve of the long-awaited release, the Avengers: Endgame directing duo Joe and Anthony Russo have shared their anticipation for the film.
THE RUSSO BROTHERS SHOW THE SNYDER CUT ANTICIPATION
The Russo Brothers posted on their joint Twitter account, saying they'll be “watching along with everyone else,” while sharing their excitement over the fact that Snyder's “vision has been truly realized”.
RESPECT AMONG DIRECTING LEGENDS
It's always particularly exciting for fans of the superhero genre when the legendary filmmakers behind Marvel and DC are able to share their admiration for each other's work. The line between the two companies has become increasingly blurred in recent years, especially as James Gunn simultaneously develops projects for both studios with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 and The Suicide Squad.
Zack Snyder's Justice League will go down in history as an incredibly influential piece of cinema as it represents one director and his fan base beating out the plan of an entire studio. Overall, it's exciting to see the industry notice this film as more than just a re-cut of a four-year-old disastrous film, but as a new piece of art altogether.
Currently, the Russo Brothers aren't working on any superhero properties. However, they have supposedly left the door open to return to Marvel Studios down the line, if the right project were to arise.
The Russo Brothers' latest film Cherry starring Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, is available now on Apple TV+. Meanwhile, Zack Snyder's Justice League will release at midnight, exclusively on HBO Max.