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Russo Brothers Confirmed to Direct 'Avengers: Infinity War'


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Joe and Anthony Russo, the sibling directorial team who helmed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, have been confirmed to direct both parts of Disney-Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War.  The news has been the worst kept secret in Hollywood and the Russo's have been known to be in talks for months.

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The Russo's will take over from Joss Whedon, who directed The Avengers and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens on May 1. They now represent Marvel's most used directors, having been enlisted to make four movies for the studio. Whedon has only directed the two Avengers films while Jon Favreau took charge of two Iron Man movies. The Ohio-born brothers are among the most sought after directors on the planet and they're also attached to The Gray Man as well as a male-orientated Ghostbusters movie for Sony (probably with Channing Tatum in the lead).

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Is 'Captain America: The Winter Solder' The Best Comic Book Movie of all Time?


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Chris Evans is back as Steve Rogers for another Captain America fix and Marvel's sequel to the 2011 movie, The Winter Soldier, has scored strong reviews ahead of its release next week. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo's movie - also starring Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson and Anthony Mackie - left a couple of critics dishing out some huge, huge kudos. 

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"Takes the bold (for Marvel) step of reducing CGI spectacle to a relative minimum in favor of reviving the pleasures of hard-driving old-school action, surprising character development and intriguing suspense," said Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Anthony Russo (Director) and Joe Russo - UK Premiere of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at Westfield - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 20th March 2014

Anthony Russo (Director) and Joe Russo
Anthony Russo (Director) and Joe Russo
Anthony Russo (Director) and Joe Russo
Anthony Russo (Director) and Joe Russo

Captain America: The Winter Solider Trailer


Steve Rogers has awoken after a deep sleep lasting 70 years following his fight with Nazi adversary the Red Skull during World War II. Things are a lot different now, however, which is more than enough for him to contend with, but when he is forcibly enlisted in the superhero group S.H.I.E.L.D. by the morally questionable Nick Fury, he soon finds himself in immediate danger once again. Unable to trust most of the people around him, he finds comfort in his S.H.I.E.L.D. cohorts, namely Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow and Sam Wilson AKA Falcon. Together, the group set out to tackle the world's latest threat, but when one member of S.H.I.E.L.D. is targeted and attacked in mysterious circumstances, they start to wonder if they are getting the whole picture. With assassins on Rogers' tail incessantly, he starts to uncover the planet's real menace in the form of the legendary Winter Soldier.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer


Following events during World War II and his confrontation with Nazi adversary the Red Skull, Steve Rogers awoke 70 years later to find that the world had changed almost beyond recognition. He is now reluctantly a part of superhero law enforcers S.H.I.E.L.D., led by Nick Fury who more than once makes Steve question the ethics of the group and epitomises the blurred line between good guys and bad guys. There are people he can trust though, namely Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow; a fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. spy who embarks alongside him on a mission to tackle the latest global threat. However, when a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. is attacked, they find themselves in mysterious circumstances and start to wonder if someone's keeping something from them. As Rogers fights off a myriad of assassins, the real threat starts to surface in the form of the Winter Soldier.

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is the sequel to 2011's 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. Based on the Marvel comics by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, it has been directed by Primetime Emmy-winning brothers Anthony Russo, Joe Russo ('You, Me and Dupree', 'Community') with a screenplay by collaborative writing duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely ('Thor: The Dark World', 'The Chronicles of Narnia', 'Pain & Gain'). It is set to hit the UK on March 28th 2014.

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40th Annual Annie Awards at Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus - Arrivals

Joe Russo and Guest - 40th Annual Annie Awards at Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus - Arrivals Los Angeles California United States Friday 1st February 2013

Paleyfest 2011 presents 'Community' at the Saban Theatre

Joe Russo and Anthony Russo - Joe Russo and Anthony Russo Beverly Hills, California - Paleyfest 2011 presents 'Community' at the Saban Theatre Tuesday 15th March 2011

Welcome to Collinwood Review


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Among the ever-impressive list of projects undertaken by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney's Section Eight production group (Ocean's Eleven, this year's Insomnia), the ironically titled Welcome to Collinwood is one of the best. Anthony and Joe Russo's lovable crime comedy, which boasts a talented comic cast -- including Clooney himself, in a small but invaluable role -- is the finest debut by a creative team since the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix) made Bound.

Basing their premiere feature on the little-seen Italian comedy Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958), the writing, directing Russos set their film -- a finely tuned, brilliantly designed, screwball romp -- in the Ohio city of the title, which they've drawn as decrepit, to say the least. Collinwood is painted as low rent, low wage, and low class, where every sidewalk square is cracked and so are the people that walk on them.

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