The Russo Brothers have been discussing what will likely be the biggest film of their careers, and possibly the biggest film of all time: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Anthony and Joe discussed the importance of Captain Marvel and the possible introduction of Netflix heroes like Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
Brie Larson’s casting as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, was announced at San Diego Comic Con, and the Russos are certainly fans.
“It’s an incredible piece of casting. You couldn’t ask for better,” Joe said. “Not only is she an amazingly talented actor but she’s a wonderful human being. We’re really looking forward to the opportunity of re-teaming with her, if we were to get the chance to work with that character.”
Clearly he’s being cautious about revealing too much about the upcoming film, but it’s widely assumed that Larson will make her debut in 'Infinity War’ before appearing in her debut solo film.
The actress worked with the Russos when she appeared three times in cult US sitcom 'Community’ - a significant part of the pair’s pre-Marvel career.
Asked about the possibility of the like of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage - who star in Marvel’s Netflix series - showing up, the Russos were coy but didn’t shut down the idea.
“We do consider everyone,” said Anthony. “We don’t want to get too specific about what’s going to happen with these movies. We want these movies to be a surprise for audiences.”
Being the point toward which the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been hurtling since the beginning, and especially since 'Avengers Assemble’s Thanos-starring credits sting, it’s assumed almost every key character will appear, but that’ll be tough to handle in a single film.
Asked how they’ll handle their enormous cast, Anthony pointed to this year’s 'Captain America: Civil War’.
“What we did in 'Civil War’ is exactly what we want to do in the 'Avengers’,“ he said. "No matter how much screen time a character has, you can still have a lot of ambition for what you do with that character while you have them.”
'Avengers: Infinity War’ is nearing the start of its mammoth production. Last week the Russo’s posted a shot of Josh Brolin in his motion capture suit, rehearsing for his all-important role as Thanos - the big bad of the MCU.
The film is set to be released on 27 April 2018.
Picture Credits: Marvel Studios