- Tomisin Sobande
The Russo Brothers Can't Stop, Won't Stop
Unfortunately, I was not one of the lucky people able to get tickets to “Avengers: Endgame,” so I can’t write a review on that just yet. Instead, I’m going to talk about the Russo Brothers and their road to fame. Anthony and Joseph Russo, also known as the Russo Brothers, are incredibly talented directors and screenwriters who are best known for their work on Marvel movies and the Emmy-winning show “Arrested Development.”
These two brothers went to Case Western Reserve University together where they wrote, directed and produced their first film, “Pieces.” The Russo Brothers had amazing success when they showed their film at the Slamdance film festival. Steven Soderbergh, an acclaimed filmmaker, approached the two with a proposition. He and his partner, the famous George Clooney, wanted to produce their next project.
After that, it was a relay of non-stop success for the Russo Brothers. They directed “Welcome to Collinwood,” the pilot of the series “Lucky,” and the pilot of the show “Arrested Development.” In 2006, they directed “You, Me, and Dupree,” a movie that made over 100 million dollars worldwide. They also directed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War.”
Amazingly enough, their credentials don’t stop there. Last year, the Russo Brothers made history by directing the first superhero movie to gross over two billion dollars at the box office, “Avengers: Infinity War.” They also directed the hottest movie out at the moment, “Avengers: Endgame,” which is already breaking box office records and has been arguably the most anticipated movie of all time.
The Russo Brothers have come a long way from their first film and it doesn’t look like they plan on stopping any time soon. The cinematic genius these two bring to the filmmaking business is incredible.