The Russo Brothers Begin a New Chapter with 21 Bridges

Don Kaye Nov 20, 2019

Avengers: Endgame's Russo Brothers launch Agbo with the crime thriller starring Chadwick Boseman. They also talk Martin Scorsese.

It was roughly 20 years ago when Steven Soderbergh viewed a film called Pieces at the Slamdance Film Festival and offered to produce the next project by its directors. Those filmmakers were Cleveland-born brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, and the picture Soderbergh helped shepherd for them was a comedy called Welcome to Collinwood.

One thing led to another, and the Russos were soon major producers and directors on television, working on shows like Arrested Development and Community. But it was in 2012 that their careers changed forever, as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige picked them to direct 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a film that was a turning point for all involved--including the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Russos returned for 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, the brothers’ first billion-dollar grosser,
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