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Avengers 4 Completes Russo Brothers' Arc Within MCU

Their 4 MCU movies form a personal journey for Joe and Anthony Russo as filmmakers.

The unnamed Avengers 4 means a lot to the Russo brothers, whose blockbuster storytelling started with Captain America: Winter Soldier in 2014.

Joe and Anthony Russo finished the back-to-back filmming of the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 earlier this year. They are now on the world tour to promote the former, but looking forward to the latter, they expressed a satisfaction after completing four MCU tentpoles. In an interview with Spin 1038 in London, the Russo brothers answered about the "daunting" job, the creative freedom give byMarvel Studios, and how it elevates them as storytellers:

Joe Russo: They give us an incredible amount of autonomy and trust. We've worked with studios all over towns, but this has been the easiest, warmest, creatively supportive studio we've worked at--without question. And so for us, this was the challenge of telling the story but also completing the personal journey that we started as storytellers in Winter Soldier. So the story that began in Winter Soldier and that ends in Avengers 4 is a, there's a very personal arc there for us. I think you'll understand our point of view as filmmakers and who we are as people when you watch all four of those movies together.

Anthony Russo: I don't think the Marvel movies would've realized the success you are referencing without that, at the heart of them. That's sort of what, perhaps the most central elements to the success.


In the tradition of cameos from their TV days, the Russo brothers also teased "a few surprises" for Arrested Development fans. Maybe a Community cameo too, after Danny Pudi in Winter Soldier and Jim Rash in Captain America: Civil War.

Infinity War is set to break records as well as hearts, finishing the accumulation of 10 years and a massive number of events. It'll open a new era into Phase Four, and the Russos are possibly the most important in paving the way for future filmmakers in the MCU.

Source: Spin 1038