The Russo Brothers Would 'Love to Work' on Star Wars Movie


Joe and Anthony Russo have been integral to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having directed such movies as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming untitled Avengers 4. Although they don't have any specific plans right now, the two blockbuster directors would eventually like to direct a project set in the Star Wars universe.

The directors fielded questions at an extended Q&A event hosted by Collider. “We grew up on Star Wars like everyone else did," Joe said. "I went to the theater when I was 11 years old to see Empire Strikes Back and sat in the theater from 11:30 in the morning until 10:00 at night and watched it back to back to back. So it was a huge influence on us growing up. Of course we’d love to work, at some point, in the Star Wars universe, but right now our heads are in the middle of another movie.”

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Prior to working in the MCU, the Russo brothers directed episodes of TV shows, such as Arrested Development and Community, in addition to movies like Welcome to Collinwood and You, Me and Dupree. Considering the team's impressive pedigree, it's entirely possible that Lucasfilm, which shares a parent company with Marvel Studios, would try and hire the team for a project at some point, though nothing is certain right now.

Filming wrapped on the reshoots for Avengers 4 in October, meaning that the movie is now in post-production and the editing process. It's unlikely that the two will be officially announced for a Star Wars project before that movie finishes production.

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The untitled sequel to Avengers: Infinity War will release on May 3, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the movie stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.

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