It was announced earlier this week that Joe and Antony Russo will be piloting the upcoming 'Avengers Infinity War: Part One' and 'Avengers Infinity War: Part Two'. The brothers broke into the big time action movie game with their last film 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier" which both made an insane amount of money at the box office, and was arguably one of the best MCU films to date. So is it a good thing that these two are attached to the next two tentpole Marvel films?
I think so.
Before the release of the last Captain America film I wasn't familiar with the Russo brothers name, but I was a massive fan of almost everything that they had worked on previously. The duo has been mostly associated with sitcoms, but not just any sitcoms, the best sitcoms.
Sure 'Arrested Development' and 'Community' aren't exactly the kind of shows you would associate with producing the next set of action movie directors, but they are definitely two of the smartest and most beloved sitcoms of the last decade. One of the things I love about the MCU, and what I think all of DC/Warner Brothers movies are lacking, is how lighthearted and funny the movies can be. I don't think I'm alone in saying that movies that star grown ass men in colorful costumes fighting monsters and robots should be a little light hearted.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is one hell of a business card for these two, and I'm personally completely fine with them taking over the franchise from Joss Whedon. From their TV work they can clearly work well with a big ensemble cast, and from the Captain America movie they can clearly bring it when it comes to the action. It's hard to think that these Avengers movies won't be good. Marvel has been upping their game constantly with these movies and there is just so much on the line, whether it be monetarily or from the community, I don't think the world is ready to take the crushing blow that is a bad Avengers movie.
What do you guys think? Was 'The Winter Soldier' just a fluke or do these two have what it takes to pilot one of the biggest film franchises ever to exist? I'm rooting for them!