Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony and Joe Russo tease family conflict
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 April 2016
'Captain America: Civil War' directors Anthony and Joe Russo didn't always see "eye to eye" on the movie's "vision"
'Captain America: Civil War' directors Anthony and Joe Russo didn't always see "eye to eye" on the movie's "vision".
The siblings - who also helmed 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' - sometimes "struggle" to connect their differing ideas but enjoy the "creative process" of working together and are delighted with the results of the Marvel movie.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz, Anthony, 42, said: "My brother and I, we've been working together for 20 years. We have a very close collaboration, it's a process we very much enjoy and are very proud of what we were able to do with this film.
"We are very close, generally we see eye to eye but part of our creative process is disagreements and that's a fun and fulfilling part of the process; to struggle over what our vision is, and what the movie should be."
The movie - which is out now - sees the Avengers, including Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Spider Man (Tom Holland) forced to chose sides as they clash over whether the superheroes should be accountable for the consequences of their actions, as they protect mankind.
And Anthony thinks he and his brother succeeded in portraying the conflict and the ultimate "family fight".
He added: "We wanted to tell a very personal story in this movie. We have got to know these characters over a number of movies now, we've watched them form a surrogate family with one another that's based upon their special abilities and these very layered and complex relationships. For my brother and I, we always understood this movie as the family fight, and we watched these relationships get severed in a way that's very close to home, it happens. All these people, will they be able to move forward from this point? What will their relationships be like after? We don't know. Those were the questions we wanted to play with."