Let’s face the facts when a company or studio creates a film, they want to make as much money as possible. When companies like Marvel or Disney make movies, they know they’ll get a ton of money from fans and newbies alike. But, even so, Avengers: Endgame director Anthony Russo still believes it to be a surreal feeling as the film breaches the highest-grossing movie of all time, beating out the likes of Avatar and Titanic.
The director alongside co-director and brother, Joe Russo, spoke with Cleveland-based news site, Cleveland, to express his disbelief of the event. When asked how it feels to know just how big Endgame wound up being he answered by calling it surreal, hard to process, and how it’s weird that he surpassed films directed by Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and George Lucas.
It feels surreal; it’s a very hard idea to process. Somebody wrote recently that for the first time in 45 years, the highest-grossing movie ever was not directed by [Steven] Spielberg, [James] Cameron or [George] Lucas. Those are all our heroes; those are all people [who] we grew up watching their movies, and studying their films to learn how to become filmmakers, so it’s weird. It’s hard to process.
What’s next for the Russo Brothers?
The directors were later asked their plans to continue their comic book film legacy. Their response was that they do wish to and will likely continue to create more films, but they don’t have plans.
The duo worked on Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and most recently Avengers: Endgame. The duo, though, are putting their time to their upcoming 2020 project, Cherry.
Cherry is about a PTSD ridden vet that turns to a life of bank robberies to sustain his drug addiction. The film is based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Nico Walker, a bank robber who is currently serving his 11-year prison sentence.