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Winter Soldier directors, the Russo brothers, sign on with Sony Pictures

March 3rd, 2015 by Marc Comments


The Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo have signed a three-year first-look deal for feature films with Sony.

This is very interesting, given the recent teaming of Marvel and Sony on the new Spider-man venture.

Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad said: “Joe and Anthony Russo are terrifically exciting filmmakers with a sensibility that matches the tastes of audiences worldwide.”

The brothers themselves added: “We’re thrilled to make a home at Sony Pictures, and to be partnering with the entire team. The studio has created an environment that is not only collaborative, but truly filmmaker-friendly and we’re excited to begin developing both new and ambitious material with them.”

The brothers’ next movie with Marvel is Captain America: Civil War and with rumours persisting that the new Spider-man will debut in that movie, it has us wondering just how attached the brothers are with the new Spidey movies; but we’re going to put our necks on the line and say ‘very’.

The Russos’ deal with Sony begins in April and we’ll keep you up-to-date with developments.

Source: The Wrap

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….