Looking at the filmographies of filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo you wouldn’t necessarily predict that they would be cut out for blockbuster filmmaking. The brothers made their feature debut in 2002 directing the small crime comedy Welcome To Collinwood, followed that up with the 2006 Owen Wilson vehicle You, Me and Dupree, and spent the time in-between and since working on various critically-acclaimed television shows like Community and Arrested Development. They had us all scratching our heads when they were hired by Marvel Studios back in 2012 to make Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but the reality is that they have pulled off something spectacular.

The brand new Marvel Studios film is heading to theaters this Friday, but it was a couple weeks back that I had the chance to sit down with the Russo brothers to discuss their new film. As you can see in the video above, we touched on a number of interesting aspects of the project, from their specific influences in both the fight and car chase scenes to translating the weirder elements of the comic book source material from the page to the screen.

As a bonus, let’s also take a look back at the Russo’s less blockbuster-y past and the path that led them to comic book movie glory:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in theaters on April 4th, and you can watch my interview with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige right here.

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