Joseph Russo and Anthony Russo have been a major creative force behind the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but now they are moving on to new projects. At the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the brothers unveiled a poster for their upcoming movie ‘Cherry’ starring Tom Holland. They were at the San Diego Comic-Con talking about 'Avengers: Endgame' and their future projects.
Talking about why they cast Holland for this movie and also for the role of Spider-Man the directors said that he is someone they want to work with on almost all of their projects. They also revealed that ‘Cherry’ will be an R-rated film.
'Cherry' will be based on a book written by Nico Walker. The script for the movie has been developed by Jessica Goldberg. It is based on the true-life story of the author, a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme undiagnosed PTSD, fell prey to opioid addiction and began robbing banks. Walker was caught and convicted in 2011 and is scheduled to be released in 2020.
The Russos also said that after their success with the MCU, they now want to use their status to tell very important personal stories and help uplift other artists.
‘Avengers: Endgame’ has become arguably the most popular franchise movie of all time. The penultimate movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3, ‘Endgame’ brought the epic story of the Infinity Saga, spanning over 20 movies, to a final conclusion. The film's story followed the superhero team known as the Avengers as they attempted to defeat the intergalactic tyrant Thanos.
The Russo brothers served as directors for both ‘Endgame’ and its prequel ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, as well as ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’.
Since its birth in 2008 with the first ‘Iron Man’ movie, the MCU has become a cultural phenomenon. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has made over $2 billion in box office revenue and is one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Its intricate plot, filled with references and easter eggs that called back to previous MCU movies, has been praised by critics and fans alike.
The movie starred Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye and Josh Brolin as Thanos, along with Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, and Gwyneth Paltrow.