Russo Brothers Launch Getaway Productions at Sony, Name Mike Larocca as President

“Captain America: Civil War” directors tap former Chernin Entertainment executive to lead new venture

Last Updated: March 27, 2015 @ 1:18 PM

Joe and Anthony Russo, the Marvel Universe’s sibling director duo, have opened Getaway Production at Sony Pictures, TheWrap has learned. The brothers named former Chernin Entertainment executive Mike Larocca as president.

The Russos have a previously announced three-year first look deal for features at the studio, announced on the heels of Marvel and Sony’s partnership to introduce a new Spider-Man to the Marvel slate, before headlining his own solo film.

Joe and Anthony teamed for the critically acclaimed “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” which far surpassed the first Chris Evans-starring project. After “Civil War,” which will feature Robert Downey Jr.‘s Ironman as antagonist, they’ll take the reins from Joss Whedon and direct the epic tw0-part “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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

“We’re thrilled to make a home at Sony Pictures, and to be partnering with the entire team,” the directors said. “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.”

In addition to their Marvel duties the Russos are also developing a “Ghostbusters” update with Channing Tatum, one that would serve as a male counterpart to Paul Feig’s female-powered “Ghostbusters” movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.