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
“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.