Episode 01 - Avengers: Endgame
Anthony & Joe Russo, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
An in depth conversation with the filmmakers of the biggest movie of all time - Avengers: Endgame. Guests: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus.
In the premier episode of Hollywood Unscripted, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely discuss creating in the Marvel universe (2:08), working in writing/directing teams, the changing landscape of film, the metrics in moviemaking and telling the story that you want to tell.
Starting with how they developed the idea and creation of Endgame, they delve into how they developed the big themes of the movie, especially the unifying theme that you cannot change your own destiny (3:56).
They discuss how to write in a new character (Captain Marvel) before she is even created (5:11) and how the movie changed and evolved over time during development (7:48).
Other topics include 'writing yourself into a corner' (15:25) and of course, how to make an epic film (22:10) when you must keep the audience interested and involved, knowing you will eventually be breaking all of their hearts (38:00).