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Marvel Men: The Directors Behind the Avengers: Infinity War Phenomenon

Evening Program

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Code: 1L0197

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You won’t find Joe Russo and Anthony Russo wearing capes or tights, but these brothers have some pretty impressive superpowers at the box office.

The directors of two previous Captain America blockbusters, their new entry in the series, Avengers: Infinity War, is already packing spectacular ticket power before its late April release. Fandango reports that its pre-release sales outperformed those of the past seven Marvel Cinematic Universe movies—combined!

Industry buzz predicts the biggest opening weekend of all time for the new superhero saga. Join the Russos just a few days afterward for an evening of behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories highlighted by clips from Avengers: Infinity War. And get a first look at some of the Marvel film props they will donate to the collection of the National Museum of American History.

In a conversation with Linda Holmes of NPR’s entertainment and pop-culture blog Monkey See, they discuss how they transported the adventures of Marvel’s iconic superheroes from the page to the screen—and what it feels like to be this moment’s rulers of the box office universe.

Location
George Washington University
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St NW (21st & H)
Metro: Foggy Bottom