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How 'The Captain America: Civil War' directors went from cult creators to superhero wranglers

How 'The Captain America: Civil War' directors went from cult creators to superhero wranglers

The Russo brothers might be nerd royalty now — having directed 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and this summer's sequel, "Civil War," before being entrusted with Marvel's crown jewel, "The Avengers" — but when they shot the pilot for the cult TV series "Arrested Development," their dailies terrified a Fox executive.

"They called us up after seeing the first day of dailies, we were on set on Day 2, and they said, 'This is a disaster!'" Anthony Russo recalls of his early work on the 2003 comedy series created by Ron Howard and Mitch Hurwitz.

"To be fair, we were running four or five cameras at a time,"...

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