Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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...

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