Over the course of 10 films, multiple TV series, and dozens of novels and comic books, countless characters of Star Wars have debuted for fans to connect with. Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Avengers: Endgame, have always shared their love towards the galaxy far, far away and of course, for Star Wars. The filmmakers are currently promoting the home video release of Endgame, leading them to an appearance on The Star Wars Show to reveal the characters in the franchise that they most looked up to growing up.
“Han Solo was the biggest influence on me as far as a role model,” Anthony admitted.
Joe pointed out, “Mine was Boba Fett, so there was no competition there.”
They continued admiring and pointed out other powerful characters in the series.
“I think Luke Skywalker is the most quintessential hero and the most identifiable hero,” Joe explained.
Anthony added, “And certainly Darth Vader. We love complicated villains and complicated relationships between protagonists and antagonists…”
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“When we sat down with Marvel the first time, we met with them about it and talked about the relationship between Cap and Bucky,” Joe recalled. “And we said, ‘It’s a Star Wars relationship.’ You have a villain that is related to the hero. Although they’re not actual relations, they grew up together. They’re like brothers. That creates the richest, most profound kind of storytelling when you have that close of a relationship between your hero and villain.”
This conversation with the filmmakers confirmed their desire to enter the world of Star Wars.
Russo brothers: fans of Star War franchise
“I sat in a theatre when I was 11 years old and watched [Star Wars:] The Empire Strikes Back from 10 in the morning until 10 at night the day it came out,” Joe revealed. “To say we’re obsessed with Star Wars is an understatement. We’d absolutely love to do a Star Wars film.”
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