(Hollywood Reporter Exclusive) The directing team behind Marvel’s ‘Captain America’ franchise and the upcoming ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ films are planting their flag in the booming Chinese market.
Anthony and Joe Russo, the sibling director duo behind Marvel’s Captain America franchise, are setting up shop in China.
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In a hush-hush deal last week, the brothers secured financing for Anthem & Song, a startup studio to be based in Los Angeles and Beijing, which will develop and produce Chinese-language films for the country’s booming theatrical market.
In 2015, China’s box office grew an astounding 49 percent. It is expected to surpass North America next year as the largest theatrical market in the world.