"We have to pick Priyanka. We are huge fans."
The Russo Brothers are friends with Priyanka Chopra and would not choose anyone, even Deepika Padukone, over her.
The director duo are producing Priyanka Chopra’s debut web show, Citadel.
When they were recently asked to choose between Priyanka and Deepika for a new Captain Marvel, they chose the former without batting an eyelid.
Priyanka’s fan page on Instagram shared a video from the recent press conference of The Russo Brothers’ film, The Gray Man, along with Dhanush, in Mumbai.
In a candid chat, when they were asked to choose between Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone as the next Captain Marvel, they said:
“We have to pick Priyanka. We are huge fans, big fans. We are very good friends. We are working on a project. We are producing a show, Citadel.”
The Russo Brothers have always praised Priyanka in their interviews.
Talking to Indian Express about Priyanka Chopra, Joe Russo had said in 2021: “She’s an incredible star. I mean I think she has been amazing.
“We just had a table read of the show a couple of days ago and it was fantastic.”
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo directed a mid-credits scene in Captain Marvel, that had the titular character meeting Avengers.
Brie Larson played Captain Marvel in the 2019 film.
Priyanka recently wrapped up the shoot of Citadel. Talking to Collider about the show, she said in December of 2021:
“There is nothing like Citadel on television, I think. It’s extremely high scale, extremely finessed action, and stunts, but at the same time it’s a drama and it has heart.
“So, I think there is really nothing like that on TV right now and that is one of the big reasons I really wanted to do it.
“Doing something for multiple episodes… you know it’s a commitment.”
It is being created for Amazon Prime Video and also stars Richard Madden.
The actor wrapped up the shoot of the upcoming spy-thriller series in June 2022.
She had also taken to Instagram to write: “And it’s finally a wrap! Thank you to everyone who made this mammoth task possible and fun. Thanks, Atlanta. See you next time.”
Priyanka Chopra has Hollywood films Ending Things and It’s All Coming Back in the pipeline.
She will also be featuring in a Hindi film, Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa, co-starring Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.