Russo Brothers pick Priyanka Chopra over Deepika Padukone as new Captain Marvel, Here is why

The Russo Brothers are pals with Priyanka Chopra and would not selected anyone, even Deepika Padukone, over her. The director team are working on Priyanka’s debut web show, Citadel. When they were newly asked to select between Priyanka and Deepika for a fresh Captain Marvel, they chose the former without batting an eyelid.

Priyanka’s fan page on Instagram posted a clip from the recent press conference of The Russo Brothers’ movie, The Gray Man, along with Dhanush, in Mumbai. In a candid conversation, when they were inquired to select between Priyanka and Deepika Padukone as the successive Captain Marvel, they told, “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 applauded Priyanka in their talk. Speaking to Indianexpress.com about Priyanka, Joe Russo had told last year, “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 spectacle in Captain Marvel, that had the titular star meeting Avengers. Brie Larson had played Captain Marvel in the 2019 movie.

Priyanka completed the filming of Citadel a few weeks ago. Speaking to Collider about the show, she told in December last year, “There is nothing like Citadel on television, I think. It’s extremely high scale, extremely finessed action, 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.”

Priyanka has Hollywood movies Ending Things and It’s All Coming Back in her kitty. She will also be starring in a Hindi movie – Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa, co-starring Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.