The Russo Brothers are known for creating and/or coordinating action-packed live-action films such as Extraction, 21 Bridges, and various Marvel Studios films. Superfudge will be the first animated picture that the two siblings have worked on together. They’re now closing up production and directing duties on The Gray Man, starring Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War). They’re also working on a sequel to Extraction with Chris Hemsworth, a member of the Avengers.
Disney has been swiftly scaling up production on a variety of original movies and television episodes for its Disney+ streaming service. Because Superfudge is based on one of numerous books in the same series, the streaming service may opt to adapt more of Blume’s bestselling books into movies or episodes in the future. Although it is too early to say what the property’s future with Disney+ will be, the fact that such a high-profile team as the Russo Bros. is working on the project is encouraging.
During the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, Disney Branded Television President Ayo Davis unveiled the Disney+ movie project, which would be produced by the Russo Brothers, the directors of Avengers: Endgame. AGBO, the Russo Brothers’ company, is producing it, with Amos Vernon and Nunzio Randazzo composing the music. The screenplay for Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania: Transformania was recently written by Vernon and Nunzio.
Superfudge, one of Judy Blume’s best-selling children’s books, is now being developed as an animated picture by Joe and Anthony Russo for Disney’s streaming platform. The Superfudge children’s book was published in 1980 and is the third instalment in the Fudge series, following Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The book was originally turned into a television series called Fudge, which aired from 1995 to 1997.