In recent years, the Russo Brothers have received critical acclaim for their work behind the camera on both the Captain America franchise and the Avengers franchise. Culminating in the release of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame which generated nearly $3 billion in box office receipts, it is completely understandable why the duo has become so revered. While the creative minds at Marvel remain hard at work despite this seemingly signaling the end of an era, Joe and Anthony Russo are ready to move onto the next chapter of their lives and explore new avenues in their budding careers. They will still be working alongside Disney for their next project however, and it certainly goes in a different direction than the work they have become notorious for: the Russo Brothers are set to adapt the classic children’s novel Superfudge into a new Disney+ series, with some other impressive names attached to produce the project alongside the directing duo.
Originally written in 1980 by revered children’s author Judy Blume, Superfudge captures the story of the typical American family as they expand and welcome new faces into their fledgling families. In this case it’s the Hatcher family, who welcome a new baby girl into the world amidst planning to move from New York City to a more suburban area of New Jersey. This leaves their 4-year-old son Fudge jealous as he must contest with his new sister, Tootsie, for their attention, and it isn’t a competition he is prepared to lose. What ensues is an array of Dennis the Menace-esque hi-jinks including attempting to get rid of his sister altogether that only a children’s author could come up with, and only one as good as the esteemed Judy Blume. Her classic children’s story is in good hands with the Russo Brothers, and they’re being backed up by some equally impressive names in Eva Longoria and Reese Witherspoon who are set to produce the series alongside the brothers. Further details about the project remain sparse, however Disney+ subscribers can remain on the lookout for further updates about Disney’s latest project set to hit their streaming service in the coming future in their adaptation of Superfudge, courtesy of the Russo Brothers.
While almost certainly not the action-packed affair the filmmaking duo have become best known for, it is certainly an interesting direction for the Russo Brothers. They definitely picked a project of their caliber in adapting the work of Judy Blume, who many of us likely remember from our days in elementary school or possibly from reading them to our own children. Nonetheless, it is of no doubt that the brothers have the talent to pull it off and it will just be interesting to see what they come up with for their Disney+ adaptation of Superfudge.