The Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony, have helmed some of Marvel’s biggest and most successful films. After putting together Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, the two stepped away, seemingly for good. But could they come back? The right project, Marvel’s Secret Wars, has them dreaming, they said speaking to Deadline.
“Our love for Marvel is based on the books that we read as kids, the books that we fell in love with,” Joe Russo said. “The one series that we adored growing up was Secret Wars. It’s incredibly ambitious. It would be bigger than Infinity War and Endgame. But it’s a massive undertaking. Those two movies were very hard to make. So trying to imagine making another two movies even bigger than those two? We’re going to have to sleep on that.”
The MCU is growing faster than ever as Marvel Studios tries to catch up with everything it had planned during the pandemic, and Phase 4’s runtime is already on the verge of topping that of the first three phases combined thanks to the glut of Disney+ shows released so far. The studio has introduced characters like US Agent, Clea, Starfox (not that Starfox), and more through those shows and post-credit scenes. Now that an MCU character finally uttered the M-word at the tail end of the Ms. Marvel finale, it feels like the expanded universe is ready to burst at the seams despite feeling less interconnected than ever.