Russo Brothers are at an “impasse” with Marvel Studios to direct another film after Scarlett Johansson lawsuit

By Stephen Ippolito | September 4th, 2021

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal published an article that gave an in-delph look at Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney. Buried in it was a bombshell story about the Russo Brothers’ future involvement with MCU.

According to the post, Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo had been negotiating with the studio about directing another film. However, those talks hit an “impasse” after news of Johansson’s lawsuit broke.

“Since the lawsuit, brothers Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, directors of Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame,” the highest-grossing movie of all time, hit an impasse in negotiations to direct another Marvel movie. The Johansson dispute left them unsure how their next movie would be distributed and how they would be paid, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Hopefully, down the line, this “impasse” between the two parties will break. If the box office stabilizes over the next year, I can’t see Disney not ponying up to pay the Russo’s, who are like royalty to Marvel fans.

As for what film they were in talks to work on, the report didn’t say. However, speculation has already begun that it was the next Avengers film that could involve the Secret Wars storyline.

The brothers have made it no secret over the years that they want to adapt the famous Marvel Comics story released from 1984-85. Last year, the two said that a Secret Wars film would be bigger than both Infinity War and Endgame.

Other possibly films they could have been talking about are Captain America 4 or even an X-Men film.  I think it’s clear that fans are very much hoping that it was Secret Wars.

I’m sure more information will come out in the next couple of months, so stay posted.

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