By Stephen Ippolito | April 22nd, 2020
When it comes to comic book movies, Joe and Anthony Russo will forever be praised by fans for their work they did with Marvel Studios. The directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, delivered on every film they did with the studio. When their work on Endgame finished in 2019, both said they would take a break from Marvel films but did not rule out a return. In an interview with Comic Book.com’s Brandon Davis, the brothers discussed how they continue to stay connected with people at the studio.
“We’ve talked to [Marvel chief creative officer] Kevin [Feige] and [Marvel Studios co-president] Lou [D’Esposito] all the time at Marvel. [Marvel Studios executive Vice President of Production] Victoria [Alonso]. They’re all your friends of ours. Texting, seeing how everyone’s doing. We get together with Lou for regular dinners once a month and there’s always conversations going on. I think, you know, when we all land on with the right project is for us all to team back up on what, we’ll jump in feet first for sure.”Joe and Anthony Russo talking to Comic Book.com
It’s not surprising that they still talk to people at Marvel. When you’re able to work productively with a studio for that long, relationships develop.
As for what projects the Russo’s would return for, in the past, they have said on multiple occasions that they would want to direct an adaptation of Secret Wars. Although it was popular during its run (1984-85), a lot of comic book fans today will tell you that the overall story lacked in quality. They will also say the only reason the series was made was because Marvel had a toy licensing deal with Mattel that capitalized on it.
Either way, it’s good to see the Brothers still have a relationship with the Marvel. Hopefully, when it comes time for another Avengers film to be made, they are who the studio turns to.