Marvel Studios doesn’t produce box office flops, period. Even the MCU movies that have been unable to ignite the hearts of critics with cosmic joy, and the ones that have become the butt of many jokes for being the worst in the world. Infinity saga – Stand up Thor: The Dark World for many, it still brings in the kind of gross income that other movies would love to have as a given. However, in Marvel terms, the Joe and Anthony Russo they have become the biggest hitters in Marvel canon.
We are talking outside the park, through the parking lot and into the distance with a trail of fire in its wake. His four-film career, which began with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I’m going through Captain America: Civil War and culminated with Avengers: infinity war and Avengers Endgame delivered the Marvel box office record in 2019 and brought a soft ending to Marvel’s Infinity Saga after 22 interconnected movies, before Spider-Man: Far From Home provided a coda leading to the next phase of the Marvel plan.
Of course, from that point on, the bigger question has been, when will the Russians return to direct their next Marvel epic? In the new book, The history of Marvel Studios: the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Russians discuss what it is that makes them want to go back to work on another Marvel movie one day, which the pair have hinted at previously in other interviews.
“We laugh a lot, and that’s really important.” joe russian it says in the book. “We all have a very similar sense of humor, and we spend a lot of time joking around and enjoying each other’s company for very long and difficult hours, whether in the story room, on set or in the editing room. The world supports and encourages each other. You can’t do something as important as the two most expensive movies ever made, in a row, without that kind of environment. I just wouldn’t survive. There’s no other way to get over it than with warmth and laughter. “
“It starts with his very specific passion for the material,” added Anthony Russo. “That’s a big part. Because of the connectivity they have between what they do, what they say, what they think and the actual work, everything is in synchronicity. Everything is connected. As difficult as these films were to make, the The process with them couldn’t have been easier. “
When Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney for the day and date of publication of Black widow became common knowledge, Joe Russo commented on his uncertainty about working with Marvel again, but after that issue was resolved, he seemed to be back on board, although in a Variety interview he did not engage in a discussion about whether he had already conversations on going. In that interview, he said it would be “inappropriate for us to comment on a deal if we were in the middle of it. I’m glad the lawsuit has been settled. I think it was indicative of a significant change that has been happening.” resolution says a lot about respect for artists who advance in this changing landscape. “
He continued: “On a personal level, I’m more interested in the diversity of storytelling. I think the world is a better place the more diverse voices can be heard … All my favorite things in the last five years are outside of Hollywood. I think that this is important because the artists are doing it with individuality and a fresh perspective that is not contaminated or affected by the machine that we have in Hollywood. “
In 2019, the Russos were quoted in multiple articles saying that a story that would lead them back to Marvel’s orbit would be Secret wars. In recent months, there have been many reports that suggest that somewhere in Marvel’s future, that story is unfolding and is the “end” of the next phases of the MCU, so with all that in mind, there are few. I would bet against seeing Joe and Anthony Russo return for another large part of event narration in the years to come.
The current list of Marvel movies brings Eternal hitting theaters next week, and the long-awaited Spider-Man: No Way Home completing 2021 with its release on December 17, along with the Disney + series Hawkeye which debuts with two episodes on November 24. The excerpts from previous books come from ComicBook.com.