Russo Brothers Tease What Could Be Their ‘Biggest Movie’ Yet
The Russo brothers are aiming high with a new project they're eyeing up, having said they'd love to bring Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars to life for the Marvel Cinematic Universe - promising it would be 'even bigger' than the hugely popular 23-movie Infinity Saga.
Joe and Anthony Russo, who have directed four major Marvel films together including the box office hit Avengers: Endgame.
Now they're talking about taking on Secret Wars, a 12-issue comic book limited series published between 1984 and 1985 by Marvel Comics.
It saw heroes and villains teleported to a planet called Battleworld by the Beyonder, who orders them to all kill their enemies to obtain their deepest desires.
Speaking to BroBible Joe referred to Secret Wars as 'event-storytelling at its finest', and said he felt intrigued by the idea of villains teaming up with heroes, having often played around with such 'complicated relationships' before in their films.
He said: "I read that when I was 10 or 11, and it was the scale of getting all of the heroes together. It was one of the first major books to do that - that was really event-storytelling to me at its finest. And what happens when you put all of those personalities together. I also like the idea of villains having to team up with heroes.
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"Anth and I like complicated relationships between heroes and villains, we like villains who believe they're heroes in their own stories, so it's all sort of built into this notion of Secret Wars. To execute something on the scale of Infinity War was directly related to the dream of Secret Wars, which is even larger in scale."
Anthony added: "It would be the biggest movie you could possibly imagine, so that's what really excites us about the story - the ambition of it is even bigger than the ambition of the Infinity Saga."
It's a fairly bold promise, given just how successful the Infinity Saga has been with Marvel fans - with Endgame alone raking in a spectacular $2.743 billion at the global box office, nudging James Cameron's epic sci-fi flick Avatar out of the way to become the biggest box office opening of all time.
Hey, if the brothers are up for the challenge, I don't think anyone will be stepping in their way. Bring it on.
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