Avengers: Endgame not only marked the end of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers' Marvel Cinematic Universe stories but also the conclusion of a narrative co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo began in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. After directing the second and third installments of the Captain America franchise, the brothers then helmed Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame before finally taking a well-earned break from the MCU.
However, the directing duo might not stop there. While appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Russos were asked which characters could bring them back to the Marvel fold.
"I grew on up [John] Byrne's X-Men run," Joe answered. "Ben Grimm was a favorite character growing up, the Thing. And Fantastic Four is now in the Marvel fold. There's a lot. Silver Surfer is an amazing character. Going really big in cosmic would be a lot of fun. So there's a lot of things that could attract us."
However, it's not just the characters that may bring them back -- it's the storytelling possibilities that come from an overarching narrative.
"I think after you go on the journey that we went on –—because there is a comprehensive narrative, an overarching story from Winter Soldier all the way to the end of Endgame that involves Tony and Cap, through Civil War, through Infinity War — I think that scale of ambition in storytelling is a bug that's bit us," he added. "And we're compelled to tell more stories on that scale, with that sort of years-long ambition to them."
"I mean, look, working with Kevin [Feige] and Louis D'Esposito and Victoria Alonzo has been the most rewarding collaboration we've had in our entire career," Joe continued. "They're like family to us now. We're all very, very close to one another, and we miss each other. So I'm sure we'll find something that we can do together soon."
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.
(via SyFy Wire)