The Russo Brothers may not be done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe just yet. The co-directors, who are behind two of the most popular MCU installments, would be open to continue working with Marvel Studios once they finish Avengers 4.
Appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, directors Joe and Anthony Russo discussed their upcoming project, Avengers: Infinity War, and revealed that they'd be happy to return after Avengers 4. "Our relationship with Marvel has been one of the strongest creative relationships we’ve had in our careers. We’re really proud of the movies that we’ve been able to make with them and we’ve had an amazing time doing it," Anthony Russo said. "We haven’t talked about doing anything beyond these movies simply because we still have a mountain to climb with these two films."
"The one thing we’ve always really admired about Kevin Feige and Marvel is they have a very, even though they’re building an interconnected narrative through many, many films over many years, they have a very disciplined one movie at a time attitude, as well, which I think is very very helpful to the creative process of fashioning the individual film," he continued. "So we’re basically really focused on what we’re doing now, but we would certainly be open to working with them."
Infinity War is less than 100 days from theatrical release, and its untitled sequel is deep into filming. Beyond that, Marvel Studios is playing coy regarding its slate, though we know they have at least another 20 movies in mind. The film slate includes Black Widow, which recently entered development; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, set for a 2020 release; and the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film opens May 4.