Avengers: Infinity War Directors Would Love To Work With The X-Men


They’ve waged a Civil War and crafted an unmissable event movie in Marvel’s Infinity War, so what’s next for Joe and Anthony Russo? You know, after Avengers 4

Well, a feature film adaptation of Secret Wars is one potential avenue for the Russo Brothers to explore (and screenwriters Christoper Markus and Stephen McFeely, perhaps?), though it’ll be some time before Marvel’s pool of creators gain access to the X-Men and many of the other characters that make up Jim Shooter’s immense crossover.

That’s because the Disney-Fox merger is yet to be finalized, but providing everything falls into place, and the Mouse House opens the floodgates to the X-Men, Fantastic Four and the irreverent Deadpool, Joe Russo believes it’ll herald the MCU’s next evolution:

We’ve had the best experience of our careers with Marvel. We have a great working relationship with them and we love telling these stories. It’d really be a function of, what is the story, if we do stick around. Certainly it’s enticing and exciting when you have all these Fox characters about to show up. It’s an incredibly complex universe to keep building out.

His brother and directing partner, Anthony Russo, was quick to point out that the acquisition is yet to be consummated, and at least for the time being, it doesn’t affect the current timeframe of Avengers 4 and the remainder of Phase 3.

I think…where that specific deal is at right now, it’s not at the point where we can start working with those characters on a creative level yet. We’d love to, and hopefully it’ll all work out someday, but not in the timeframe of these movies that we’re making right now.

Secret Wars

In closing, Joe Russo name-dropped Marvel’s “Secret Wars” as the “most important” comic book during his own upbringing, and we know from previous interviews that the filmmaker is pretty keen to see that comic projected onto the big screen.

That was a big comic for me as a kid. I had all of it. I think that was probably the most important book to me.

Closer to home, the Russo Brothers have undeniably struck gold with Avengers: Infinity War, which is pacing to break $1 billion worldwide by Friday.

Source: Variety