While directors Anthony and Joe Russo are on a post-Avengers: Endgame break, that doesn’t mean they’re done with Marvel. In fact, they’ve already give a lot of thought about the characters they want to tackle if they return. 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.”
Avengers: Endgame is available now on home video and Digital HD.
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