Anthony and Joe Russo directed Avengers: Endgame, which went on to be the highest-grossing film of all time. The Russo brothers have since produced Extraction, the most successful Netflix original movie, and have just broken yet another record for the highest budget for a Netflix movie with their new project, The Gray Man. But there’s one thing that would pull them back to Marvel.
Talking to Bro Bible, the Russos were questioned about earlier comments they’ve made about Secret Wars, an 80s comic run in which a cosmic entity transports many of Marvel’s heroes to the planet “Battleworld” to fight against various foes. According to Joe Russo, this comic was big for him as a child–and he’d love to help realize it on-screen.
“I read that when I was 10 or 11, and it was the scale of getting all of the heroes together,” Joe recalls. “It was one of the first major books to do that–that was really event-storytelling to me at its finest.” He also enjoyed that the heroes and villains had to team up at various points. “(Anthony) and I like complicated relationships between heroes and villains, we like villains who believe they’re heroes in their own stories,” he says.