Disney CEO Bob Iger has a constructive response to the notion of Avengers: Endgame administrators Joe and Anthony Russo shifting on to direct a Star Wars movie. The highest-tier filmmakers within the MCU as of the second, the directing duo boarded the franchise again in 2014 with Captain America: The Winter Soldier which elevated Steve Rogers’ story to new heights. Because of a job nicely completed, they have been tapped to work on Captain America: Civil Struggle in 2016 which had a a lot greater solid than their earlier movie, and but, they by some means made it work. With two stable contributions to the universe, there wasn’t any query that the gig to wrap up The Infinity Saga was theirs.
Quick-forward to 2018 when the start of the end result of the 22-film arc that the MCU has been treading since Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity Struggle hit theaters and was typically well-received, everybody’s anticipation for Endgame intensified. And with the revelation that they caught the touchdown for the film regardless of all odds following its roll out this weekend, many are trying ahead to what they do subsequent. And from the seems to be of it, they will simply nab a job at Lucasfilm to doubtlessly direct a Star Wars undertaking.
On the heels of Endgame‘s large field opening haul of $1.2 billion, somebody recommended on Iger on Twitter to get the Russos for the beloved area opera. And whereas the Disney government did not say something concrete about planning to rent the pair for Star Wars, Iger did say that he loves them. Whether or not or not that is a sign for the Russos’ future within the galaxy far, far-off stays to be seen. However it does assist realizing that somebody who has that form of government energy just like the work that they do.
Assuming that the Russos ultimately be a part of Star Wars, they may observe a few MCU administrators who’ve additionally labored on the beloved galactic saga. Jon Favreau, who kicked off Marvel Studios’ interconnected franchise with Iron Man, and Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi are each concerned with The Mandalorian – a high-production TV collection for Disney+. However after all, whereas nobody’s discrediting the work that the Russos did within the MCU, it is also value noting that an enormous a part of their success is their team-up with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely who wrote all their movies within the franchise.
At this level, a number of of the upcoming Star Wars movies don’t have administrators hooked up (David Benioff & D.B. Weiss are solely writing and producing their collection). However with the looming break for the franchise after J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it would take some time earlier than followers see a Russo-helmed movie from that franchise. That stated, it does not imply that work on creating new reveals and movies cease. With the directing duo leaving the MCU, they’re set to concentrate on a few of their different tasks like true-life drama Cherry the place they may reunite with Tom Holland, so Iger and Lucasfilm might need to lock them down as early as doable. If something, they have been vocal about eager to direct an image set within the galaxy far far-off so it won’t be that troublesome to recruit them.
Supply: Bob Iger
Key Launch Dates
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) launch date: Dec 20, 2019