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Avengers: Endgame directors the Russo brothers may be done with the Marvel universe (for now), but they’ve revealed what it would take for them to come back.
The pair directed a number of outings in the MCU, culminating in this year’s Avengers blockbuster, and admitted that they could be enticed back by the X-Men or Fantastic Four.
That’s certainly a possibility now in the wake of the Disney-Fox merger, and the Russos explained that the X-Men were a big part of their growing-up.
“I grew on up [John] Byrne’s X-Men run. Ben Grimm was a favourite character growing up, the Thing. And Fantastic Four is now in the Marvel fold. There’s a lot,” Joe told SYFY.
“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.”
Joe added that if they were to return, it would be for a multi-movie arc on the scale of Avengers rather than something smaller-scale.
“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 continued.
“And we’re compelled to tell more stories on that scale, with that sort of years-long ambition to them.”
The Russos have previously said they would be interested in returning to the MCU for something related to Fantastic Four and X-Men.