The Russo Brothers Might Not Direct Another MCU Movie

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It seems as though the Russo brothers (not to be confused with the Mario Brothers), might not direct another Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie.

Why? What’s going on? What happened…? Well, let’s try and answer all those questions for you guys.

It all has to do with Scarlett Johansson’s recent lawsuit against Disney for the release of Black Widow on Disney Plus.

It was revealed by The Wall Street Journal one possible outcome of Johnasson’s lawsuit is that it’s caused Anthony and Joe Russo to think twice about returning to direct another movie in the MCU.

Wow. Imagine how pissed off Marvel’s President, Kevin Feige must be right now!

The Russo brothers have directed a bucket load of movies for Marvel.

Let’s list them: So, there was Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

That was followed by Captain America: Civil War.

Then Avengers: Infinity War, and finally Avengers: Endgame.

All of these movies made a huge amount of money at the box office for both Marvel Studios and Disney.

The Russo Brothers might be leaving the MCU for good

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The Russo Brothers are massive money-spinners for the House Of Mouse, so this isn’t good news for them at all!

They had been talking about the possibility of returning to the MCU to direct an adaptation of Secret Wars.

They’ve also talked about wanting to return to the MCU and get to re-cast Wolverine.

However, according to The Wall Street Journal’s report, this might not be on the cards anymore.

The Wall Street Journal added in their report that that since the lawsuit has been filed that the Russo Brothers have “hit an impasse in negotiations to direct another Marvel movie” and that the discord between talent and the studio “left them unsure how their next movie would be distributed and how they would be paid.” 

The Russo Brothers have declined to comment on the initial report, but we’ll keep you informed of any new developments in this story.

What do you make of all of this? Do you think this could be a huge problem for Marvel and Disney’s relationship moving forward?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and we do read all of them.

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