Speaking candidly about the properties they could now take on after their journey at Marvel, Joe Russo commented saying that his favorite DC character was Batman and therefore getting the chance to present his take on the caped crusader would be the ideal next step. He said the following:
“As far as what I collected as a kid, I collected Batman. [That] was one of the DC characters I collected. So it would have to be Batman.”
The future of Batman in film at this time is in question after Ben Affleck stepped down as both director and Dark Knight for the upcoming fittingly titled The Batman.
Director Matt Reeves is currently working on the upcoming Batman project, however no word on story or casting of the superhero have yet been announced.
To further strain the situation, Warner Bros. repeatedly pushed back the expected release date, as the movie currently stands to be released in 2021, with a script still not complete and filming reportedly beginning in 2020.
Joe, along with his brother Anthony Russo, have been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise since directing Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014. They have since become one of Marvel’s most prominent directors as they have now directed three further movies with Captain America: Civil War in 2016, Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, and the most recent Avengers: Endgame this year, bringing their total to four. This makes them the most-used directors in the MCU just topping James Gunn for his Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy.
The Russo Brothers next project in-development is with current Spider-Man actor Tom Holland in Cherry. It follows a former army medic who turns to drugs to cope with his PTSD. In an effort to pay off his rising debt caused by the addiction, he turns to a life of crime and becomes a serial bank robber.
Meanwhile, the Russo Brothers next scheduled project, this time as producers, will be 21 Bridges, starring another Marvel Cinematic Universe actor Chadwick Boseman from Black Panther.
The directing duo are currently reaping the rewards of their latest movie Avengers: Endgame, reported to be their last in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and seemingly on track to finally topple Avatar from the top of the all-time box office.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Evangeline Lilly, Jon Favreau, Paul Rudd, and Brie Larson. Check out the synopsis below:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.”
Avengers: Infinity War is now on Digital and Blu-ray, while Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters.
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