Joe and Anthony Russo (also known as the Russo brothers), the director duo responsible for the success behind the MCU have been making the rounds around the internet for their latest film, The Gray Man. Another idea of a film collab with The Weeknd was thought up by the duo but fans of the MCU had their own opinions regarding the whole deal.
What the Russo brothers want with The Weeknd
In a tweet by Rolling Stone, it is reported that the director duo approached the 4th-ranking artist of all time on Spotify, Abel Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd. The Russo brothers wanted to make an experimental musical film with the collaboration The Weeknd with the duo. The fans, however, quickly requested them to return back to their roots, back in the MCU.
Fans quickly tweeted their opinions regarding this idea, not all were in line with what the director imagined.
The Russo Brothers reached out to The Weeknd about developing an experimental musical movie together.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) July 21, 2022
Knowing the Russo brothers, that musical is going to the most visually bland musical film ever.
— mastersnackboy (@rodolfocortez04) July 21, 2022
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How about they reach out to Hugh Jackman about developing an experiential Secret Wars
— New York Take Exchange (@NYTakeExchange) July 21, 2022
How about we replace the Russo Brothers… Like in everything
— Jeffrey Estrada (@MrJaec) July 21, 2022
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When the Russo Brothers left the MCU
When the Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit with Disney, that was when the Russo Brothers decided to bid the studio adieu. Their concerns were lying about the terms of payment after the events of Scarlett Johansson’s unfair payment after Black Widow was quickly launched on OTT platforms while the actress’s payment was done on basis of box office earnings.
Thus, although the director duo has admitted interest in directing a Secret Wars movie, it is now speculation regarding their return to their beloved MCU. It is however noted that there has been no response from The Weeknd regarding the offer but it will be interesting what the directors have in mind for the Canadian singer and will their upcoming musical be a success?
The Gray Man (directed by Joe and Anthony Russo) is currently streaming on Netflix.