After revealing two Avengers films at Comic-Con, Kevin Feige claimed they would not be directed by the Russo Brothers.< /strong>
With Comic Con, the desires of some and the nightmares of others have been granted: Kevin Feige's plans for Marvel will extend at least until the end of 2025, multiplying films and series, and announcing two new Avengers. Without knowing exactly what the current Phase 4 of superhero films was for, we are now well assured that the famous team will meet again (with other heroes, of course) and this , after Phase 5.
Titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars,no synopsis has of course been unveiled at this stage, but we can already guess a few main lines thanks to these evocative titles. Another curiosity, we still don't know who will have the heavy task of creating this new diptych. Who should take over from Joss Whedon and the Russo brothers? Some imagined the eventual return of the two brothers, after the overwhelming success of Avengers: Endgame. This possibility, however, was denied by Kevin Feige himself.
At Comic-Con, Kevin Feige is indeed addressed to Deadline and has been very clear, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will not be behind the next Avengers:
“They are not connected to the project. They were, I think, very direct on the matter. We love them and they love us. We want to do something together again, but it won't be that.“
Both filmmakers may well return to work at Marvel one day, but for the moment nothing is certain. It will depend on the goodwill of each other. As for Avengers, Kevin Feige probably has some names in mindand, since he likes to plan, he probably already knows what to expect and with whom to collaborate. And in the end, whoever is hired to drive these new productions, he will never stray from the rails on which they are already rolling.
Whether we're relieved or not to see someone other than the Russos take over the Avengers torch , Kevin Feige remains in any case the only one to really have the reins of the MCU and that is not about to change. The filmmakers who undertake to act under his reign, even the most prolific among them, remain interchangeable and the Russos are therefore ultimately (in the same way as Joss Whedon) not the owners of the success of their films.
They are now busy shooting movies for Netflix, which could also explain their current unavailability, and have just been released their new feature film for the streaming platform, The Gray Man,where they find Chris Evans.