Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame directing duo Anthony and Joe Russo have once again stated that they’re interested in making a Secret Wars movie for the MCU. Speaking to Deadline recently about potentially returning to Marvel Studios, the Russo brothers talked excitedly about tackling the popular Marvel Comics storyline that would be much bigger than the Thanos saga.
Secret Wars was a twelve issue Marvel crossover that ran from 1984 and 1985. The plot revolved around Marvel’s mightiest heroes forced to do battle on a remote planet called Battleworld. Alliances and rivalries are formed as groups comprised of the Avengers, X-Men and more attempt to solve the mysteries behind the cosmic entity host, the Beyonder, and their purpose for dueling on the planet.
In the interview, Joe Russo talked about returning to the MCU but under the condition that they’re allowed to make an adaptation of Secret Wars:
“Our love for Marvel is based on the books that we read as kids, the books that we fell in love with. The one series that we adored growing up was Secret Wars. It’s incredibly ambitious. It would be bigger than Infinity War and Endgame. But it’s a massive undertaking. Those two movies were very hard to make. So trying to imagine making another two movies even bigger than those two? We’re going to have to sleep on that.”
It’s implied that they’d split Secret Wars into two parts like the Infinity saga, considering how massive that storyline is in the comics.
Marvel Studios has yet to detail a proper roadmap for its current Phase 4, which has left its numerous movies and television shows feeling oddly aimless and disjointed. Hopefully, the studio will have news to share at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con next month, where it’s rumoured that Kevin Feige will lay out the plans for the rest of Phase 4. It’s unclear if this will include a Secret Wars movie down the line.