The Russo brothers are behind the two biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe projects to date, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. In addition to their massive team-up movies, they helmed two Captain America films: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, both regarded as some of the best entries in the MCU.
Marvel Studios began producing canon, interconnected TV series in 2021, starting with WandaVision on Disney+. These differed from their previous entries on the small screen as they had much higher budgets than the Marvel Television series’ and connected to the storyline of the MCU in a way that shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter did not. Now, the directors share an interest in a new project, although it shouldn’t be taken entirely seriously.
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During an interview with TechRadar, the Russo brothers mentioned a new set of heroes they would like to work with and their desire and love for television.
“We love longform story telling, that’s why television has always appealed to us. It’s why our Marvel movies and, to an extent, The Gray Man, appealed to us, too, which can be conceived as that type of narrative, because they’re based on comic books and a novel series. So yes, we have a passion for TV shows and we love Marvel, but we don’t have any plans to do something with them, either on the series or movie front. Whatever we say, we’re going to get asked about it 100 times over the next week, so let’s pick the Great Lakes Avengers. Or the story of Cheese-Man!”
Although it’s doubtful we see the Great Lakes Avengers grace our screen any time soon, whether in TV or movie form, we can only hope the Russo brothers return to the MCU, possibly with the long-rumored Secret Wars project.
Who Are the Great Lakes Avengers?
Most MCU fans who don’t read the comics may be unaware of who the Great Lakes Avengers are, as they aren’t quite as popular as their New York counterparts. They were introduced in Marvel Comics in July 1989, consisting of D-list heroes such as Mr. Immortal, Doorman, Big Bertha, and Flatman. However, the possibility of the team joining the MCU isn’t too far-fetched with the group having ties to Hawkeye and Deadpool, with the latter finally preparing to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
San Diego Comic-Con has begun, and the Marvel Studios panel is scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd. Although it may still be a ways off, fans can hope for some news on the possibility of a Secret Wars project and the potential for the Russo brothers to direct it.