Directors of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame pick potential directors for future MCU movies 1 year ago

Directors of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame pick potential directors for future MCU movies

One of their picks was already offered a Marvel project but reportedly turned it down.

In case you missed it, Marvel recently announced A LOT of upcoming projects, all set to arrive between now and the end of 2025.


There are 12 movies and shows part of the MCU's Phase Five, and then a further 12 projects as part of the announced Phase Six.

In that sixth phase, only three have actually had their titles revealed: Fantastic Four, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. There are still eight more movies and shows to be announced, and pretty much all of them have yet to confirm who will be directing them.

At this stage, naming a director for an MCU movie is going to get as much attention as any of the potential casting, but who should direct all of these absolutely huge projects?

Well, who better to answer that than Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.


JOE recently caught up with the Russos during the press tour for their latest blockbuster, The Gray Man, and you can check out that full interview right here:

During the chat, we asked the Russos which directors - who haven't already been a part of the MCU - would they like to see brought in to helm future works?

Joe answered first: "That is easy for me. Definitely the Duffer Brothers. They kind of did it with season four of Stranger Things. I got to the end of that and I was like 'This is as big as anything I've seen'. The scale, the ensemble, the way everyone got their moments. The scale of the set pieces. I was like 'Wow, they have ascended into the ranks of the biggest film-makers in the world.'"


Anthony followed that up: "Since you said that, I'll go with another directing duo - The Daniels. Especially after Everything Everywhere All At Once."

Joe then responded with: "Oh, interesting. And also, I heard they got asked to do Loki and they turned it down. That would be an interesting combination; the Daniels doing Loki."

Of course, one of the projects listed by Marvel on the upcoming slate is Loki Season 2, so the Daniels could come around on that, especially since Thor: Love And Thunder director Taika Waititi also singled them out to bring their directing skills to the MCU.

Meanwhile, you can check out the Russo Brothers reacting to the greatest cinema frenemies of all time right here, and our interview with The Gray Man star Ryan Gosling here: