Marvel's Kevin Feige sheds light Avengers 5 and 6 director hunt, says 'no director for 'Secret Wars' yet'
Speculations have been rife about the director of the upcoming 'Avengers movies after Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that The Russo Brothers will not return to direct the flick featuring the earth's mightiest heroes. While there were a few suggestions that poured in on Twitter, Feige, confirmed that there were no new directors tapped yet to helm 'Avengers: The Kang Dynasty' and 'Avengers: Secret Wars'.
When asked if the Russo brothers lied about not being involved with directing 'Secret Wars', Feige told MTV News, "No. We do not have a director for Secret Wars, and you will see about some of the other director announcements at some point. But no, they are not lying to you." He also added: "They're telling the truth," Feige added. "They're very busy running their AGBO empire, and the world is better for it." The duo is currently basking in the success of their latest Netflix action blockbuster, 'The Gray Man' starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in lead roles.
Feige also teased the two upcoming phases to the outlet: "It's never about going bigger just to go bigger," Feige said of Avengers 5 and 6. "Sometimes by the nature of the number of characters that you have in the toybox to then bring into the sandbox of the story, things can get bigger." Prior to SDCC 2022, The Russo Brothers were rumored to helm the next Avengers movie after their success with the colossal 'Endgame'. And they had expressed interest in directing 'Secret Wars' although they did mention there were no conversations with the folks at Burbank about it.
Joe Russo said that "there are no conversations," speaking on the Happy Sad Podcast "We just always answer truthfully when we're asked, you know, 'would you work with them?' Of course, we would, we adore them. 'What would you like to do?' Secret Wars, was our favorite series growing up. And I think it always gets turned into a bigger story, but to be clear, there is no story," he opined.
With 'Secret Wars' set to be part of Phase 6, there is still ample time before Marvel finalizes a director to helm the much-awaited project. Up next, the major release from the studios is 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' slated to release in November 2022.