Russo Brothers' Love to Marvel's Secret Wars Crossover is quite well documented at this point, but during a screening and Q & A tonight, Joe and Anthony Russo joked that the following Avengers 4, the only way to get them back in the superhero movie industry, would be to give them Secret Wars.
Of course, the opportunity does not fully count. At one point, Mark Hamill was "retired" from being the voice of The Joker, saying that he would only return for Alan Moore and Brian Bollands Killing Joke – like Warner Bros. Animation then made as an R rated feature film.
Russians, who named projects like Arrested Development and Community Before going to Marvel Universe, is already associated with a number of other comics projects included Quantum & Woody and Deadly class.
You can see a tweet from the event below.
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One thing this does is to eliminate the possibility (or at least greatly reduce the probability) for Secret Wars as a premise or title for the forthcoming fourth Avengers film.
Secret Wars was Marvel's first crossover crossover, in 1984, and then the title was used again for a worldwide 2015 event. Based on the interview that is linked, it seems likely that the movie they are talking about will adapt the 1984 series.
"Hopefully they are getting hands on a few [Fox’s Marvel characters], Sa Russo. "Listen, my second favorite character is growing up and one of my precious assets in my cartoon collection is The incredible hulk # 181, which of course is Wolverine's first appearance. I feel that the mission of Marvel Universe is to keep growing and surprising people. Surprise them with casting choices, surprise them with history choices. If we go into this world of crossover events, it certainly gives other big stories from the books that Secret Wars – which was another favorite comedy of me as a child. There is great potential ahead if the Fox / Disney agreement is closed. "
The fact that Russo remembers the story so lovingly from childhood indicates that he must talk about the original 1984 Secret Wars. That story saw the almighty being known as Beyonder teleported more of Marvel Universe's greatest heroes and villains to Battleworld where they once and for all could decide whether good or evil was more powerful.
The newer Secret Wars Event created a new Battleworld out of the remains of several alternative reality timelines in Marvel Comics multiverse. Some fans believe that this story presents the perfect opportunity to throw Fox's X-Men cinema universe, and perhaps Fantastic Four, into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers: Infinity War Releases April 27th. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Ant Man and Wasp July 6th, Captain Marvel March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers film 3 May 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming July 5, 2019 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by 2020.