Provided Civil War doesn't help them fall out of favor with the fans—and it won't—The Russo Brothers are the future architects of a lot of big things in the MCU. Therefore, they're the guys you should listen to when trying to figure out which way the wind is gonna blow with certain Marvel characters and films. Here are three big revelations from recent interviews they've done in support of Civil War's release in North America tonight.
Avengers: Infinity War will be Re-Titled
While speaking with Uproxx, the brothers talked about how Marvel is allowing them space to evolve the big climactic two-part Avengers finale that was tentatively titled Infinity War Part I & II. That includes getting rid of that title...
I asked the brothers how they decided where to divide the movie – and they said this was a misconception because the two movies are entirely different entities.
“The movies are two very different movies,” answered Joe.
I then asked if it’s misleading having them labeled as “Part 1” and “Part 2”
“It is misleading,” said Anthony.
Joe added, “The intention is we will change it, we just haven’t come up with the titles yet. But, yes, we will change it. And, yes, that is a scoop: we willretitle them.”
So there you have it folks, and I imagine that in the wake of Civil War's box office dominance for the next two weeks, we'll see new titles for both of these films sometime soon.
The Increasingly Likely Prospect of a Black Widow Solo Film
One of the characters people have been dying for more of is Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanova a.k.a. Black Widow, and according to Comic Book Movie, we may see more of her soon. In a recent Fandango poll, Natasha received nearly fifty percent of the vote to get a solo outing among Avengers characters who haven't had a solo movie yet, i.e. Hawkeye, Falcon, etc. The Russo Brothers had this to say about the poll results...
ANTHONY RUSSO: It’s a no-brainer, right?
JOE RUSSO: I don’t think [it’ll take] much. I think it’s just a function of where on the slate it goes. She’s a bad-ass.
They Want One Obvious Character and a Bunch of Obscure Ones to Join the MCU
In that same Comic Book Movie article, the brothers also talk about which favorite characters from their childhood they want to see in the MCU, and while one is no big surprise, the other two are much more surprising...
The brothers' favorite superhero growing up was Spider-Man, so they were delighted to be able to integrate him into the MCU - but their second favorite, Wolverine, might prove a bit more difficult. On the more obscure character spectrum, they'd also fancy a crack at Groo the Wanderer, and the Great Lakes Avengers.
I will say only this... If the Russo Brothers can work Sergio Aragonés' greatest creation into that two-part Avengers saga of theirs, they will be my new heroes.