Marvel’s Hail Mary play: bringing back the Russo Brothers.

It’s not the worst idea in the world, but

In a shocking turn of events, the Russo Brothers are in talks with Marvel Studios to return to the company and film the next two Avengers movies.

According to a report from THR, Joe and Anthony Russo are in early talks to direct the planned Avengers 5 and the follow-up to that as well. Talks are said to be in the “early stages,” but should the brothers return, they would be making their fifth and sixth films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

(THR link)

…but I hope they charged all that the traffic will bear. If only because Disney will absolutely blame them if this doesn’t work. I’m not confident that it will work, either. INFINITY WAR and ENDGAME benefited from having an actual plan for developing a complicated story over a decade of standalone and smaller-series films, coupled with characters with proven track records of generating interest, and a fanbase eager for the payoff. That… is not the current state of affairs.

Good luck, guys! You’re gonna need it.


The ‘The needle flutters’ AGATHA ALL ALONG trailer.

Huh. There’s a mild flicker of interest, here. I mean, I get that AGATHA ALL ALONG is gonna be awful, because aside from LOKI that’s been the default level for Marvel TV shows for a while. Still, a Halloween-themed horror show has… again, a flicker of interest. I honestly wasn’t expecting even that much.

Tweet of the Day, I Will Allow It… edition.

…but there will have to be conditions.

Primarily… well. You all know my opinion on this.

Via @BlkCrownAuthor.

Moe Lane

PS: I know the odds are nil that they will do it that way. Believe me, I have come to terms with the fact that Hollywood isn’t as good at ideas as I am…

Marvel still overestimates how many TV/movie projects it should do a year.

This is not even a good idea: it should be a reflexive one. “Disney CEO Bob Iger has offered an update on Marvel Studios’ new movie and series rollout plan. They will now release no more than two to three movies and two shows per year.” …They frankly should go back to one. One movie or TV show per year, and the studio gets to pick.

It gives me no joy to say this: I like Marvel movies. But they need to cut their production back to a point where we’re not getting results that are all over the board. Same goes for Star Wars — or, hey, just stop entirely, wait five years, and start over?

I know, I know, I’m quite the comedian. Still. It’s the smart play.

The Jonathan Majors verdict is an excellent excuse for Marvel to… stop the MCU.

I know what Marvel and Disney thinking. They’re thinking, We can still power through. To which I reply: I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken.

In a not so shocking turn of events for Marvel Studios has fired Jonathan Majors, who has been playing the mega MCU villain Kang the Conqueror. The decision comes following Majors’ recent guilty verdict in a domestic violence trial where he was charged with reckless assault and harassment.

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When you’re a Bob Iger, apparently every problem looks like a nail.

…Okay, that sounded better in my head. The problem is, it also looks a lot filthier on the screen like that, which is perversely making me keep the title. GeekTyrant:

Disney and Marvel’s latest, The Marvels, was a fun time at the movies, but it unfortunately didn’t do so well at the box office, which is kind of on par with superhero flicks at the moment. Some say it’s superhero fatigue, some say it’s the studio’s choice of quantity over quality, some may even say that movies haven’t completely rebounded from the setbacks from the pandemic, and while it may be a mix of everything, no one is saying it’s because there aren’t enough executives involved, at least no one besides Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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