Avengers: Endgame Director Joe Russo talks about MCU’s Multiverse trend

MCU’s Disney+ series Loki and their latest Blockbuster Magnum Opus Spider-Man: No Way Home both aimed at making fans aware of the concept of Multiverse. Their upcoming film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will explore the untouched territory further as the title suggests. It is where MCU will be heading towards in its Phase 4 and fans could not be more excited about it. 

However, Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo opined in the latest interview that the Multiverse trend also poses a great threat to creativity. 

Joe Russo thinks Marvel will overuse the concept of Multiverse

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Joe Russo

Joe Russo attended the 2022 D.I.C.E (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit. There, he was asked about Marvel’s recent fascination regarding the Multiverse concept. Joe Russo answered that although it is intriguing and will definitely be widely accepted by the fans, at some point Marvel will start to overuse it. 

But then again, that is what Big Corporations do. They find a successful formula and try to repeat it with a few tweaks here and there. It is the job of the creatives to push back the repetitiveness and come up with something new. 

“The corporate agenda is: Do you like chocolate ice cream? Well here is chocolate ice cream with sprinkles, here’s chocolate ice cream with fudge…It’s their job to turn the money printer on,” Russo said. 

“It’s the creative’s job to say, ‘Well sh-t, I don’t know if I want to watch that,'” he added. 

Joe Russo expects Marvel to try to overuse it (which he clearly said would be a bad idea) but he has faith in the creative people in the field to keep on surprising the fans.

“So yeah, too much of one thing is a bad thing, but I think there are enough creators and innovators in the space where you can expect to be surprised. Just don’t expect corporations to surprise you.”

When will the Russo Brothers return to MCU?

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The Russo Brothers

The last time we saw the Russo brothers directing an MCU movie was in the Avengers: Endgame. According to reports, the brothers might return to the MCU for the next bug budget MCU movie. The Secret Wars has the potential of being that movie. 

The Russo brothers have directed four MCU movies – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. All four of them broke many records in the box office. Recently, the brothers directed the Apple TV original movie Cherry. It featured another MCU star Tom Holland (MCU’s Spider-Man). 

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