Joe Russo Talks About The Fine Line of Marvels Multiverse
One of the most accomplished directors to ever collaborate with the Studio, Joe Russo talks about the fine line of Marvel’s Multiverse
There have been few Marvel directors that have accomplished as much as The Russo Brothers during their time collaborating with Marvel Studios.
James Gunn was the mastermind behind the revolutionary Guardians of the Galaxy series, and Jon Watts seamlessly brought a brand new iteration of Spider-Man into the MCU.
Yet, it was The Russo brothers who crafted the character of Captain America in the way that fans have come to adore; acting as the architects of the game-changing Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Their legacy within the studio would only grow after their turn bringing together the entire Marvel Universe in the fantastic Captain America: Civil War; the MCU installment that pitted together two competing ideals in a clash for the ages.
They return once again for an even bigger clash, as the duo helmed the record-breaking conclusion to the near decade-long Infinity Saga with Avengers: Infinity War, and the subsequent, Avengers: Endgame.
With the directing team leaving Marvel concluding Avengers: Endgame, Marvel has been in the midst of their lauded Phase Four; a new era that has brought forth the idea of the multiverse into the forefront of the MCU.
In a recent interview, Joe Russo- one half of the iconic directing duo- talks about the fine line of the Marvel multiverse; and the urge of many corporations to over-expose audiences to certain things.
Speaking with IGN, the director stated;
The corporate agenda is: Do you like chocolate ice crea? Well heres chocolate ice cream with sprinkles, here’s choclate ice cream with fudge… It’s their job to turn the money printer on. Its the creatives job to say… ‘I dont know if I want to watch that
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 suprised. Just don’t expect corporations to suprise you.
It is an interest take, but it points to a very real concern for Marvel fans; there is the fear that- like so many studios that have come before it- Marvel will conceded to a reality in which they don’t push the boundaries of creativity to give the audience something brand new.
Thsu far Marvels Phase Four ha sdone jus that, executed their storytelling with ferice ambition and creativity; but the mutliveres presents a chance for Marvel to continue returning the same well, and a well that could very well concede interest from an overexposed fanbase.
What do you think? Are you still excited for the continued exploration into the multievrse? Let us know below!