Russo Brothers Hint MCU’s Upcoming Secret Wars Saga Avengers 5, To Be ‘Bigger Than Infinity War and Endgame’

Waiting for Avengers 5? Well, that makes two of us. Endgame was an event that will resume affecting the cinematic universe—which was the culmination of about a decade of exciting storytelling.

It’s a feat that was made in the first place ever, being a high-quality project. And most of its success is thanks to the Russo Brothers and their work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever since the directing duo left, many fans have been hoping they will be making their return sooner than later.

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Robert Downey Jr.

It’s not surprising to hear how the topic of Marvel Studios and their return pops up every single time even if it’s in an interview. Recently, the duo noted how “[they’re] always open to it [and] we love those guys, we love everyone over there.”

The two have revealed they love the Marvel storyline of Secret Wars and, if given an opportunity, they’d get it to the screen. Now, the two have offered up a few new words as to how Avengers 5 might be bigger than Endgame.

Secret Wars Will Be Larger Than Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame

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Avengers 5

While appearing in an interview with Deadline, the Russos discussed how an eventual Secret Wars for Avengers 5 might turn out to be much bigger than their previous project, Endgame.

Joe Russo also noted how an adaptation of Secret Wars “would be bigger than Infinity War and Endgame” and “incredibly ambitious:”

“Our love for Marvel is based on the books that we read as kids and the books that we fell in love with. The one series that we adored growing up was Secret Wars. It’s incredibly ambitious, it would be bigger than Infinity War and Endgame, but it’s a massive undertaking. And, you know, those two movies were very hard to make. So, trying to imagine making another two movies even bigger than those two—we’re going to have to sleep on it.”

How The Russos Could Get Secret Wars to the MCU

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Secret Wars

When many fans think of Secret Wars nowadays, their minds go to the 2015 version where the Multiverse completely collapsed. Based on the words of the Russo Brothers’ though, they seem very focused on the older versions—which were mostly one-on-one fights between heroes.

Given how the Multiverse is shaping up right now, it would not be easy to avoid Jonathan Hickman’s take on the series— Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness had a mention of Incursions initially, which ties into the same events. These Incursions end all existence—leading to Doctor Doom making his own world out of what remains.

So, it is easy to see how the story could turn out to be bigger than Endgame. Though, when Secret Wars finally takes place in Avengers 5, small pieces of all three original storylines from the comics will end up in the final product.

With how specific the Russos are about mentioning two movies, it certainly reads as if they are speaking in more than just hypotheticals when it comes to making a Secret Wars adaptation. No matter which version ends up on the screen, they’ll likely need more than one film to tell those stories—even two might not be enough.

While the duo has always discussed their next MCU project uncommittedly, it feels quite certain they will be back at some point. Seeing how well they performed with Infinity War and Endgame, many MCU fans will likely be crossing their fingers that the Russos’ return is made official.

The current theatrical project by MCU, Thor: Love and Thunder, is now out in theaters worldwide.

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