Infinity War Directors on Possibly Helming a Star Wars Film

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The sky is the limit for Anthony and Joe Russo, after cranking out three excellent Marvel films. Many felt that Captain America: Winter Soldier helped make the MCU feel fresh and prove that the Marvel formula isn't always present, while Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War feel like true comic book movies. No one knows what's next for them after the fourth Avengers film but it will definitely get everyone's attention.

When the directing duo was asked about possibly helming a Star Wars film by ComicBook.com, they gave an interesting answer.

Both of them made it clear that they are fans of the franchise and love how Lucasfilm respected the MCU. Fans will remember the awesome image Lucasfilm shared when Avengers: Infinity War beat The Force Awakens in its first week.

Though the two didn't give a direct answer, they stated that one thing that would get them into the franchise is if there was a new story that needed to be told. Apparently, they don't want to rehash anything and want to explore something new, which was apparent in their Marvel work.

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"You know, when we're done telling stories in Marvel, then is there the opportunity to maybe go tell some other stories? We've not hidden the fact that Star Warswas a seminal experience like it was for everyone else. And that when The Empire Strikes Back came out, I sat in a theater from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and I watched it back-to-back-to-back. So I think we appreciate that universe as much as anyone. The question would be, 'Can we find a story to tell in it? And what is it?'"

It's worth noting that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is working on a new Star Wars trilogy that will not be connected to Jedis. Maybe they can be a part of that?

Avengers: Infinity War is now showing in theaters. Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out on May 25.


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