Russos Hit Impasse In Marvel Film Talks?
In the wake of Scarlett Johansson’s “Black Widow” lawsuit over Disney’s switch from a theatrical only to a hybrid day-and-date release, it appears the move may have upset another working relationship.
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Avengers: Endgame” directors Joe and Anthony Russo were in talks to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However negotiations hit an impasse amid the Johansson dispute.
This reportedly led the director duo to harbor their own concerns about the new film’s release model and their potential compensation. What film it might be is unclear though they have expressed interest in a potential Wolverine film or a “Secret Wars” movie.
Johansson’s lawsuit is expected to go ahead with arbitration unlikely. The Russos aren’t necessarily ‘big screen only’ hardliners like Patty Jenkins recently revealed she was – the pair released the Apple TV+ film “Cherry” earlier this year and have wrapped the mega-budget “The Gray Man” for Netflix. They also produce the “Extraction” franchise for the streamer.