Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors behind Captain America and the Winter Soldier and Civil War, as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, They do not plan to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon..
The brothers spoke to Variety about their experience working with Marvel on those movies, saying the two are still in talks with the movie studio, but still want to put some distance between themselves and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. they say that they have no plans to return to the MCU until 2030 at the earliest.
“We’re always talking; we’d have to see what would work,” Joe Russo told Variety. “We won’t be ready to do anything with Marvel until the end of the decade.”
In the time since Endgame, the Russo brothers have worked as directors, screenwriters and producers on other films, from directing The Invisible Agent on Netflix, to producing one of the year’s highlights: All at once in all parts.
Right now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is working on the upcoming Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars movies, which will be released in theaters on May 2, 2025 and May 1, 2026, after Disney delayed several MCU projects last month. The first will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, who already directed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings last year.
The next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which opens in theaters on November 11.