Anthony Russo has defended the MCU against criticism of Marvel Phase 4. The director has directed four films in the franchise alongside his brother Joe Russo, including Avengers: Endgame.
As Phase 4 continues, some fans have criticized the latest movies and TV shows, but Anthony Russo isn’t worried. “Here’s the thing,” he told NBC. (opens in a new tab). “The entire life of the MCU has seen ups and downs, naturally there’s going to be an ebb and flow in how people feel about it based on the latest offering. But I think, look, at the end of the day, they’re still very ambitious.” in terms of how they approach storytelling. They’re being experimental. They’re looking for new forms of expression to keep the audience excited and surprised. They still seem to have a vital creative code and process that they need to be pursuing, so I think there’s still a lot of hope for what’s possible in the MCU. We haven’t lost faith in him, that’s for sure.”
Next on Marvel’s list of releases is I Am Groot, while She-Hulk follows shortly after on Disney Plus this August. To the big screen, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arrives this November 11.
“As we get closer to the end of Phase 4, I think people will start to see where this next saga is headed,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Total Film. “I think there’s already been a lot of clues, that are obvious to me at least, of where this whole saga is headed. see the big picture, you can see a little bit, a little bit, a little bit more of the roadmap.
While you wait for more from the MCU, check out our guide on how to watch the Marvel movies to catch up.