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Endgame directors up for jumping ship to helm Batman movie for DC
Photo: © ANP

Endgame directors up for jumping ship to helm Batman movie for DC

Endgame directors up for jumping ship to helm Batman movie for DC
Photo: © ANP

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are responsible for some of Marvel's most successful movies - Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

Not only were those four movies box office juggernauts, but all received hugely positive reviews from critics.

It was the kind of response that Marvel's competitor, DC Comics, have been desperate to achieve on a consistent basis.

Even though the Russo brothers are a major part of Marvel's cinematic history, they would be interested in directing a Batman movie for DC.

"We don't get asked a lot about DC characters," Anthony responded when asked by ComicBook.com if they would work on a DC project.

"Obviously James over there running it, it would be a no-brainer," Joe continued.

"We love him to death. We love the direction he's going to take that world in. You know he's gonna be inventive with it. And favourite DC characters? I mean, man. There are so many good ones. I  always answer based on the comics I collected as a kid, and the two comics I collected the most were Spider-Man — actually, the three —  were Spider-Man. X-Men and Batman. But there have been a lot of iterations of Batman, so I feel like that's an obvious answer."

"But, you know, it's hard not to answer that," Anthony took over.

"Here's how you know we haven't actually gotten literal about it and specific about it is because, yeah, Batman would be my favourite character for my entire childhood. But obviously, it's been well explored."

The Batman Part II

At the moment, the character of Batman is currently being played by Robert Pattinson for Matt Reeves' The Batman series.

The first movie received acclaim, with Bruce Wayne going up against The Riddler, Catwoman and The Penguin, while The Joker also made a short cameo appearance.

Historically, the first movies with regards to a new hero are origin pieces, while the second and perhaps the third shift the focus onto a villain.

This formula can be found with Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, where The Joker and Bane receive almost as much attention as Bruce Wayne. It can be seen in the Spider-Man movies, too, particularly with Doc Oc in Spider-Man 2.

But, Matt Reeves says Robert Pattinson's Batman will always be at the core of his features.

"To me, the thing I really feel is that I also believe that Rob (Pattinson) is so special in the role," he told Collider.

"My goal has always been to do these point-of-view stories that allow the character to always be the emotional centre of the story.

"A lot of times what happens is, after you do the first one, then suddenly other Rogues Gallery characters come in, and they kind of take over, and then Batman takes a backseat of character-wise, or emotionally."

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