Thedon’t know when the , but they’re certain that day will come.
“We haven’t talked to him [CEO Bob Iger] about when that will happen,” Joe Russo said, speaking Tuesday at the Business Insider Ignition conference in New York. But Russo said he’s “sure” Disney will bring the Marvel Cinematic Universe together with 21st Century Fox’s X-Men and Deadpool, after the two companies combine.
Earlier this year, Disney won a deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox after awith Comcast. The companies are trying to build a Hollywood superpower with the resources to . But the combination, expected next year, also raises the prospect of marrying the hyperpopular franchises of Disney — Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and others — with those of Fox, like , Deadpool, the Simpsons, Planet of the Apes and more.
The Russos, Joe and brother Anthony, have directed three Marvel movies, including this year’s blockbuster— the fourth highest-grossing blockbuster movie ever — and its coming sequel, commonly referred to as .
And no, they didn’t give any other hints about the.
Despite Disney’s legacy as a company that ends its stories with a happily ever after, the Russos said they didn’t meet with any resistance as they plotted out Infinity War to include.
“The main cultural driver today … is driving conversation,” Anthony Russo said. “We killed half the characters — these are pop culture talking points but also just good narrative.”
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