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Now in the midst of its tenth year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has never felt bigger and more popular. With the battle against Thanos in Infinity War fast approaching, the fandom is in for a massive crossover film that will be the most ambitious blockbuster in film history. And the men behind both the behemoth film and the overall direction of the MCU is The Russo Brothers. After making their acclaimed MCU debut with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the brothers have taken on more and more ambitious projects within the shared universe. But would they ever be interested in dipping their toes into the Star Wars franchise? It turns out, yes.

The Russo Brothers recently spoke to Variety about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. When asked if the duo would be interested in helming a Star Wars film, Joe Russo said:

I sat in a theater when I was 11 years old and watched The Empire Strikes Back from 10 in the morning until 10 at night the day it came out. To say we're obsessed with Star Wars is an understatement. We'd absolutely love to do a Star Wars film.

Well, that was easy. It looks like the MCU's golden boys are down to enter the galaxy far, far away. And considering their positive working relationship with Disney, this doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility.

Of course, any possible collaboration between The Russo Brothers and the Star Wars franchise would depend on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And for the first time since its inception, we have no idea what is going to happen after the fourth Avengers film hits theaters. Sure, Spider-Man will get a sequel set just minutes after the events of that film, but other than that Phase Four is a complete mystery. This is likely because the events of the battle against Thanos will be dire, and will possibly result in the death of some major heroes. Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr.'s contracts are up, so it seems likely that the two lead heroes of the universe might bite the dust.

Furthermore, it's unclear if the Russo Brothers will continue to have a major role in shaping the overall MCU. But after working on the massively challenging Avengers films, I wouldn't be surprised if the duo would like to take a break from the world of Marvel and work on another property. And a Star Wars standalone film may be the perfect choice for this. They'd be able to work on the franchise they love without having to worry about how it affects the greater franchise, allowing for more creative liberties.

You'll be able to catch the Russo Brothers' Avengers: Infinity War when it arrives in theaters on May 4, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

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