The Russo Brothers Will Tackle Grim Jack And Battle Of The Planets Adaptations


It goes without saying that The Russo Brothers have managed to accrue a decent amount of goodwill and capital in Hollywood. Over the course of several years, they’ve put out pitch-perfect comic book movies in the form of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. They’ve grossed billions of dollars and are looking ahead to take on other creatively-fulfilling projects.

As we reported earlier today, one project they have ready to shoot this fall is Cherry, their addiction film starring Tom Holland, but they have plenty of other ambitious projects in the work as well as producers of their AGBO company.

The first one they brought up was Magic: The Gathering. As previously announced, they are working with Netflix to bring this one alive. It’s a game the Russos love, and they’re excited to tell stories in this world. They see the potential to expand into live-action if things go well with it. 

They also said if you’re fans of Jace of Chandra, get excited. I honestly don’t know what that means, but if you’re fans of Magic, I’m sure you’ll understand. 

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Another film in the works is The Thomas Crown Affair starring Michael B. Jordan. They will bring their own spin to it as producers. Matt Carnahan is writing the script, who they call one of the best writers in the business.

Next up, they bring up The Electric State, a graphic novel Markus found. They are writing the script. 

One fresh announcement came in the form of Grim Jack. Joe Russo is a HUGE fan of this and has issue #1 of this cult indie hit. 

In even bigger news, they announced Battle of the Planets. It was their favorite cartoon growing up, and they used to race home from school to watch at 4pm. Anime fans will recognize it as Gatchaman and Super Sentai or Power Rangers fans will recognize it as one of the first shows that capitalized on the five-man suited team.

As far as whether or not they’ll be directing Battle of the Planets… “We’ll see,” Anthony said on stage of Hall H. “Maybe,” said Joe. Then, when asked if it would be animated or live-action, he said, “If we were to direct it, we would direct it as a live-action film.”

Which project has you most excited? Let us know down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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