It appears that after their successful run as “visionary” directors for hire in the Marvel cinematic universe, the Russo Brothers have not gotten the comic book urge out of them, as it was announced last week that they will produce a docu-series based on the Marvel/DC comic war, Slugfest.
The show is based on the book Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle Between Marvel and DC, which was written by Reed Tucker and chronicles the rivalry between the two industry giants.
And if you don’t think there are enough streaming options, don’t worry. The show will debut on Quibi, a new service dedicated to the mobile platform which will stream only short-form videos and has the backing of companies such as Disney and Universal.
Quibi should not to be confused with a quijibo, which is a fat, balding, North American ape with no chin.
Even though Marvel and DC have a long history of duking it out on the sales rack, their rivalry has not really been as heated at times as most people think.
The Fantastic Four famously began as a result of the head of DC telling the head of Marvel about the sales success of Justice League during a golf game together.
Both companies have also had numerous crossovers during the years. During a very short period in the 90s, they even started an imprint together called Amalgam, which featured characters who were a combination of heroes from both universes.
No word yet on when the show is set to debut.
If you can’t wait for it, you can always check out the excellent Comic Book Superheros Unmasked on YouTube, which originally aired on The History Channel and covers pretty much most of the same stuff the Russo series will.