As executive producers on a new project entitled Slugfest, the Russo Brothers will explore the longstanding feud between Marvel and DC Comics. Continue reading for more details.
Inspired by Reed Tucker’s book Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC, the documentary series of the same name will reportedly delve into the fight for supremacy between two competing comic book companies: Marvel and DC. They’ve been battling it out for over fifty years and now’s the perfect time to settle the debate.
Fans interested won’t be able to find Slugfest on any current streaming service as it’ll be exclusive to Quibi. The name might not sound familiar and that’s because Quibi’s streaming platform has yet to launch. It’s set for an April 2020 debut and we should expect Slugfest to premiere around the same time.
As far as the premise goes, details on Slugfest indicate that it’ll focus mainly on the rivalry between DC and Marvel. But at the same time, historical context will be added to events that placed these comic-book companies in direct competition with one another.
Additional details about the Russo’s documentary series confirm that we’ll hear from individuals who possess firsthand knowledge on some of DC and Marvel’s most famous characters. A list of names hasn’t been released but the people who provide testimonials will undoubtedly make shoutouts to influential figures like Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby.
Sadly, none of the individuals mentioned above are able to make appearances on Slugfest themselves. Stock footage can be used to pay tribute to them but that’s the extent of what can be done seeing as how Lee and Ditko passed away in 2018.
The silver lining is that there are still plenty of living individuals who can be interviewed for Slugfest. Just off the top of our heads, Rob Liefield and Kevin Smith stand out as potential candidates. Liefield created Deadpool so he’s well-versed in comic-book lore and Smith has been an avid follower of comics since he was a kid, making him a perfect voice to have on the show.
In terms of production staff, Slugfest will be directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce. AGBO Films’ CEO Todd Makurath, Peter Rieveschl, Nick Gilhool, and Jen Casey are all serving as producers on the project.
While that’s all the information we currently have on Quibi and Slugfest, new details should emerge in the coming weeks. Quibi won’t launch for several more months but marketing and promotions are bound to ramp up soon enough, and it’s then that we’ll presumably learn more about the Russo Brothers’ latest project.
Slugfest’s release date is TBA. Quibi is expected to launch on April 4, 2020.