Michelle Yeoh, Stanley Tucci Join The Russo Brothers' Next Star-Studded Netflix Movie, The Electric State

The Russo brothers are two of the most successful filmmakers to ever live, if we go by box office results. The filmmaking duo wowed audiences everywhere with blockbusters like "Captain America: Civil War," "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame." Even before that, the brothers worked on some of the best sitcoms of the past two decades between "Arrested Development" and "Community." Now, they seem dead set on making every major star in Hollywood show they are craving that sweet, sweet Netflix cash by casting them in the biggest movies everyone in the world watches once and instantly forgets about. 

The Russos' post "Endgame" resume has been just as impressive as their Marvel work, but for vastly different reasons. Between "Extraction," "Cherry," and most recently, "The Gray Man," the Russos have singlehandedly dedicated themselves to giving Netflix their own blockbuster franchise to rival the big studios. They have hundreds of millions of dollars, A-list actors and tons of VFX, even if the films have been aggressively mediocre. Still, Netflix doesn't seem to mind, given they've confirmed sequels to both "Extraction," and "The Gray Man," the latter of which may even get an entire franchise.

But while that is cooking, the Russos have already moved on to their next franchise-hopeful blockbuster: "The Electric State," a film that was announced back in 2020, has an exquisitely dumb title and just the kind of star-studded cast you'd expect from a project by the Russos.

Get ready for the Electric State

Deadline reports that Joe and Anthony Russo are moving fast on their next expensive blockbuster on Netflix, which will be headlined by Netflix darling Millie Bobby Brown. Joining the "Stranger Things" star in the  cast of "The Electric State" are the electric actors Michelle Yeoh, Stanley Tucci, Jason Alexander, Brian Cox, and Jenny Slate. They would join the previously announced Brown and Chris Pratt.

The film adapts the illustrated novel of the same name by Simon Stålenhag whose art book "Tales from the Loop" was adapted into a series by Prime Video. "The Electric State" is set in a retro-futuristic past and follows an orphaned teen (Brown) who travels across the American West with a mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter while searching her younger brother.

There is no release date for Netflix's "The Electric State" just yet, but like all the other Russo brothers projects, it will probably arrive with much fanfare before disappearing from the public consciousness altogether.