The big fat rumour that Joe and Anthony Russo (“Captain America : The Winter Soldier”, “Captain America : Civil War”) will take over from Joss Whedon on the next two “Avengers” movies has been confirmed. Marvel have confirmed that the talented, in-demanding unit will be at the helm of the “Avengers : Infinity War” two-parter.
The “Infinity War” storyline sees Josh Brolin’s Thanos going after the Infinity Gems – and running into a certain group of superheroes. Apparently a couple of the heroes in the new “Avengers” movie – this month’s “Avengers : Age of Ultron” – don’t make it out of the film alive, so there’s a chance that we’ll see a couple of new faces come “Infinity War” (might one of them be Spider-Man?).
“Infinity War” Part 1 is out 2018, and the sequel a year later.
Press release follows :
As anticipation and excitement build to a fever pitch for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the blockbuster sequel to the third-largest movie of all time, Marvel is proud to announce Joe and Anthony Russo will join the franchise as the directors of Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2.”
The Russo brothers first entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” one of the top-grossing film’s from 2014, and are currently preparing to shoot Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.” The third film in the Captain America franchise will bring the classic storyline from the comics to life pitting Cap (Chris Evans) against Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), as well as introducing Black Panther to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with actor Chadwick Boseman ahead of his own film later in Phase 3.
Before stepping behind the camera for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War,” the Russo brothers served as Executive Producers and directors for many TV series, including “Community” and “Happy Endings.” Joe and Anthony earned a Primetime Emmy award for their work directing the pilot episode of the cult-hit “Arrested Development” series. Their film debut was “Welcome to Collinwood”, produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney.