The Russo brothers to direct AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

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Looks like Marvel and Disney have found a dynamic duo for the massive Avengers event films, Infinity War – Part 1 and Part 2. We’ve spoken before about how ridiculously happy Marvel was with the work of Captain America: The Winter Soldier helmers Joe and Anthony Russo, handing them the reigns to Captain America: Civil War before the first Cap sequel was even out.

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With Avengers: Age Of Ultron writer/director Joss Whedon looking to take a break from the massive comic book franchise once his sequel is done and dusted, it’ll be up to the Russos to steer that Phase 3 ship, as Devin over at Badass Digest reported that the Russo Brothers have just closed a deal to direct Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and 2.

But they won’t be alone, as it looks like the writers of all three Captain America movies and Thor: The Dark World will also be on board. Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also created the wildly successful Agent Carter TV series for Marvel recently will put ink to paper for that massive event flick, which will presumably see the Avengers and the Guardians Of The Galaxy clash with Josh Brolin’s mad titan Thanos as he gets his hands on all six of the Infinity Gems and poses a universal threat that needs to be stopped.

It’s a good move as well. The Russos now have experience with the work of Markus and McFeely, not to mention that their first Marvel movie was damn good. If they can keep the momentum going when they start filming Civil War in a few weeks, then Phase 3 is going to end with one hell of a bang. If they can also retain some of the trademark Whedon characterization and wit, then I’m even more excited.

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2 will be shot back-to-back as part of one bigass production in 2016 and 2017, and will hit screens in May 2018 and May 2019.

Last Updated: March 24, 2015

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