Joe and Anthony Russo might have their hands full with Captain America 3, but sources close to MARVEL say that the brothers might not be done with their adventures with MARVEL quite yet. After the news of a close deal to have Robert Downey Jr. star along Chris Evans in [Captain America 3](movie:994409), it seems like this third Cap adventure will completely redesign the MARVEL Cinematic Universe. MARVEL might be ready to announce that Joe and Anthony Russo will direct both [The Avengers 3](movie:738027) & 4.
This story comes from Badass Digest that who report that the Russo brothers are indeed in negotiations to direct the next two Avengers films. Joss Whedon was a MARVEL favorite, and is possible that he could still direct the next two films. But after [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973) opened so big and is one of MARVEL’s biggest hits, it is no surprise that the Russo Brothers are on MARVEL’s short list of other potential directors for The Avengers films if Whedon does not return.
As we reported before Captain America 3 will set up MARVEL’s "Civil War" storyline concerning the Superhero Registration Act, which requires anyone with super powers to register with the U.S. government. Iron Man is pro-registration while Captain America is against it, and it will turn Downey into a full-blown co-star and require him to complete a 30 or 40-day shooting schedule.
Some of the titles being considered for Captain America 3 are, Captain America: Fallen Son and Captain America: Civil War. These titles do hint at a potential grim ending for Cap.
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In fact, Marvel is reportedly approaching Captain America 3 as an Avengers 2.5 of sorts and it may include the new team Cap winds up with at the end of Age of Ultron. The outlet notes that the team members could change, but supposedly include Falcon, War Machine, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and possibly The Vision. On top of that, Stark is so bummed that his Ultron project caused such destruction that he retires from the Avengers at the end of Age of Ultron, a detail that could serve as a solid transition to his pro-regulation campaign in the new Captain America film. With all of this inter-connectivity going on, it makes sense that Marvel would want the Russo brothers to return to helm additional films. Apparently Captain America 3 is going to finish up in a “tough, dark place, with the heroes scattered and defeated,” and that’s where Avengers 3 is going to pick up. The world will be vulnerable in that movie and in Avengers 4 as well, which is where Thanos could come in. Badass suggests that he’ll be a prime threat either in Avengers 4 or in a big team-up film, depending on which comes first.
What do you guys think? Do you think that the plan for the next two Avengers films is top notch? What do you think about the Russo brothers potentially taking over from Joss Whedon as director? Whatever you think; comment below, let me know!