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So it was already assumed that acclaimed director Joss Whedon wasn't going to return for both parts of Avengers: Infinity War. However, who we are getting in his place is arguably just as good.

After weeks of being rumored to direct the third Avengers movie, directors Joe and Anthony Russo of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, have taken up the directors' chairs. The news comes as a result of leaked emails from the Sony Pictures hack that released a cornucopia of inside information. The massively successful Marvel Cinematic Universe just got a whole lot bigger.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is regarded by many fans and critics to be among the MCU's absolute best films. With smooth pacing, incredible set pieces, and a successful venture into darker territory, it's no wonder why the Russo Brothers have been chosen to direct the third Avengers film.

This news comes fresh off the confirmation that the Russo Brothers will return to direct the third Captain America movie, a film that many say will kickstart the Civil War storyline and have Earth's mightiest heroes get into an epic quarrel with each other.

At the end of the day, this news will make Avengers: Age of Ultron a bittersweet reminder that Joss Whedon won't be coming back to direct the third Avengers. However, fans can look forward to more of the Russo brothers' professional and high-caliber directing. What is your reaction? Does this news excite you, or were you wishing someone else would direct Avengers: Infinity War?

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