We've known for a while now that its highly unlikely that "Avengers" and "Age Of Ultron" director Joss Whedon will be returning to the directors chair for "Avengers: Infinity War Part 1" and "Part 2" and its been rumored that "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" directing duo Joe and Anthony Russo will helm the two part project. Now it looks like that's the case.
Earlier today BADASS DIGEST broke the news that the directing partners who are fairly new to the MCU have signed on to direct the two part Avengers film; "INFINITY WAR".
Joe and Anthony Russo were best known for directing episodes of "Community" and "Arrested Development" and no one had extremely high hopes for their Captain America effort but they surprised us all when they delivered an action packed, thought provoking and solidly entertaining film that might be the best in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. That film had a lot of characters and they handled them all perfectly, making sure everyone got their time in the spotlight, after seeing their success with that film, it makes perfect sense for them to upgrade to the big leagues to direct an "Avengers" movie.
Their next film of course is "Captain America: Civil War" which co-star of the film Anthony Mackie has said “is so far beyond Avengers 2.5 and onto the realm of Avengers 3.8.”. So we know the Russo's can handle a bunch of characters in a big world.
The "INFINITY WAR" movies are expected to film back to back in 2016. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are set to write the script after working with the Russos on “Civil War,” which begins shooting this April.
The Russo's are set to have a very busy next few years, with production on "Civil War" starting soon, "Infinity War" just over the horizon and a recent deal with Sony which has them directing a future "Ghostbusters" film starring Channing Tatum.
“Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” is due May 4, 2018, while “Part 2” will hit on May 3, 2019.
What do you guys think of The Russo Brothers directing "AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR" Part 1 & 2?