We’ve been talking about the possibility of Joe and Anthony Russo directing Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Part 2 since October and then we found out they were close to closing a deal a couple of weeks ago, but now it’s official. The duo behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War will direct the next two Avengers films.
Even though things are finally confirmed, the Russos still have a long way to go until they jump into the Infinity War movies. Captain America: Civil War hasn’t even begun filming yet and they’re also attached to write and direct the adaptation of the Mark Greaney novel The Grey Man and then there’s the rumor that they’re planning to direct and produce a Ghostbusters, too. They’re definitely not going to have time for all of that if Infinity War – Part 1 goes into production in 2016 and they shoot both films back to back.
We’ll keep you posted on any additional info that comes in, but for now, here are the official details via Marvel.com:
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.