Marvel has hired Anthony and Joe Russo as the directors for the two-part conclusion of The Avengers movie series. The Russo Brothers collaborated together on Captain America: The Winter Soldier; they will return for the Captain America: Civil War adaptation.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “they’ll film Infinity War in one long shoot beginning sometime in 2016, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. No writers are attached, but the brothers will likely reunite with Winter Soldier’s Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.” Part 1 will hit theaters on May 04, 2018. Part 2 will follow on May 03, 2019.
Some fans may feel sad that Joss Whedon won’t take the helm for this project. Whedon, the director and screenwriter behind the first film and Age of Ultron, has earned great praise for his work on the two Avengers films. Earlier this year, he sat for an interview with Empire Magazine. SlashFilm.com reports that Whedon felt “very doubtful” about “the two-part Infinity War movie that would eat up the next four years of my life. I obviously still want to be a part of the Marvel Universe – I love these guys – but it ain’t easy.” (via The Huffington Post)