We haven’t even gotten to Marvel’s latest big event picture, but Marvel is already getting their house in order for the next one.
While we knew for certain that Joss Whedon was bowing out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Age of Ultron, we only had rumors to go on regarding his successor(s). Now, according to Devin over at Badass Digest, Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo have closed a deal that will see them go behind the camera for both parts of Avengers: Infinity War, as had been rumored for some time.
The report also states that Marvel is looking to enlist Captain America screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (the duo that was also behind Agent Carter) to script both parts of the Avengers three-quel.
It looks pretty likely that Captain America: Civil War, which has been bantied about the studio as “Avengers 2.5” will be the key lead-in to Infinity War and the one can’t miss film of Marvel’s Phase 3.
Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 will be shot back to back in 2016 and 2017, with an anticipated May 2018 and 2019 release respectively.
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