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.


  1. I think it was a good deal for Joss Whedon to hand over Phase 3 of Avengers: Infinity War to directors Joe and Anthony Russo, after all, they did good on Captain America: Winter Soldier. However, I say they need to put Silver Surfer on Infinity War part 2. Because lets be clear about this, if Thanos has all of the Infinity stones then Earth Mightest Heros are going to need help on this intergalactic threat who has been the source of everything that has happen in the MCU. I love the Avengers, but I will hate to see superheros not getting along with other superheros. It ruins the whole meaning of the word TEAM. It needs to be GOOD V.S. EVIL, not GOOD V.S. GOOD.

  2. Silver surfer will not be in any Disney/Marvel movie as Fox owns the right to the Fantastic Four and it’s sub characters like the Silver Surfer. I would love to see the Silver Surfer in a Marvel produced movie, but it ain’t going to happen.

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