Monday, March 23, 2015

Joe and Anthony Russo officially set to direct 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Marvel is probably the most powerful studio in Hollywood right now, and they will certainly not be slowing down. Last summer saw the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, and this year, Marvel is back with the highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. 2016 will see the release of Captain America: Civil War and over the course of the next few years, we'll meet all kinds of new heroes like Black Panther, Doctor Strange and a new Spider-Man. However, the most anticipated project on the Marvel horizon has to be Avengers: Infinity War. The two-part finale to the first mega-phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Infinity War has been built up since the credits closed on the first Avengers film. While rumors have spread over the last few months like wildfire, we received some confirmation today about the director(s) of the highly anticipated saga.

Devin Faraci at Badass Digest officially confirmed today that Joe and Anthony Russo, the directorial team behind The Winter Soldier and the upcoming Civil War, will be at the helm for Infinity War. The deal was closed very recently, said Faraci, and he expects that there will be an announcement soon. In the report at Badass Digest, Faraci also discloses that the films will be shooting back-to-back in 2016/2017 and that Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America trilogy) are in talks to write the film. All in all, as someone who believes that The Winter Soldier is the best Marvel movie, this could not be better news. I really enjoyed the dramatic gravitas that the Russo Brothers brought to the series and I can't wait to see their take on the epic finale of the Avengers series. Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to premiere on May 1 and Captain America: Civil War will be hitting theaters on May 6, 2016, while Avengers: Infinity War- Part 1 will debut on May 4, 2018 and Part 2 will hit on May 3, 2019. Lots of great stuff is coming down the pipeline for Marvel fans.

Image Credits: Business Insider

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