Some breaking news over at the Marvel front of the comic book genre has released, with the studio transitioning its go-to director. The scoop from Bad Ass Digest has confirmed with their source that Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors, Joe and Anthony Russo have inked a deal to direct Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 & 2. Earlier reports from Sony’s leaked e-mails mentioned this same news, which was meant to be confidential between Sony and Marvel. This news further confirms speculation over director Joss Whedon stepping away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after giving us what is sure to be two spectacular Avengers films.
This choice makes plenty of sense. The upcoming Captain America: Civil War will most likely feature the most Avengers/superheroes in any Marvel film up to this point. That may change soon after, if in fact Infinity War sees the Avengers teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Civil War is also said to have big ties into Infinity War, so keeping the same directors, along with writers and Marvel regulars Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will give the two part Avengers film the best option at continuity and delivering the best story.
Along with Civil War and Infinity War Part 1 & 2, the Russos will also be heavily involved with producing a solo Spider-Man film that fits into the M.C.U. Though its natural for me to be concerned with giving two directors so much responsibility and workload, they’ve also given me no reason to not be excited about it after seeing what they did in The Winter Soldier.
We’ll have to wait and see just how much of a difference Joss Whedon’s departure makes on the next Avengers films to follow, as someone who’s passion for these Marvel characters clearly showed in the final product.
Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 will release on May 2018
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 will release on May 2019