Marvel Studios confirmed on Tuesday that the dynamic duo Joe and Anthony Russo will direct Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2.
Russo brothers have previously directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier for Marvel, which gives them experience in the superhero genre. The Russos will take over from Joss Whedon who has directed the first two Avengers movies. Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to release on May 1.
The directors have comedies like Welcome to Colinwood and You, Me and Dupree on their list of movies along with episodes from shows such as Community and Arrested Development.
The pair has signed a three-year deal with Sony. Allegedly, they are set to shoot a movie with Channing Tatum in the Ghostbusters’ franchise; the movie is untitled for now.
The duo will also direct Mark Greaney’s The Gray Man, an action thriller novel from 2009. Infinity War will be filmed in 2016 with back to back dates as both parts release with a gap of one year. Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus will be writing the script for the two-part feature.
Captain America: Civil War will begin shooting in April targeting for a release date in May. This installment will follow the story of Captain America and Iron Man, played by Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., against each other.
It will also introduce the famous comics’ character Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).
Infinity War Part 1 will release on 4 May 2018 and the second part on May 3 2019, as of now. Captain America: Civil War will premiere on May 6, 2016.