Russo Brothers to Direct ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Part 1 and Part 2
The dynamic duo of Joe and Anthony Russo are directing Avengers: Infinity War — both parts. And they’re doing the shoot Lord of the Rings style.
The Russo brothers, who earned raves as the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will officially film Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 back-to-back in one long shoot. The brothers are taking over the billion-dollar franchise from Joss Whedon, who helmed the first two Avengers films, with the second, Avengers: Age of Ultron, hitting theaters on May 1. While The Avengers is a property that is likely to do insane business no matter who’s directing it, it’s still encouraging to see two Marvel aficionados take charge, as the Russo brothers seem to get the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a way similar to how Whedon gets it.
No writers have been announced for the project just yet, although it’s fairly likely that the brothers will bring Winter Soldier scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely on board. After all, they collaborated together on Captain America: Civil War, which the Russos will begin filming next month with many of the Avengers themselves, as Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. have signed on.
The Russo brothers are expected to begin filming Avengers: Infinity War — Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War — Part 2, once their commitments with Civil War are fulfilled. The two installments of Infinity War are scheduled to be released May 4, 2018, and May 3, 2019, respectively.
So what do you think of the deal? Are the Russo brothers the right men for the job? Or is there some other director out there you’d like to see take a crack at Marvel’s biggest franchise? Sound off in the comments!