Marvel has just confirmed that directors Joe and Anthony Russo have officially signed on to direct the 2-part AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. The Russos previously directed the financially and critically successful CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER last year and are also directing CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, which begins production this month. The Russos did such an amazing job with their first Marvel film, so the confidence the studio is placing in them for this massive event is beyond warranted. They are Marvel fans who get the material while also having the creative talent needed to take that which they love and help a worldwide audience feel the same way. This is GREAT news.
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART 1 will be released on May 4, 2018 with PART 2 following on May 3, 2019.
See the full announcement below.
As anticipation and excitement build to a fever pitch for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the blockbuster sequel to the third-largest movie of all time, Marvel is proud to announce Joe and Anthony Russo will join the franchise as the directors of Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2.”
The Russo brothers first entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” one of the top-grossing film’s from 2014, and are currently preparing to shoot Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.” The third film in the Captain America franchise will bring the classic storyline from the comics to life pitting Cap (Chris Evans) against Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), as well as introducing Black Panther to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with actor Chadwick Boseman ahead of his own film later in Phase 3.
Before stepping behind the camera for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War,” the Russo brothers served as Executive Producers and directors for many TV series, including “Community” and “Happy Endings.” Joe and Anthony earned a Primetime Emmy award for their work directing the pilot episode of the cult-hit “Arrested Development” series. Their film debut was “Welcome to Collinwood”, produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney.