Exciting times ahead, Marvel fans.
While we await the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron“, Badass Digest broke the news that “Captain America” directors Anthony and Joe Russo have signed on to direct the next instalment of “The Avengers“.
The Russo brothers are best known for directing episodes of “Arrested Development” and NBC’s “Community“. They are also known for directing Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, which raked in a worldwide total of USD714.8 million at the box office and became the 7th-highest grossing film of 2014 worldwide.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” director Joss Whedon long hinted that he’d be departing the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after his 2nd Avengers film. Thus, when the Russo brothers confirmed that they will be directing the 3rd “Captain America” film subtitled “Civil War“, it was also rumoured that the directing duo will direct the 2-part conclusion to the “Avengers” franchise.
Marvel did not respond to Badass Digest’s report, but TheWrap confirmed that they are close to signing a deal with Marvel and the production of the 2-part film is expected to begin filming in 2016 and 2017. No writers are officially attached to the project yet, but “Captain America” franchise writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are in talks to pen the script.
“Avengers: Infinity War” will be released 3 years after the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron“. The 1st part of “Avengers: Infinity War” is slated for release on 4th May 2018 while the 2nd part will be released on 3rd May 2019.
The cast of “The Guardians of the Galaxy” are expected to appear in the final Avengers film as Groot’s voice actor, Vin Diesel let slip that the studio is planing some sort of “merging of brands” for its Phase 3.
Marvel also confirmed that the film will feature the battle between the Earth’s mightiest heroes and the mad titan, Thanos.
The Russo brothers have recently signed a 3-year first-look deal with Sony to direct an untitled “Ghostbusters” movie, starring Channing Tatum. But now, it seems as though the deal will be extended at some point. The duo will also begin the filming of “Captain America: Civil War” this April, which is slated for release on 6th May 2016.
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