No more rumours and speculations, Marvel fans.
A few weeks ago, Badass Digest broke the news that “Captain America” directors Joe and Anthony Russo have signed on to direct “Avengers: Infinity War” Part 1 and Part 2. It took quite a while for Marvel to respond to the report but the studio finally confirmed it on Tuesday (7th April).
The directing duo 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.
It was long rumoured that they will direct the 2-part conclusion to “The Avengers” franchise after Marvel confirmed that they are directing the 3rd “Captain America” film subtitled “Civil War“. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” director Joss Whedon also previously hinted that he’d be departing the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after his 2nd Avengers film.
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 films as Groot’s voice actor, Vin Diesel let slip that the studio is planing some sort of “merging of brands” for its Phase 3. The film will feature the battle between the Earth’s mightiest heroes and the mad titan, Thanos.
They will begin the filming of “Captain America: Civil War” this April, which is slated for release on 6th May 2016.