Rumored for some time, it now appears to be official that Joe and Anthony Russo, the sibling pair behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, will take on Marvel Studios’ massive two-part Avengers: Infinity War.
The news comes via Badass Digest, who say the Russos will be taking over the next Avengers movies from Josh Whedon following the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron in May. Avengers: Infinity War will then round up the “third phase” of Marvel’s cinematic universe.
“It’s Thanos against everyone,” said star Josh Brolin about the epic two-part finale late last year, which is believed to involve the Mad Titan’s quest to bring together the six Infinity Stones we’ve seen appear throughout the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Russos, who also directed the comedies You, Me and Dupree and Welcome to Colinwood in addition to episodes of “Arrested Development” and “Community,” recentlysigned a first look deal at Sony Pictures. There, the pair is attached to direct The Gray Man, a big screen adaptation of Mark Greaney’s 2009 thriller novel, with rumors swirling that they’re also planning a Ghostbusters film with Channing Tatum attached to star.
Production on Captain America: Civil War is set to begin within the next two weeks with the film targeting a 6 May, 2016 release. After that, Avengers: Infinity War Part I will see a release on 4 May, 2018, with Part II set to follow one year later on 3 May, 2019.