Earlier this week, Marvel confirmed that Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will direct both Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, taking over the Avengers franchise from director Joss Whedon. The news didn't come as too much of a surprise, since Joss Whedon revealed in January that he didn't want to direct the two-part Infinity War, and he also said last month that his upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron was "a nightmare" to shoot. Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with Joss Whedon, who discussed why he does not want to direct Infinity War. Here's what he had to say below.
"Every movie I have ever made has been an ensemble piece of increasingly enormous proportions. That many balls in the air, it's only going to get bigger with Infinity War. I'm not going to be able to give it what I would need to. It's a young man's game."
The director was sitting next to producer Kevin Feige during the interview, who used a line from The Godfather: Part III, telling Joss Whedon, "Just when you think you're out, you get pulled back in." The director had this to say in response to Kevin Feige's joke.
"That's the other reason I'm not making a third one."
We also reported yesterday that the Russo brothers will be reunited with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. The directors and writers worked together on last year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and they all start shooting Captain America: Civil War later this month in Atlanta. What do you think about these new details? Do you wish Joss Whedon would stick around for Infinity War, or do you think the two-part sequel is in good hands with the Russo's? Let us know what you think below.