Emails that leaked during the Sony hack last year revealed that Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are coming on board to direct both Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. That report was never confirmed by Marvel Studios, but just one month later, Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon said he does not want to make this two-part adventure, which will close out Phase Three. Today, we have a new report from Badass Digest which claims that both Anthony Russo and Joe Russo have finalized their deals to direct Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.
The two-part sequel does not have any writers on board at this time, but the site also claims that Marvel is in talks with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to pen the screenplay. They are the writers behind Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Thor: The Dark World for the studio. While Marvel hasn't confirmed these developments, the site expects an official announcement very shortly.
The site also adds that Captain America: Civil War, the first Marvel Phase Three movie, is "instrumental" in setting up both Infinity War movies. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 are expected to shoot back-to-back in 2016 and 2017, with a May 4, 2018 release date set for Part 1 and a May 3, 2019 date set for Part 2. What do you think about these developments? Do you think the Russos have proven themselves worthy to take on Marvel's biggest adventure yet? Let us know what you think below.