Rumor: Russo Brothers Close Deal to Direct 'Avengers: Infinity War'
Back when news of Captain America: Civil War first surfaced, there were rumblings that the sequel's directing duo, Anthony & Joe Russo, were already in talks with Marvel Studios to be at the helm of the next installment of The Avengers, which we've since learned will be a two-part event called Infinity War. And now, if a rumor at Badass Digest is to be believed, the Russo brothers, who also directed the stellar Captain America: The Winter Soldier, have closed their deal to direct both parts of The Avengers' next adventure coming in 2018 and 2019, with production shooting back-to-back in both 2016 and 2017.
As of now, there's no writers attached yet, but the same source reveals that Captain America franchise writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely are in talks to script the two-part event film. Considering Joss Whedon will likely be taking a step back as shepherd of the Marvel universe on the big screen, it's nice to see that Marvel already has the Russo brothers lined up to share the load. So this combined with news of a second Ghostbusters film developing at Sony Pictures, it sounds like Anthony & Joe Russo are going to be pretty busy until 2019. Not a bad journey for a couple of dudes who started out directing episodes of "Arrested Development" years ago.
UPDATE: The Wrap is also corroborating this report, so it's seems to be true.