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Joe and Anthony Russo to direct Avengers: Infinity War movies

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

Story by Jack Foley

JOE and Anthony Russo are to replace Joss Whedon as the directors of Marvel’s Avengers franchise.

Having done such a good job with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the duo have already returned to the Marvel fold to complete Captain America: Civil War.

But the brothers have now been confirmed to helm both parts of the studio’s Avengers: Infinity War, the third and fourth films in the billion dollar franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, they’ll film Infinity War in one long shoot beginning sometime in 2016.

No writers have yet been attached but it is likely that Winter Soldier’s Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will play a part in the creative process given that they also collaborated on Civil War, which the Russos will begin shooting next month, and which thematically will follow on from this summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Civil War is currently due to be released on May 6, 2016. Infinity War — Part 1 and Infinity War — Part 2 are slated to be released on May 4, 2018, and May 3, 2019, respectively.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the first film the brothers directed for Marvel, grossed $717.7 million worldwide.

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