The Russo Brothers Set For Avengers: Infinity War

The Winter Soldier/Civil War duo have made their deal

The Russo Brothers Set For Avengers: Infinity War

by James White |
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Having impressed the world and the Marvel brass with their excellent work on last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, filmmaking sibling duo Joe and Anthony Russo were quickly retained to handle its follow-up, Captain America: Civil War, which also has the difficult task of covering the fallout from Avengers: Age Of Ultron. They’ve been rumoured as successors to Joss Whedon’s place in the Marvel movie firmament for a while now and Badass Digest has heard that they’ve officially signed on to make both parts of **Avengers: Infinity War.

It’s a busy time for the pair, who also recently landed a first-look deal with Sony and have been connected to the studio’s attempt to make more Ghostbusters films following Paul Feig’s, which is due next year.

While Marvel has not yet officially announced the Russos’ deal, various trade publications have confirmed that they’re on board. Unlike Whedon, who acts as a one-man writing/directing machine, they won’t be directly crafting the scripts for the two-part Thanos-flavoured throwdown, although they will have input as with both **Winter Soldier **and Civil War. Although nothing has been confirmed, it appears that Captain America/Winter Soldier/**Civil War **writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also helped bring Agent Carter to television, could be the people for the job.

It seems like a smart move, especially as** Civil War** will be one of the key parts in setting up the future of the Avengers films, so now they’ll be helping to guide it all the way through to 2018 and 2019. Despite what the official logos say, Avengers: Infinity War – Part I lands in the UK on April 27, 2018 (May 4 in the States), with Part II crashing in on April 26, 2019 (May 3 Stateside). Age Of Ultron, meanwhile, is so very close to us now, with the UK release set for April 23 over here, with US audiences (and one very impatient Empire LA Editor) waiting until May 1.

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