As we march on towards the release of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ next month, some news regarding Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and their adventures in Marvel Studios’ Phase Three has been slowly trickling out. Back in January, Joss Whedon revealed that it was “very doubtful” that he’d return to helm the third and fourth installments of the ‘Avengers’ franchise. Then about two weeks ago, reports emerged about ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo helming ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ after they complete production on ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ Now, the House of Ideas has confirmed those reports.
According to Marvel.com, the Russos will direct the two-part epic finale of Phase Three. After earning a Primetime Emmy for their work on the ‘Arrested Development’ pilot, the brothers became known for their work as executive producers and directors on popular comedies like ‘Community’ and ‘Happy Endings.’ Then last year, they surprised the world when they tackled the Star Spangled Avenger’s second solo film that drastically changed the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They’re looking to do it once again with ‘Civil War’, which will find Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers at odds with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and introduce fans to Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther. But after that, they’ll step into Whedon’s soon-to-be vacant role that saw him assembling the biggest names in the MCU for a couple of blockbuster movies.
However, this new development brings into question their other recently announced projects. The Russos are currently attached to direct the ‘Ghostbusters’ film starring Channing Tatum. They’ve also been rumored to have a hand in Sony and Marvel’s reboot of ‘Spider-Man.’ But now that ‘Infinity War’ is in their future, who knows how involved they’ll be in these other massive franchises.
What do think about Anthony and Joe Russo directing ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? Are you excited to see the direction that they steer the Marvel Cinematic Universe in? And what do you think will happen with their involvement in ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Spider-Man’? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.