Though some True Believers may still be upset that Joss Whedon will not be writing and directing the third and fourth installments of the ‘Avengers’ franchise, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are in very good hands. Earlier this week, the House of Ideas officially confirmed that ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo would helm the epic two-part blockbuster ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’‘ Since that film is probably the most well received Marvel Studios film since ‘The Avengers,’ the Russos have proven their worthiness to steer the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the right direction. But now it looks like a few more familiar names will join the sibling filmmakers for the Phase Three finale.
According to Badass Digest, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will write ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.’ If the names don’t sound immediately familiar, you’ll certainly recognize some of their past projects. Not only have Markus and McFeely worked on ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ and the ABC mini-series (that will hopefully return for a second season) ‘Agent Carter,’ they previously wrote the scripts for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ for the Russos. They’ve been a big part of the MCU since Phase One and they had hands in arguably one of the best films produced by the company (which would be ‘Winter Soldier’ for those of you keeping track), so who better to replace Whedon with than these guys?
With all that being said, I haven’t seen a press release or official word from Marvel about this yet, but it seems like a no brainer. Considering their track record with the MCU and the Russos on top of the fact that ‘Civil War’ is supposed to set the stage for ‘Infinity War,’ Markus and McFeely are almost certainly on board for this, so it might be safe to start being psyched for 2018 and 2019.
What do you think about Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely writing ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? Based on their previous work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and with the Russo Brothers, do you think that they’re the right people to pick up where Joss Whedon left off? Share your thoughts in the comments below.