In an unsurprising move, it has been confirmed that Marvel is going to have the Russo bros. of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER direct the third and fourth Avengers films, Infinity War. This was reported during the Sony email leaks that the duo would be returning for not just CIVIL WAR in 2016, but the INFINITY WAR movies the years following.
This actually makes a lot of sense with CIVIL WAR having a ton of characters in it. Starring Captain America against rival Tony Stark, other current superheroes rumored to be included are: Hawkeye, Black Widow, Quicksilver Scarlet Witch, Falcon, War Machine, and Nick Fury. Additional casting has Black Panther, Spider-Man, Wasp, and Captain Marvel in talks to be involved with the film. If Marvel plays their cards right and doesn’t over saturate the film (I believe in the Russos), this will be a great segue into the INFINITY WAR films against Thanos.
Included in this update is that Christopher Markus and Stephen Freely will be scripting the film, as they frequently work with Marvel. Their credits include Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World, The Winter Soldier, Civil War, and Agent Carter, they’ve got their hands deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This could be a huge boon for the studio, as they have history and know whats going on between the characters, starting at the beginning.
If you’re on the fence about this update, thats ok, but we’ll be updating more as CIVIL WAR hasn’t even started production yet. We’ll keep our eye on the INFINITY WAR and if the Russo bros will handle it directly.