There is something about directors from the television show Community that have gone on to take over major film properties. Joe and Anthony Russo went from Community to direct the first sequel to Captain America, which was the highly success and well-received Captain America: The Winter Soldier. They are about to film Captain America: Civil War and the long-standing rumor was they were high on the list for directing Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Badass Digest is reporting that the deal to bring the Russo’s onto the project is done and that an official announcement should be released soon. Joss Whedon, who was slated to direct two Avengers movies, has confirmed that he is moving on after Age of Ultron, which left Infinity War without a director.
Rumors have been rampant that the events of Age of Ultron are going to cause the events that will occur in Civil War. Beyond that, Civil War is stated to be the beginning of leading everything toward the Infinity War.
After The Winter Soldier, the Russo brother made fans love Captain America and remind everyone how badass of a character he is. Not the poster boy for America that people used to think of him as, but a symbol of being on the right side of history, even if it means standing opposed to the government he has sworn to fight for.
The rumor is that the films will shoot back-to-back in 2016 and 2017. If this announcement turns out to be true and we have a firm idea of who will be directing the franchise, I think fans can rest easy that Joss Whedon will be fully represented in the Infinity War films. However, I’m excited for Civil War and am looking forward to that first.