names new directors for 'Avengers: Infinity War' -
7th April 2015
YORK (CNNMoney) Captain America, Iron Man, and
the Hulk will have new directors for their next film.
announced on Tuesday that Joe and Anthony Russo would
be taking over the biggest franchise in the Marvel
universe, "The Avengers."
directors will handle both the third film in the series,
"Avengers: Infinity War -- Part 1" in 2018,
and the fourth film, "Avengers: Infinity War
-- Part 2" in 2019.
two will be taking the reins from current "Avengers"
director, Joss Whedon, who is preparing for the series
second installment, May's highly anticipated "Avengers:
Age of Ultron."
Russo brothers, while new to "The Avengers,"
are not new to directing Marvel superheroes.
pair directed last year's "Captain America: The
Winter Solider," which made $714 million at the
global box office.
are also currently prepping to direct the next film
in the "Captain America" saga, "Captain
America: Civil War."
War" will pit Chris Evans' Captain America against
Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man in what some analysts
are predicting to be a box office smash when it's
released in the summer of 2016.
Avengers" series is not just one of the biggest
box office brands for Marvel, but also one of the
biggest in Hollywood.
first film in the series, 2012's "The Avengers,"
made $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office.
Russo brothers may also get the chance to be the first
directors in the Marvel universe to direct a whole
and its parent company Disney announced in February
that Spider-Man would be joining the studio's cinematic
while Marvel has been mum about what role the web-slinger
will play, there's a good chance he may show up in
the "Infinity Wars" sequels. Especially
if the films follow the plot of its preceding comic
next film in the Marvel universe, "Avengers:
Age of Ultron," premieres May 1.