The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the Russo brothers will direct Infinity Wars Parts 1 and 2. Given that the Winter Soldier directing duo starts filming Captain America: Civil War next month, this essentially puts them on an immediate turnaround to start filming the two-part Avengers saga as soon as they finish Civil War’s final shot (and comic fans know what I mean).
While there may have been some studio wrangling going on with this announcement, knowing that Whedon is leaving the Avengers directing chair vacant and the Russos eyeing some Ghostbusters or Spider-Man action, this is still a great grab for Marvel. Captain America: The Winter Solder is ranked near the top of any Marvel movie list and the action scenes were fantastic. Given the short time between shooting Cap 3 and Infinity War, expect whatever tone we see start to come across in the Civil War movie to also drive the Infinity War flicks. Set course for awesome!