Russo’s A Lock For “Avengers: Infinity War”?

With Joss Whedon long ago making it clear that he won’t be back as director of a Marvel film after the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” it has long been rumored that “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” directors Joe and Anthony Russo would be in line to replace him on the two-part “Avengers: Infinity War” films.

Today, Badass Digest reports that the Russo Brothers have just closed their deal to direct both films just weeks before they get to work filming “Captain America: Civil War” next month. As that film is said to closely tie-in to the events of ‘Infinity War,’ it isn’t much of a stretch to see why the Russo’s are being brought back into the fold.

On top of that, the site claims that “Captain America” series scribes and “Agent Carter” co-creators Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are in talks to pen the screenplay for “Infinity War” in which Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his pursuit of the infinity stones will finally come to a head against Earth’s greatest heroes.

The news comes as a casting notice related to ‘Civil War’ indicates African men and women in ethnic wardrobe are being sought for likely scenes set within Wakanda and tie-in with Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther.

“Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2” will be shot back-to-back in 2016 and 2017 ahead of releases in May 2018 and May 2019