Winter Soldier directors Russo Brothers sign on to helm Avengers: Infinity War 1, 2

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Mar 23, 2015, 9:16 PM EDT (Updated)

Marvel has tossed down the gauntlet and signed up Joe and Anthony Russo to close out the next phase of superhero series with style in the cosmic battleground of Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2.

The sibling directors will be attacking the material once finished with next year's Captain America: Civil War, their followup to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Although no screenwriters have yet to be announced, rumors have it that Marvel is eyeing the Captain America films' writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, with a plan to shoot both Infinity War movies back to back in 2016 and 2017.

The official signing of the filmmaking brothers, reported by Badass Digest and confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, shows not only Marvel's supreme confidence in its talents to bring sympathetic, complex characters to life amid these colossal special-effects extravaganzas, but also the utmost importance to keep a strong measure of tonal continuity in its MCU films, culminating with the epic battle between Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the mad titan Thanos in Infinity War

Are you hating the fact that Joss Whedon won't be directing Avengers: Infinity War or ready to turn the helm over to the Russo Brothers?

(Via Badass Digest)