HollyShorts 10th Anniversary Opening Night Gala - Red CarpetThe "Avengers" series is getting not one, but two new directors for its final two installments: Joe and Anthony Russo.

Badass Digest reported earlier Monday that the Russo brothers would take over for departing "Avengers" director Joss Whedon, and will helm both segments of the two-part "Avengers: Infinity War." The deal was later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

The Russos are a hot commodity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, coming off the success of helming 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and are currently in pre-production on the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War," which is slated for release on May 6, 2016. According to Badass Digest, the plan is for them to start shooting "Infinity War" sometime in 2016, and film both flicks back-to-back.

No writers are currently attached to the project, though Badass Digest and THR both report that writing partners Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (who penned all three "Captain America" movies) are rumored to be the likely candidates for the job. Expect an official announcement from Marvel about the Russo brothers' deal sometime soon.

"Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1" is due in theaters on May 4, 2018, and "Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2" is slated for release on May 3, 2019.

[via: Badass Digest]

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