[UPDATED] The Russo Brothers Reportedly Direct AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

UPDATED 04/07: Marvel Studios has officially announced that Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo will direct the two-part Avengers: Infinity War film event.

Original Story: Over at BadAss Digest, Devin Faraci is reporting that Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo have been taped to direct both parts of Avengers: Infinity War, the massive saga that Marvel Studios announced last fall.

Well, it means the long running rumor just inched closer to confirmation. Marvel is reportedly also looking to enlist Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, writers of all the Captain America movies, to script both parts of the Avengers threequel.

This also means that Josh Whedon, who already announced that he wouldn’t be returning for Avengers 3, won’t be back to write this “trilogy”. So does it mean he can go back to pushing Netflix to pickup the sci-fi cult classic “Firefly”? There’s nothing official on this from Marvel.

According to a recent report, the Russo brothers were also attached to Sony’s male version of the Ghostbusters reboot. Does it mean that the male-driven Ghostbusters project is dead for now?

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2 will be shot back-to-back in 2016 and 2017 in anticipation of May 2018 and 2019 release respectively.

Avengers: Infinity War Rumor

UPDATE: Check out the official details via Marvel.com:

As anticipation and excitement build to a fever pitch for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the blockbuster sequel to the third-largest movie of all time, Marvel is proud to announce Joe and Anthony Russo will join the franchise as the directors of Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2.”

The Russo brothers first entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” one of the top-grossing film’s from 2014, and are currently preparing to shoot Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.” The third film in the Captain America franchise will bring the classic storyline from the comics to life pitting Cap (Chris Evans) against Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), as well as introducing Black Panther to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with actor Chadwick Boseman ahead of his own film later in Phase 3.

Before stepping behind the camera for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War,” the Russo brothers served as Executive Producers and directors for many TV series, including “Community” and “Happy Endings.” Joe and Anthony earned a Primetime Emmy award for their work directing the pilot episode of the cult-hit “Arrested Development” series. Their film debut was “Welcome to Collinwood”, produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney.