Marvel Studios confirmed earlier this week that Anthony and Joe Russo will direct the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Today, the studio announced that the movies will reunite the Russo brothers with Captain America: The Winter Solider writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Markus and McFeely also wrote the Russos’ forthcoming Captain America: Civil War, as well as the first Captain America film. In addition, the pair did rewrites for Thor: The Dark World and helped create the well-received mini-series Marvel’s Agent Carter for ABC. Clearly, Marvel has found a working creative dynamic that they see no reason to alter. And with the studio’s track record of success to date, who can blame them?
Civil War will soon begin production in Atlanta, Georgia, with a scheduled May 6th, 2016 release date. Avengers: Infinity War Part I is set for May 4th, 2018, with Part II coming the following year on May 3rd. Presumably, Infinity War will see Josh Brolin’s Thanos character bringing together the six Infinity Stones — as explained in Guardians of the Galaxy — in his quest for universal domination. Whether or not the Guardians will play a role is currently unknown.