The team is assembling for Marvel’s two-part Avengers: Infinity War saga, and it’s mighty familiar. Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo recently closed their deal to direct both of the Phase Three-capping films, and now it appears that they’re bringing The Winter Soldier screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely along with them.
When initially reporting that the Russo Brothers would definitely helm Infinity War, Badass Digest noted that Markus and McFeely were in talks to pen the script. Now Badass Digest is reporting that the duo have closed their deal to pen the screenplay for Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2.
Markus and McFeely are kind of Marvel veterans at this point. The two penned the scripts for Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor: The Dark World in addition to The Winter Soldier, and created Marvel’s Agent Carter TV series. If Infinity War is intended to bring to a head everything that’s come before in the MCU—and assuming Joss Whedon is definitely done with Marvel after Age of Ultron—it seems fitting that the Russo Brothers and Markus and McFeely are the ones to finally bring Thanos and all of the MCU characters to the forefront in an intergalactic battle. And on a side note, BD also reports that Thor: Ragnarok, which will be released directly before the first Infinity War, is apparently taking the “universe-shaking” role that Winter Soldier had in Phase Two.
But the creative foursome won’t have to wait until Infinity War to get back together. They already reunited after Winter Soldier for Captain America: Civil War, which Markus and McFeely also wrote. That film—which co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and is more like The Avengers 2.5 than Captain America 3—starts production this month in Atlanta with the Russo Brothers directing. But as cameras roll on that film, it appears that pens will be put to paper to start fleshing out the Infinity War saga.
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 will be released on May 4, 2018, and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 will open on May 3, 2019.