Until these lads came around no director has been able to stay in the center seat for more than two films from the Marvel-Disney franchise. Many had hoped that Joss Whedon would be the one to break that streak but alas that is not to be.
Currently Joe and Anthony Russo have only helmed one feature Marvel film - “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and it was already known they were already scheduled to shoot the next Captain film titled “Captain America: Civil War.”
However, Marvel-Disney has announced they have selected the siblings to now take over the Avengers films from the very capable hands of Mr. Whedon. In fact, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (due out May 1, 2015) will be the last Whedon film in that universe for the near future.
The Russo boys are set to tackle “Avengers: Infinity War - Part I” due out sometime in 2018 and “Avengers: Infinity War - Part II” for the following year. This will give them the prestigious and never before title of director of four Marvel films. Joe Russo is also involved with the television series “Marvels - Agent Carter” having directed episode “Bridge and Tunnel.”
“Captain America: Civil War” is currently in pre-production and will take up following the events of “Age of Ultron,” where the world governments come together to pass an international law that they think will regulated the behavior of super-humans causing a rift in the already fragile Avengers alliance, particularly Iron Man and Captain America who have rarely seen eye to eye even in the best of circumstances. The film is due in theaters on May 6, 2016.