Anthony Russo and his brother—and Nick DiPaolo lookalike—Joe are two of the luckiest guys in Hollywood. They started out directing criminally under-seen comedies like Welcome to Collinwood, as well as ten episodes of Arrested Development, before landing the job directing Captain America: The Winter Soldier. After crushing it with that film, they became the new go-to guys at Marvel when it was announced that they would helm Civil War as well as the two-part Avengers: Infinity War, both of which they chatted about in a recent interview.
If you don't feel like watching the entire video above, we've got the highlights from Comic Book Movie (link below). They spoke first about the potential for Chris Evans to pass the Cap mantle to another one of the characters that played him in the comics, namely either Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) or Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie)...
"We are moving into a Phase with the storytelling where when we bring Captain America's story forward from Civil War, it's going to be into Avengers: Infinity War," Anthony explains. "That's the next chapter so to speak in his specific story and there's been no talk of where we go beyond that yet. Those are two gigantic movies that are intended to be the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, so there is going to be storytelling that happens in those films that we haven't seen yet in the MCU, so who's to say what the condition of the characters are at that point or who even makes it to that movie to begin with. Who makes it out of those movies is anybody's guess at this point..."
Continuing to look toward the future, they did have some interesting things to say about their future Marvel endeavor, Avengers: Infinity War...
"We start shooting in November, so we're literally getting the scripts from the writers in the next two weeks." Anthony then weighed in to explain why we should be looking at these movies as not necessarily one big story told over two parts, but two separate releases. "They're both very different movies. We aren't blocking them together because they're one long movie broken into two, we're blocking them together because that's the way you can assemble the massive cast that's required to shoot both of these movies and make it financially possible. That's the reason for shooting them back to back."
At least they're not shooting four movies at the same time like some lunatics I know.
Via Comic Book Movie