As the fallout from the Sony hack continues, we now have some potential news concerning Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, with leaked emails reportedly revealing that Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War helmers Anthony and Joe Russo will direct the two-part showdown between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Thanos.
According to Overtice, the Russos emailed Sony chairman Amy Pascal, stating that it’s “a pity that negotiations with Marvel did not work” (referring of course to the recent news that Marvel Studios tried – and failed – to get Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War), before revealing that they will direct 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and 2019’s Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2, once they have completed work on The Gray Man for Sony.
Meanwhile, the Russos subsequently offered to produce future instalments of Sony’s troubled Spider-Man series via their production company Bullitt, stating that “a difficult conversation” would have to take place between Sony and current Spidey producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, but one that was “worth having.” Appparently, Pascal did not reply to the offer, although the Russos email was said to have been sent a week before the hack, so perhaps this gives Sony something else to consider at the ‘Spidey Summit’ they plan to hold in January.
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