Marvel has confirmed that “Captain America” writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will write “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2.”
Marvel executives are big fans of the duo, who have previously written Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War.”
Markus and McFeely will once again team with directors Joe and Anthony Russo for the two-part climax to Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” will hit theaters May 4, 2018, with the second part following on May 3, 2019.
“Chris and Steve have been an integral part of the Marvel family since the early days of Phase 1, and their work speaks for itself,” producer Kevin Feige said. “We couldn’t be more excited to have them with us to help guide the Avengers through their biggest story yet.”
In addition to writing all three films in Marvel’s “Captain America” franchise, Markus and McFeely also created “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” which premiered earlier this year on ABC and co-wrote Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World.” Beyond their work for Marvel, Markus and McFeely also wrote Michael Bay‘s “Pain & Gain,” the Ben Kingsley hitman movie “You Kill Me” and “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.”
Markus and McFeely are represented by UTA and attorney David Colden.