Avengers Assemble! We’re going to keep shouting that on the off chance that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes appear before us in advance of the May 1 release date of the hotly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron. Just as that film looks to change the stakes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on-screen, massive readjustments are happening behind the scenes as well. Yesterday, it was announced that Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony and Joe Russo will be filling the void left behind by Joss Whedon and directing Avengers: Infinity War. Today, on Nerdist News, our very own Jessica Chobot breaks down exactly what that means for the future of the franchise.
But WAIT, there’s more! Considering that Captain America: Civil War is gearing up to start shooting in a few weeks, Marvel is scrambling to figure out the future of its recently rescued friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. On today’s episode, we break down the direction in which their casting choices could swing–and it just may surprise you. Or maybe you’re more cynical than Tony Stark and you won’t be surprised. The point is that we’ve got the highest level of S.H.I.E.L.D. clearance possible, and we’re letting you in on the latest, True Believers.
What do you think about the Russo Bros. taking over the Avengers? Who would you like to see play Spider-Man? When will we finally get the Squirrel Girl cameo that audiences are demanding? Let us know in the comments below. Then, be sure to check out the most f—ked up deaths in video game history on a new Nerdist Play, and stay tuned to Nerdist.com for even more Nerdist News!