The next two ‘Avengers’ films could feature 67 main characters

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo reveal the epic scale of their 'Infinity Wars' movies

The next two Avengers films could feature as many as 67 significant characters, its directors have suggested.

The Marvel franchise’s next two instalments, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2, will be shot back to back over nine months, beginning later this year.

Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors of 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and this year’s Captain America: Civil War, are taking over from Joss Whedon behind the camera. Part 1 of Infinity War is slated for release in summer 2018 with Part 2 to follow in summer 2019.

During a recent interview with, Anthony Russo mistakenly referred to Hayley Atwell’s Marvel character as “Sharon” Carter instead of her actual name, Peggy Carter. “We have so many characters we’re dealing with,” his brother Joe chipped in. “We’re breaking ground on Avengers: Infinity War. We have a board with 67 characters on it. You have to forgive him.”

Before they start shooting the Infinity War films, the Russo Brothers will put the finishing touches to Captain America: Civil War, which is set for release on May 6. Chris Evans’ title character will be joined by Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye in the sequel, as well as by the new Spider-Man played by young British actor Tom Holland. Watch the latest trailer here.