It was first revealed back in May that the two-part films of Avengers: Infinity War were not necessarily going to be called “Part 1” and “Part 2.” Directors Anthony and Joe Russo wanted everyone to know that those were really just a couple of placeholders, but the titles would be different to have new arcs to the story. Well, Marvel Studios has cleared things up somewhat and at least one of the film’s titles has now been confirmed.
In some sense, the two-part film is almost turning into two separate Avengers movies and Superhero Hype has revealed that Disney realizes that too.
Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios have confirmed that the first film is going to retain the original title of Avengers: Infinity War. As of now, the second film has no title of any kind and is simply being referred to as Untitled Avengers film.
Production on both films will actually begin in Atlanta, Georgia, this November with Infinity War shooting first and the second right after it. Anthony and Joe Russo will direct both parts after having the same position with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
The Verge is reporting that the films are keeping their original release dates, but they will no longer be two parts of the same story.
It appears now as if the two films are no longer going to be as closely linked as originally thought and this could make things very interesting. It was first thought that Infinity War would be close to a five-hour epic spread across two movies, but there could be two entirely separate stories now.
Of course, they would still be connected in some ways as the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) already is. The only difference is that they wouldn’t be one central plot and story, but more so separate films connected by characters and extenuating circumstances.
It’s believed that this will work out well for Marvel as fans typically aren’t too keen on “two-parters,” but it could affect one big thing: the characters.
Inquisitr reported earlier this year that the Russo brothers planned to have an insane amount of characters in the two-part Avengers finale, and they even had an actual number of 68. It was said that Avengers: Infinity War was going to bring together the entire MCU, but that may now be in jeopardy.
It was reported by Cleveland.com that Joe Russo knows how hard it is to put so many characters into a film, but feels they are needed.
“We have to tell a story and that story has to be built around the characters’ emotional arcs. And we can only have so many of those.”
So, it’s still possible that the Avengers, “New” Avengers, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Ant-Man, and others could all still show up.
Disney and Marvel obviously wanted fans to know that things are changing and that the two-part film will be separated into one. Two things that haven’t changed are the release dates as Avengers: Infinity War will still hit theaters on May 4, 2018, and the Untitled Avengers film will be release don May 3, 2019.
The final chapter of the Avengers franchise is not going to necessarily end the whole series, but things will change drastically from that point on. Avengers: Infinity War being the first chapter of the two-part film is huge as it seems like it would be the ultimate climax, but it appears as if the Russos have something bigger in store for part 2. Honestly, it wouldn’t be surprising for them to wait until next year’s Comic-Con to make the big reveal of the last film’s title.
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