In 2014, Marvel made a huge announcement about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe saying that Phase 3 would end with a two-part Avengers film appropriately titled Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Part II. Most believed that the project was following the tradition of closing trilogies being split into two films. With the amount of characters involved throughout the entire three phases, it would probably be best to split it into two films so that the characters got their justified screen times. Now with the Captain America: Civil War press tour pretty much completed, The Russo Brothers are talking about Avengers: Infinity War, and have dropped one very revealing detail.
According to them, the Part I and Part II titles are “misleading.” More on the story here below.
Mike Ryan of Uproxx was able to uncover the latest bit of information from the directors regarding the two Avengers films. When asked about where the divide will be in the two films, Joe Russo said: “The movies are two very different movies.” This wouldn’t be the first time that we’ve heard this. During the start of the Civil War press tour, Anthony Russo said the same thing:
“It’s not a part one and part two scenario, necessarily. They’re just two different expressions. I think it creates a misconception that we’re shooting them at the same time.”
It was first thought when the film was a two-parter that it would be shot at the same time for what was rumored to be a nine-month shoot. The Part I and Part II titles clearly was just a title treatment or something meant to throw people off, with Anthony Russo saying that “It is misleading.” Then Joe Russo added this little tidbit about the titles of the two films:
“The intention is we will change it, we just haven’t come up with the titles yet. But, yes, we will change it. And, yes, that is a scoop: we will retitle them.”
Most would agree that splitting up a finale into two parts is a horrible decision. Part one generally lacks the action necessary to keep the audience engage and has a lot more exposition, which the audience is expected to remember an entire year later when part two is released. So, the Russos are just skipping past that, and going forth with two very separate films. Now as to what these two films could be about, that is still not clear.
Avengers: Infinity War Part I hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Part II opens in theaters on May 3, 2019.