Don't get too attached to that name for Marvel's big upcoming two-parter, say the Russo Brothers.
Speaking to Uproxx in advance of this week's release of Captain America: Civil War, directors Joe and Anthony Russo dropped some surprising info about Marvel's Phase 3-ending, all-hands-on-deck double-sized epic that they're filming next. Asked how they decided where to divide the story, Joe Russo said that the two films were not going to work exactly that way: "The movies are two very different movies."
After Anthony chimed in that it was "misleading" to label them Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2, Joe continued, "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."
In a way that makes sense: As Uproxx suggests, audiences are not especially keen on the idea that they're only seeing half a story, with the diminishing box office of the last two Hunger Games entries, Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2, as an example. Plus, while it's all but certain that the films will eventually lead to Marvel's cast of superheroes facing off against the space-based Thanos in a long-anticipated battle royale, that doesn't necessarily mean both movies will tell one continuous tale.
For instance, Part 1 (as it's called now) could very well be about the aftermath of Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and others, while Part 2 might be all about the big showdown with the purple guy and his minions. Marvel has never shied away from making changes as they go, so if the current title for these two movies doesn't apply anymore, I trust they know what they're doing.
Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 begin filming sometime later this year and are scheduled for release on May 4, 2018, and May 3, 2019, respectively. Will you be sad to see the Infinity War title go?