During a half-hour press event in late October 2014, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, along with a number of special guests, unveiled the studio's Phase 3 slate, which included the two-part epic adventure Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, which are set for release in May 2018 and May 2019, respectively. Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will reunite with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely on this two-part adventure, but there is still very little we know about these movies thus far. Today we have word that, at some point, both movies will get new titles.
Many fans were incredibly excited when the Infinity War movies were announced, since it meant that Earth's Mightiest Heroes would eventually square off against the Mad Titan himself, Thanos (Josh Brolin) over control of the Infinity Stones. During an interview with Uproxx, Joe Russo teased that they are both "different movies," while confirming that new titles will be announced, as soon as they come up with them. Here's what the director had to say below.
"The movies are two very different movies. 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."
Joe Russo's brother Anthony Russo revealed that the titles are "misleading," since Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 won't be just one half of a huge movie. Splitting one movie into two parts has become quite trendy over the past few years, particularly with adaptations of beloved novels, like the final books in the Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games and Divergent franchises. This report reveals that the brothers are "adamant" that each Infinity War movie will feature a different story, but we don't know anything about the story for each movie quite yet.
Production on both Infinity War movies will start at the end of this year, with reports claiming that the Russo Brothers are planning a nine-month shoot to film both movies back-to-back. The directors have also teased that the Infinity War movies will mark a culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far, and that there may be as many as 67 characters featured in both movies. Stay tuned for more details on Avengers: Infinity War as we get closer to production starting.