Just a few months ago, directors Anthony & Joe Russo were making the publicity rounds for Captain America: Civil War, and conversation turned to the forthcoming two-part sequel that would bring The Avengers back together yet again for another big screen battle. At the time, they indicated that The Avengers: Infinity War – Part I and The Avengers: Infinity War – Part II would each have different titles because, “The movies are two very different movies. It’s misleading.”
At the time, Anthony & Joe Russo confirmed that they would give a new title to each of the sequels, but there was no indication as to what they would be called. That changes today as Disney has confirmed the official title for The Avengerssequel arriving in 2018. Find out The Avengers Infinity War title after the jump.
According to Deadline, the first sequel from Anthony & Joe Russo will simply be called The Avengers: Infinity War. Yep, that’s it. But honestly, it’s a bit surprising that they kept the title for the first part, because that implies that Thanos will get his hand on the Infinity Stones and the Infinity Gauntlet before the end of the first movie. Sure, we all knew that would happen anyway, but we weren’t sure when that would happen. Of course, the ultimate cliffhanger would be for Thanos to get his hands on the powerful stones and the glove to wield them at the end of the movie, but we’re betting he uses it in the climax of the first movie.
As for the movie formerly known as The Avengers: Infinity War – Part II, that now has the temporary moniker of Untitled Avengers. Perhaps the title will be held back until The Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters. But even if Disney tries to keep it under wraps, someone will probably find out about it ahead of time.
So despite the fact that The Avengers sequels were positioned as a two-part event, it’s clear that Anthony & Joe Russo want to establish them as two different movies. However, this could merely be a marketing change that the studio wanted to make so it didn’t look like they were splitting a single movie into two parts. That’s a move that has been perceived as a cash grab by studios for awhile now, so giving each movie a different title may change the audience perception on that front.
With The Avengers: Infinity War still a couple years away, we don’t know much about what to expect in the sequel beyond the basic plot points that come from the Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity War storylines from Jim Starlin‘s comics. But since we’ve seen how Marvel Studios played with big comic stories like Civil War on the big screen, there’s bound to be plenty of differences between what’s in the comics and what we see in the movies. Plus, Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy has been referenced to be involved and Captain Marvel (confirmed to be played by Brie Larson) has beentipped off to be part of the sequel too.
The Avengers: Infinity War arrives on May 4, 2018 while Untitled Avengers is slated for May 3, 2019.
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