Back in May the Russo Brothers spoke to Uproxx about the upcoming Avengers: Infinity Wars films. Originally Part 1 was due in 2018 and Part 2 in 2019. While those release windows haven’t changed, something else has: their names. Part 1 is now simply titled Avengers: Infinity Wars. Part 2 is temporarily known as Untitled Avengers.
The announcement of the title change came from Disney this Friday. When asked why they wanted to change the names Joe Russo responded, “The movies are two very different movies.” Perhaps another reason is because lately audiences haven’t been too keen on the idea of one story being split into two parts like with the final Hunger Games or Harry Potter films. I know I’m tired of it.
Now, the Russo’s are setting the stage for two epic stories as opposed to one elongated saga stretched over 4+ hours. We can expect Avengers: Infinity Wars to have a reasonable conclusion while paving the way for the yet unnamed Untitled Avengers, as opposed to leaving audiences dangling (too much) mid-story for a whole year.
Exciting news to be sure from the guys who brought us Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, two awesome entries into the Captain America series and the MCU at large. On top of that, and recruiting our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man for the films, fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming years. Especially after the Web Slinger’s stellar debut in Captain America: Civil War.
Avengers: Infinity Wars is still on track for its release on May 4, 2018 with the next film still coming a year later on May 3, 2019. We will be sure to keep you geeks updated on the Avengers series as the news lands. Until then, let us know what you think about the name changes being made to the movies.