It was back in October of 2014 when Kevin Feige took to the stage to announce Marvel’s Phase 3 plans for the grand finale. With that, came the revelation that not only would the third Avengers film be an adaption of the Infinity War storyline, but also that it was going to be a two part film.
Fast forward to July of this year, and the film’s directors, Joe and Anthony Russo revealed that this wasn’t going to be the case after all, explaining that the subtitles had been dropped without letting us know why.
Thankfully, Feige has gone on record to give us an answer. Read on to hear what he had to say.
Speaking to IGN the Godfathers of the MCU, explained:
There’s a reason we have publicly called the first one ‘Infinity War’ and the second one ‘Untitled,’ because the movies we were developing were not — certainly there’s a connection, there are with all our movies— but it’s not a first part and a second part,’ before adding ‘It’s a whole movie and a whole story, and then a whole movie and a whole story. That’s about all I can say. It’s certainly inspired by everything that has come before and everything that is hinted at before.”
The veteran producer then went on to reveal the difficulty in crafting the film, lies in bringing every characters story together. We already know that aswell as The Avengers we’ll also be seeing the Guardians of The Galaxy and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange joining the fray. Speaking of this task he went on to say:
We will be intercutting a lot of stories in that movie in a lot of different locales, as it sort of is in the Avengers movies as well; who is facing off against who,’ he said. ‘In this movie, it’s going to be fun to mix that up. One of the things that’s great about the Infinity Gauntlet is everybody tried to go up against Thanos whether they were god-like powers or not, because that’s what Avengers do. The fun about those two movies that we’re doing essentially at the same time is everybody’s there.”
While it will no doubt still be a disappoint to some knowing that the action won’t span two films, it does sound as though what we will get will be pretty damn awesome.
Avengers: Infinity War
Part One is set for release May 4th, 2018 whilst the as of yet untitled sequel will arrive May 3rd, 2019.
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