Originally, there was just going to be one more Avengers movie in a conceived trilogy. Then in 2014, Marvel announced the final film would be split into two movies: The Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 and Part 2.
Now, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (directors of Captain America: Civil War and both remaining Avengers movies) revealed yesterday that Infinity War is no longer happening — at least, not in title.
When asked about where Infinity War, Part 1 will end and Part 2 begin, the brothers stressed that the two are very separate movies and not actually two parts of the same story.
“[The name] is misleading,” said Anthony.
“The intention is we will change [the names], we just haven’t come up with the titles yet,” Joe added. “But yes…we will retitle them.”
This makes sense, considering how swiftly audiences have turned on the idea of splitting the final film of a series in two. After Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows did it six years ago, the Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Divergent series all did the same — not to mention Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, which ballooned from one film to three.
No word yet on what the new titles will be, nor when Marvel will reveal them. The next Avengers remains set for a May 2018 release, with the final film releasing in May 2019.