Avengers: Infinity War Will Now Be a Single Movie

Marvel retitle the two upcoming Avengers films.


It has been known for some time that despite being shot back-to-back, the upcoming two-part Avengers: Infinity War would be two separate films. Now Marvel has announced a title change that suggests Infinity War might be a single film, with the second movie being something different.

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As reported by Variety, the first movie will now simply be called Avengers: Infinity War, and will hit theaters in May 2018. It will be followed by a film currently scheduled as Untitled Avengers, to arrive a year later. Both will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who previously helmed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and this year's hugely successful Captain America: Civil War.

Speaking to Yahoo! Movies recently, co-writer Christopher Markus explained that both films were being written simultaneously. "On any given day, you're only working on one but that doesn't mean that next week, you aren't working on the other one," he said.

"And certainly, notes are coming in and all sorts of production stuff is coming in, like for instance, 'that thing over there is now a window not a door so adjust that.' Or, 'we're not going to this town now, we're going to this town.' That kind of stuff happens constantly and will continue to happen for the next few months."

In April, Anthony Russo explained that he and his brother would be taking an unusual approach to the the production. "One piece of the process is really important to us: that we watch and cut scenes every 48 hours," he told Den of Geek. "So that we're constantly assessing how the ideas are working. And if they are working, how can we make them work even better? And if they're not working, then how do we fix them?

"I think it'll be a very difficult, long shoot, because we'll constantly be shooting and assessing and reshooting and assessing."

Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018, and Untitled Avengers on May 3, 2019.

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Infunity War is it released alongside new COD game?

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I think studios have learned with "Allegiant" that two part movies is very very bad idea. It worked with the Twilight generation, but that's a very different circumstance that is very hard to repeat aka tweens in love with Robert.

I hope this will mark the end of the two part movie fad.

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Gamespot messed this entire story up with confusing wording.

IGN reported this change 3 weeks ago and explained it correctly.

2 more Avengers films.

Avengers Infinity War

Avengers Infinity Gauntlet

Both shot back to back.

Both will be VERY different STAND ALONE films.

They axed the part 1/part 2 idea.

I can't explain the stories on why they are different because it involves spoilers.

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Its still 2 movies, they said recently that they didnt like having 'Part 1' and 'Part 2' in the title. Same two movies but they've just changed the names.

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Thanos deserves a movie of his own. Just sayin'. Mavel movies are full of underwhelming villains, they should spend some time creating a myth around him.

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@RogerioFM: The whole thing with Dead pool, Death and Thanos wouldn't really translate well to the big screen.

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@RogerioFM: hes probably going to be a horrible villain just like the rest

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@thecman25: Yeah, that's what I fear.

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@RogerioFM: What do you think Infinity War will be all about? That'll be his movie.

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@RedWave247: Yeah, but he'll share time with a dozen of heroes. I mean, I wanted a movie focused on HIM. I don't want him to be another Ultron.

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@RogerioFM: Well he is getting two movies unlike Ultron.

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@Sepewrath: Yeah. If he really is still getting two movies, that could help to make him more interesting. Ultron was a joke, literally, he was more funny than scary.

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@RogerioFM: Well I think even then, while it will be better than Ultron--Thanos is a guy that could have an arc of movies. That's kind of the problem with comic movies, they want to just keep throwing things at you and they don't always get the proper build up. Thanos may fall victim to that.

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If they originally had this scripted out as two movies and are suddenly making it into one it better be one very long damn movie! I mean you don't just cut out half of the story because you want it to be one movie.

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@DarkLord: i believe they meant to only change the name of the second part not merge them together

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This is getting out of hand. Look, they were always two damn separate films. The Russos even said something along the lines of "They are two very different films." They are just changing the damn titles. They are not doing entire Infinity War, Gauntlet, all that stuff in 2hr30min film. They just don't want "Part 1 and Part 2." Jesus christ.

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They should just call it "Why the world would be better without the Avengers 5". Name it what it's actually about. "Age of Ultron"???? More like "Glimpse of Ultron". I did really like the Captain America movies. Black Widow is actually cool in those, then dumb in the avengers, then cool in Captain America, then dumb again. aaaaaarrrrrggghhgg!! Stop messing with us Marvel.

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ultron was to short to really show how good of a bad guy he was......so odds are this one will be to short to tell the whole story

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@smokerob79: What story do you want them to tell?

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I'm glad the Russo's will be making movies for a long time now because they're good at making these films, but I hate thinking about movies I won't be seeing for another 2 to 3 years... so I don't.

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Idk really care. Just wish i didn't have to wait until 2018...when 2017 is still a ways away

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So we still get two movies, but one is named something else. Thats all that matters.

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Click bait title. Infinity War was never meant to be two movies, hence why they changed the Part 1 and Part 2 subtitles. Marvel has always said that the two movies have nothing to do with each other.

"News of the name change doesn’t come as a surprise. Anthony Russo previously said that labeling them Part 1 and Part 2 "is misleading," with Joe Russo noting the films "are two very different movies" and new title announcements were only a matter of time."

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@Lord_Sesshy: It was totally planned as two movies. There's quite a bit of proof of that from Marvel themselves. They are changing things moving forward but you can't say it was "never mean tto be two movies."

Yes, yes it was.

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@Lord_Sesshy: When they first announced the Phase 3 lineup, it was as Infinity War Part 1 and 2.

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@RedWave247: But the movies themselves have nothing to do with each other. It's like the new Star Trek movies. Each one is it's own movie, unlike films like Harry Potter and the deathly hallows Part 1 and 2 where they are one story broken up into two parts.

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@Lord_Sesshy: Regardless of whether they are or not, they WERE originally promoted as Part 1 and Part 2.

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Why did they call the last movie "civil war" when there wasnt any civil war going on at all? Infinity war sounds just like another misleading title.

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@Sozialminister: we also didn't get an age of Ultron, more of a minor appearance of ultron

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@SirNormanislost: lol true!

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@Sozialminister: And Godzilla 2014 was called Godzilla despite not really having much of Godzilla.

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@lfebaggins: yes! This movie was also a huge disappointment!

People who buy movie tickets are the real criminals these days. Not pirates.

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@Sozialminister: Civil War is cap vs Iron Man. What more of a civil war did you want?

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@Bread_or_Decide: How bout no civil war, the whole Avengers not being able to get along thing is getting repetitive

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@Bread_or_Decide: How about a war were actual civilians are fighting each other? Avengers are not civilians.

But well, the whole story of civil war was a stupid mess.

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@Sozialminister: I don't think Marvel is going to release a film like that.Even so, they're using the term civil war to communicate that the heroes are divided. Fighting from within. I don't know why you want to see civilians fighting but I'm glad they keep it just between the heroes.

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I dont want a real civil war in a marvel movie. This wouldnt fit, since its about super heroes. But they need to find less misleading movie titles. And a better script writer for avengers movies. All iron man movies had very decent scripts and avenger movies are always dumb as shit.

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I'm down for whatever Marvels track record speaks for itself.

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@brownyyy: dickrider

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@thecman25: i'm trying to figure out if this is a Nova reference or not...