Avengers: Infinity War no longer split into two parts

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 July 2016


Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' will no longer be in two parts, a schedule change from Disney has revealed

Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' will no longer be in two parts.

A schedule change from Disney has revealed that the first movie, now called 'Avengers: Infinity War' with the 'Part 1' dropped, will go ahead as planned on May 4, 2018, while the second movie, set for release on May 3, 2019, is now being referred to as 'Avengers Untitled'.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo previously insisted that the two movies were quite different and the 'Part 1' and 'Part 2' titles were misleading.

Joe told Uproxx: "The intention is we will change it, we just haven't come up with the titles yet. But, yes, we will change it.

"The movies are two very different."

Meanwhile, the pair previously admitted they are intimidated by the "unprecedented scale" of 'Avengers: Infinity War'.

When asked what is the most intimidating thing about the movie, Joe said: "It's the scale. They're of an unprecedented scale, it's very difficult. We always look for references because we are film geeks and we grew up on movies and we have a very shared language on film.

"We find it's a very easy way to talk to our crew, by referencing films and by saying, 'Look, see what's happening here, this is what we're going for.' So, for those movies, there's not a real template for them, the scale of the cast is unprecedented.

"Really the only thing that we could think of as a reference point is 'Nashville', you know multi-perspective storytelling where you're moving from vignette to vignette and moving the collective story forward. So I think that's probably the most difficult thing to tackle with those movies, is the scale of characters involved."

The Russo brothers - who have also worked together on 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Captain America: Civil War' - also keep in contact with those at the helm of other Marvel movies so no one steps on each other's toes.

Anthony added: "There's two sort of formal check-in points that we have. The first is when there's a draft of the script that's basically there, that's ready and that's pretty much the draft they're gonna shoot, that's when other people that are working for Marvel on other projects will usually read that draft and get a very specific image of what's being done in each of these movies.

"And then there's also that point where the edit has gotten to the point where it feels pretty close to what the movie's gonna end up being, of course there will still be more work done and changes made but the essential movie is there, and that's also a check-in point that we use."

Avengers: Infinity War

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt
  • UK release: 26 April 2018

Thanos (Brolin) aims to become all-powerful, in the first part of this two-part superhero mash-up. Death, destruction, torture and sacrifice are the order of the day, in a grand space opera that mixes tragedy with pathos, fleshed out with the usual Marvel humour. Truly remarkable.

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