Marvel rename next two Avengers movies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 August 2016
Joe and Anthony Russo

Joe and Anthony Russo

Marvel Studios has renamed the third and fourth instalments in the 'Avengers' franchise after deciding to label them as parts of the same story was misleading to fans

Marvel Studios has renamed the next 'Avengers' movies.

Originally, the third and fourth instalments in the franchise were to be called 'Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2'.

However in a twist from Marvel it has since been confirmed that the third film will be called 'Avengers: Infinity War', with the fourth film now being classed as untitled.

Brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' and 'Captain America: Civil War', are directing the first instalment and Joe has revealed that the two movies are very different hence the name change.

Joe said: "The two movies are two very different movies. To call them Parts 1 and 2 (would be) misleading."

The plot is a closely guarded secret, but alien supervillain Thanos will feature as the main antagonist of the superhero squad - comprised of Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow and others.

'Avengers: Infinity War' is scheduled for release in April 2018, while the second movie is due to hit cinemas in April 2019.

For those looking for a superhero fix before then 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2' is due for release in April 2017, and 'Thor: Ragnarok' will follow later in the year.

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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