Avengers: Infinity War – Part I is set to arrive in theaters on May 4, 2018 with Part II coming one year later, and both remain on schedule — just maybe with new titles.
Speaking to Uproxx before the release of Captain America: Civil War, directors Joe and Anthony Russo said the two-part Avengers film is expected to undergo a name change soon.
“The intention is we will change it, we just haven’t come up with the titles yet,” Joe Russo said about the Infinity War films, which the Russo brothers will direct. “But, yes, we will change it.”
In the interview, the Russos stressed that despite the current two-part title for Infinity War the films will be decidedly separate.
“The movies are two very different movies,” said Joe Russo.
A represenatative for the Russos confirmed the directors’ quotes but offered no further comment.
Last year, the Russos were hired to direct the Infinity War films, which will be written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The creative foursome worked previously on Captain America: The Winter Solider and this weekend’s release, Civil War. That film includes not just Captain America, but also the entire Avengers squad — save for Hulk and Thor.
In a separate interview with Fandango, Markus said of the two Infinity War films that the end result wouldn’t be “one story and cutting it in half.”
Added McFeely, “It’s not like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games where so many people know what the story is and they know where you’re cutting it, and so therefore they know how much is left. [With Infinity War], no one will know anything.”
Captain America: Civil War is out Friday.