Everybody was excited when Marvel revealed the third and fourth installments of the Avengers to be ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2’ sometime in 2014 as part of the bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). But recent announcement was being called by having the third to be ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ only, leaving the fourth to be unidentified yet.
In a report from CinemaBlend, Director Joe Russo said:
“We wanted the movie to be very different and distinctive, you know. There’s certainly cross-pollination between characters and some story-arcs, but you know, the first movie is very clearly Avengers: Infinity War and, in time, we will reveal what the second film is.”
Anthony Russo, on the other hand stated in IGN:
“I can’t get into too much detail about who we’re introducing, but these two movies are intended to be the culmination of everything that has happened in the MCU since the very first Iron Man movie. In being a culmination, these movies are in some ways going to be an end to certain things, and in some ways, they’re going to be the beginning of certain things.”
Did the sudden change was the result of rival, DC Extended Universe’s aggressive approach to reboot their franchise? Or did they foresee that the spark, Batman v Superman created will be a challenge to Marvel’s continuing success?
Avengers: Infinity War is still set to release on May 4, 2018, while the sequel will debut on May 3, 2019.