Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are not too happy with the current titles of their upcoming Marvel films.
Lined up for U.S. release on May 4, 2018 is Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1, with Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 scheduled to hit the States on May 3, 2019. There’s no doubting the huge anticipation building for these two films, especially as the Russos’ Captain America: Civil War rolls out to such acclaim. But there’s one thing the filmmakers want to change before the films come to life.
The Russos have revealed that both films will be getting new titles. Although it is widely known that films in the MCU are indeed connected, there’s a belief that having ‘Part 1’ and ‘Part 2’ suggests audiences will be getting one big film split in two, à la Kill Bill, and that’s a no-go for the Russos.
During an interview with Uproxx, Anthony called the current titles “misleading” and Joe confirmed they are working on changes.
“The movies are two very different movies,” Joe said.
“The intention is we will change it, we just haven’t come up with the titles yet. But, yes, we will change it. And, yes, that is a scoop: we will retitle them.”
Just how different the titles will be remains to be seen, but it’s a safe bet Marvel will want to keep the ‘Avengers’ word in there. After all, that’s a crowd-puller.
We’ll keep you informed.