Marvel‘s Infinity War may no longer be split into two parts, as was previously announced.
The potential change in plans comes as a result of two title changes. The next Avengers outing was originally announced as a two-parter, with Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 to be followed by Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2. Well, it turns out that while their respective release dates haven’t changed, Infinity War may now be a standalone film.
Part 1 is now officially called Avengers: Infinity War, while Part 2’s title has been scrapped and given the working title of Untitled Avengers.
A change doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, seeing as directors Joe and Anthony Russo have previously expressed their intention to change what they called “misleading” titles.
“The movies are two very different movies,” Joe said during an interview with Uproxx back in May. “The intention is we will change it, we just haven’t come up with the titles yet.”
Well, we can now officially lock in the title of the Russos’ first Avengers film. Whether the giant war itself is isolated to the first film remains to be seen, but, for now, that Untitled Avengers movie has had its titular connection to said battle removed.
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for U.S. release on May 4, 2018. Untitled Avengers will open on May 3, 2019.