Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, spoke with Uproxx about their next Marvel project – Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 and revealed that they fully intend to retitle them.
‘It is misleading’ said Anthony, when asked about the Part 1 and Part 2 subheadings.
‘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.” added Joe.
Both Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and the Russo brothers have mentioned in previous interviews that the two Infinity War movies are going to be very distinct and quite different from one another, which would explain the decision to change the names.
The two features will conclude Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which officially just began with Captain America: Civil War. The Avengers are expected to face off with the villain Thanos, played by Josh Brolin. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely return to pen the script for both movies, after previously working with the Russo brothers on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, and also with director Joe Johnston on Captain America: The First Avenger.
The movies are expected to begin principal photography this November and will shoot concurrently, for practical purposes. They are scheduled for release on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019.