Marvel’s Infinity War Two-Parter is Officially Being Renamed – Vanity Fair
The next two Avengers ensemble films, previously titled Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War Part II, will soon be renamed, according to their directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The brothers previously stated that they wanted to change the names of the films in an Uproxx interview back in May, where they explained that the films are “two very different movies” and that a shared subtitle would be “misleading.”
Disney announced on Friday that the first of the two will be titled Avengers: Infinity War, and that the second title has not been finalized yet but will probably not contain “Part II” in any way. The release dates have not been altered, with the first premiering on May 4, 2018, and the second on May 3, 2019.
The brothers Russo previously collaborated for Marvel Studios on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, so they’re no strangers to the franchise or to combining and condensing wildly complicated comic-book plots. Still, they have their work cut out for them.
The Infinity War film will be based on the 1992 series of comics in which Earth’s Mightiest Heroes come together to battle their own evil doppelgängers, which were created by the villain Magus, who wants to control the universe using the all-powerful Infinity Gauntlet. The gauntlet gets its power from six Infinity Gems, which have been scattered throughout the universe. The superhero Adam Warlock brings the gems together to complete the gauntlet, getting rid of his good and bad selves to become a completely logical being. Unfortunately, Warlock is found to be unworthy of all that power, but not before his bad self, Magus, uses the Cosmic Cubes to create evil copies of all of the superheroes and defeat the cosmic entity Eternity. The Avengers, with the help of Galactus, try to revive Eternity since they need him to petition the Living Tribunal . . .
OK. Just, trust us, it’s complicated. The storyline has been teased in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since a short mid-credits scene in The Avengers, in which the character of Thanos, Marvel’s biggest baddie, was revealed to have been behind Loki’s actions all along. The Infinity Gauntlet also had a teeny cameo as one of the items kept in Asgard’s armory in Thor. People have theorized that the Infinity Gems have been popping up in Marvel movies all along, and, now that the Infinity War film have been announced, it’s only a matter of time before they’re all revealed.