The Marvel Cinematic Universe is generating all kinds of hype, enjoyment and revenue on a consistent basis. Captain America: Civil War was an outstanding take on a popular story arc from Marvel’s Avengers. As well as being a brilliant stand alone movie, it created so much excitement for upcoming films like Spiderman: Homecoming and Black Panther. One of the most anticipated elements of the MCU is the Avengers: Infinity War films and some huge news has been broken today about Infinity War Part One & Two. It turns out we won’t be watching Infinity War Part One & Two at all… Well, kind of.
From past franchises what seemed apparent was that attaching “part one and two” to a title would indicate a split in a single story. Harry Potter did it, The Hunger Games did it and it was an annoyance. Having to wait a year to see the end of a story and pay extra money is a bit of a middle finger to the fans. However, in an interview Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony and Joe Russo revealed that this would not be the case for the Infinity War films and that Infinity War Part One and Part Two won’t be their names. When asked in Uproxx about the misconception of the titles and the intention to change them.
“The movies are two very different movies… 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.”
So, although fans have been left holding a collective breath (well some have, surely others are like “meh”) to find out the titles of the Thanos headed Avengers films, they can find comfort in the fact they won’t have to do that between what are currently known as Infinity War Part One and Part Two. Each film will have its own story and ending with no cliffhangers… And that’s a Russo guarantee.
Speaking of the story lines, you may, or may not, have realised that the films don’t stick rigidly to the narrative found in the comics and that seems to be the case for the Infinity War films. In an interview with JoBlo, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus discussed the plan for the Infinity War films and how they wouldn’t be a direct copy of the Infinity War and Infinity Gauntlet graphic novels. McFeely said
“We tend to take the ingredients and make a different meal out of it,”
He then went on to give this context, looking at the last two Captain America movies,
“The Winter Soldier owes a great deal to the [Ed] Brubaker run but it’s not the Brubaker run. Civil War owes a great deal to [Mark] Millar, but it’s not close to the Civil War run. So we’ll do the same thing with Thanos and his gauntlet.”
Only time will tell what the story will be and what they will take from the books’ narratives and what the titles will be! Until then there is a lot to enjoy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
If you haven’t already seen Captain America: Civil War, what are you doing with yourself? It is in cinemas right now and is without a shadow of a doubt worth seeing! Infinity War Part One is scheduled for release 2 years today, while Infinity War Part Two will hopefully be released May 3rd 2019… Although they will definitely be known as something else!