Very little information has been released about the upcoming Avenger’s sequels other than the news of a few months back that the two films will no longer be part’s 1 and 2. The current titles of The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers 4. The latter technically being untiled leaves much to the imagination. With little to go on, fans have only speculated on why the change and just who we will see in the sequels; That is until now.
In a recent interview, while doing press for Marvel’s upcoming Dr. Strange film, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige dropped some knowledge on us nerds.
Speaking with IGN, Feige explained why the movies now have two distinct titles:
“There’s a reason we have publicly called the first one ‘Infinity War’ and the second one ‘Untitled,’ because the movies we were developing were not — certainly there’s a connection, there are with all our movies — but it’s not a first part and a second part. It’s a whole movie and a whole story, and then a whole movie and a whole story. That’s about all I can say. It’s certainly inspired by everything that has come before and everything that is hinted at before.”
It appears that Marvel may have realized they don’t want to put all their Gems in one Gauntlet, not that Thanos doesn’t make for the ultimate nefarious villain to have literally ALL the Marvel heroes fight against; it just seems that with so many fan favorite characters to choose from and a historical plethora of story-lines to traverse, Marvel Studios have broadened their horizons. Don’t forget it wasn’t that long ago that Russo Brothers announced that there would be at least 67 characters in the sequels.
And just how will they balance so many characters in the films? Feige says:
“We will be intercutting a lot of stories in that movie in a lot of different locales, as it sort of is in the Avengers movies as well; who is facing off against who. In this movie, it’s going to be fun to mix that up. One of the things that’s great about the Infinity Gauntlet is everybody tried to go up against Thanos whether they were god-like powers or not, because that’s what Avengers do. The fun about those two movies that we’re doing essentially at the same time is everybody’s there.”
“Everybody”, you say Mr. Feige? Well, Marvel Agents of SHIELD are part of everybody. Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist are part of that everybody equation as well right?
When Kevin Feige was asked whether the “everybody” he mentioned would include The Defenders, all the Marvel boss would say in response was, “Spoilers!”
The question now is: What’s to spoil if The Defenders are not going to actually be on the big screen films Mr. Feige?