Last month, directors Joe and Anthony Russo said both parts of Avengers: Infinity War are very different movies. Now the brothers say the films will be too different to consider them two parts of the same story. In a new interview with Uproxx, they said the current labels on the films are misnomers.
“The movies are two very different movies,” Joe said. Anthony added that calling them Part 1 and Part 2 is “misleading.” “The intention is we will change it, we just haven’t come up with the titles yet,” Joe explained. “But, yes, we will change it. And, yes, that is a scoop: we will retitle them.”
This is very similar to what the brothers told io9 in April. Anthony even said they are not shooting the two movies at the same time, which is what studios usually do when making a two-part blockbuster. For example, that’s how Lionsgate shot The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2. Clearly, the Russos don’t want to do that as it would short-change audiences hoping to see a movie that has a real end.
“The movies are very very different from one another,” Anthony told io9. “It’s not a part one and part two scenario, necessarily. They’re just two different expressions. I think it creates a misconception that we’re shooting them at the same time.”
The Infinity War films (or whatever they end up being called) will be Marvel’s biggest projects. The directors also recently stated the film will introduce new characters, who have not yet been in Marvel Studios’ movies. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are writing the scripts for the movies, which will hit theaters in 2018 and 2019.
In the meantime, don’t forget Captain America: Civil War opens this weekend! The Russos directed that film, as well as Captain America: The Winter Soldier.