Marvel Studios has changed the title of one of its upcoming Avengers films. Avengers: Infinity War Part I is now simply known as Avengers: Infinity War. The former Avengers: Infinity War Part II is now an untitled Avengers movie.
This change is expected, as directors Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed new titles were on the way months ago. Infinity War is too cool of a subtitle to not use, so I’m not surprised one of the movies retained it. It is a little surprising, however, to see Infinity War still attached to the first film, but it sends the right message.
Moving the titles away from Part I and Part II drives home the Russos’ point that these are separate, distinct stories. If, however, Infinity War was still the subtitle of the second film and the first one had something that sounded smaller or less epic, it would still be seen as the lead-in.
Marvel is sending a message there is no lead-in. Avengers: Infinity War is no longer the first part of a two-film saga. It is the massive showdown between The Avengers and Thanos.
What does this mean for the former Part II? Your guess is as good as mine. It could be something even bigger, or maybe going bigger isn’t even the goal of what will be the fourth Avengers film. We will have to wait and see what its actual title is for our first clue.
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Part I will be released on May 4, 2018 with the now Untitled Avengers following on May 3, 2019.