Earlier today, Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo told Uproxx’s Mike Ryan that the next two Avengers movies won’t actually be called Infinity War: Part 1 (due 2018) and Infinity War: Part 2 (due 2019). What will they be called instead? They’ll have to get back to you on that because they don’t actually know yet.

From Mike’s report:

I asked the brothers how they decided where to divide the movie – and they said this was a misconception because the two movies are entirely different entities.

“The movies are two very different movies,” answered Joe.

I then asked if it’s misleading having them labeled as “part 1” and Part 2”

“It is misleading,” said Anthony.

Joe added, “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.”

Well, that’s just great. Have they no pity for all those film and comic book sites which will now have to re-update their fancy graphs laying out all of the comic book movies due out through 2020? Look at how much has changed since ComicBookMovie.com put this one together 13 months ago:

ReleaseTimeline_2015-2020Gambit, Fant4stic 2 and Inhumans no longer have release dates, and Fant4stic 2 is definitely dead while Gambit and Inhumans are adrift in development hell. Green Lantern is now working under the title Green Lantern Corps, and Infinity War is currently undergoing a title change, partially because the old titles made it seem like one big movie was being split in half. Audiences really, really didn’t like it when Twilight/Hunger Games/Divergent did that. Plus, that chart doesn’t have Ant-Man and the Wasp and Deadpool 2 nor the release dates WB claimed for two currently untitled DC movies, one of which is almost definitely a solo Batfleck movie.

But fine, Russos, if you simply must change the titles, please, in your infinite wisdom, make sure that one of them comes with the subtitle Electric Bugaloo. If so, you’ll be re-taking that title from Breakin’ and turning it from everyone’s go-to punchline for mockable film subtitles to something awesome.

Other suggestions:

Infinity War: Thanos Strikes Back followed by Infinity War: Return of the Avengers

Thanos: Tyrant in the City followed by Thanos and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Infinity War: The Search for Thanos’ Glove followed by What Do You Mean Thanos Killed Everyone? What the hell do we do now?

Thanos Vs. The Avengers followed by We Suddenly Learned Thanos Is Supposed to be Asian So We Recast Him with a White Woman

Infinity War: The One With Only Some of the Superheroes Around followed by Infinity War: The One Where Everyone Shows Up, Even the Guardians of the Galaxy

Infinity War: We Might Have Been Hasty About Who We Backed in Civil War followed by Infinity War: Oh, Thank God We’re All Friends Again…Suck It Thanos!

The New Avengers followed by Avengers: The Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes

The Avengers Movie Where a Character Dies in Every Scene followed by Just Kidding, They’re All Back Now

Avengers Vs. Infinity followed by Avengers Vs. Holy Shit, We Somehow Negotiated to Share the X-Men With Fox Now (it could happen)

In all seriousness, Avengers & The Infinity Gauntlet followed by Avengers Assemble! might not be a terrible idea. What are your ideas, serious or not so serious, for some new titles?

Source: Uproxx

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Posted by Kelly Konda

Grew up obsessing over movies and TV shows. Worked in a video store. Minored in film at college because my college didn't offer a film major. Worked in academia for a while. Have been freelance writing and running this blog since 2013.

5 Comments

  1. Well, I said from the get go that the slate won’t stay that way…still waiting for Warner Bros to remove Cyborg from it. I don’t think that Inhumans is really in development hell, at least not until Marvel announces Phase 4 and the movie is not on the slate.

    Anyway, I think the second one will keep it’s Infinity War title. The first one, depends on what exactly they want do in it…perhaps Avengers Reassemble. (simply Assemble might be problematic since I believe the first Avengers movie had this title in some countries…)

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  2. Avengers: Infinity War followed by Avengers: Back 2 Tha Hood

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    1. Lol. Maybe they should go full-on Leprachaun with it. Avengers: Thanos in the The Hood followed by Avengers: Thanos In Space (or reverse that order depending on which one will actually take place in space)

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      1. Perfect! Change the first one from Infinity War to Avengers 3: In Space!

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