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:
Gambit, 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.
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?