Back in May directors Anthony and Joe Russo hinted that the titles of Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 & 2 would be changed, and now Disney have confirmed (via Deadline) that the first movie will simply be titled Avengers: Infinity War. Part 2 is now an officially untitled Avengers movie, with both films still scheduled to come out in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
Of course this doesn't necessarily mean that the Avengers' battle with Thanos won't still take place across multiple films, and while in an interview with Yahoo! Movies screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed that they're still writing both Infinity War movies in tandem:
"We’re many drafts in. We’re on the third draft of movie one and the second draft of movie two. [We’re writing them in tandem] as much as we can. On any given day, you’re only working on one but that doesn’t mean that next week, you aren’t working on the other one. And certainly, notes are coming in and all sorts of production stuff is coming in, like for instance, ‘that thing over there is now a window not a door so adjust that.’ Or, ‘we’re not going to this town now, we’re going to this town.’ That kind of stuff happens constantly and will continue to happen for the next few months".
"When we lock ourselves in a room with the Russo brothers and a couple of execs from Marvel", they continued, "one wall has cards for movie one and the other wall has cards for movie two and another wall has little baseball cards of every character still alive in the Marvel universe – down to Darcy’s boyfriend in Thor 2 – literally, anybody who did not die and has been established as alive. And then we looked at that began to shuffle the cards around. So basically, the big scene is when Darcy’s boyfriend and Galactus get together and….[laughs]".
There's no doubt that Markus and McFeely have a big task ahead of them, but after knocking it out of the park with Captain America: Civil War I'm excited to see what they come up with for Infinity War.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War is due to arrive in UK cinemas on April 27, 2018 before opening in US theatres on May 4th, 2018.