All eyes may be trained on the imminent Captain America: Civil War, but given that directors Joe and Anthony Russo will be returning to the MCU in two years’ time for Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, the filmmakers have already been hit with a question or three regarding Marvel’s all-consuming event film.
It was only yesterday that we caught wind of Star-Lord and Thor’s potential roles in the two-part ensemble flick, and now the Russo brothers have emphasized just how different each superhero installment will be.
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Plans may be in place for Marvel’s two-part juggernaut to film back-to-back, but don’t be fooled into thinking that Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 will one and the same. In fact, Anthony Russo even went so far as to say that both features will be “very, very different” from one another.
“The movies are very, very different from one another. 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. There’s an overarching story that’s going to be told through all four films. And I think having the amount of characters we have in [Civil War] certainly prepares us to deal with probably triple the amount of characters in Infinity War.”
Whether that will allay fears that Infinity War Part 1 will end on a major cliffhanger is still up for question. Even still, Marvel has been pitching ideas around for new movies beyond 2019. It’s understood that the studio will debut three yet-to-be-titled features across 2020, and the studio’s head honcho Kevin Feige recently dropped fresh hints of those mysterious event films.
“We’re only working on what’s been announced through the end of 2019. And it is still a big chess board for 2020 and beyond, but certainly I would say Guardians 3 is [one film that’s] up there. I don’t know what exactly the order will be.”
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 are primed for launch across May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019. Meanwhile, Captain America: Civil War stands as the next milemarker in Marvel’s cinematic slate, and it’s due to open on May 6 in North America.