The two Avengers: Infinity War movies aren't as connected as moviegoers might think.
That's why the films' directors Joe and Anthony Russo have decided to change the movie's titles from Part 1 and Part 2 to something more descriptive for each movie. It seems that the two movies aren't really parts of a whole story, but separate stories in and of themselves.
"The movies are two very different movies," Joe Russo said to Uproxx. "The intention is we will change it, we just haven't come up with the titles yet."
Previously, many Marvel fans thought the movies would basically be the same story but split into two parts, but this name change confirms that each film could stand on its own, or perhaps the two have a massive amount of time between them.
In Infinity War, the Avengers will go head to head with Thanos, a villain seen in Guardians of the Galaxy. The movies will take inspiration around the Infinity War series of Marvel Comics from the 1990s that revolved around the Infinity Gems, which gives the person that holds them unlimited omnipotence and omniscience. In the comics, Thanos creates the Infinity Gauntlet from the gems, which turns him into a god. He uses this power to destroy half of the universe's population.
The two Avengers: Infinity War films are Marvel's most ambitious movies to date: every character previously seen in the Marvel cinematic universe will appear in the two films. That's a total of 67 characters. This even includes characters from 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel also plans on shooting both movies completely on the IMAX/ARRI digital camera.
"We will say this: people will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie," Joe Russo said at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con in January. "The concept of Infinity War is that the Marvel universe unites to battle the greatest threat to the world and universe that you've ever seen, and we're going to honor that concept."
The first Infinity War movie won't premiere until 2018, with the second arriving in 2019. It's a tall order for Marvel, but judging from how each movie in the cinematic universe gets bigger and bigger, the company seems up to the challenge. A decade of films has led Marvel to Avengers: Infinity War, so it understands how high the stakes are.