LOS ANGELES: Disney has confirmed that Marvel’s upcoming sci-fi action Avengers: Infinity War, which was supposed to be in two parts, will now be a standalone film.
Disney will still release Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War as planned on May 4, 2018. But what was slated to be the second part in that story, Avengers: Infinity War Part II, has now been renamed as an Untitled Avengers project while retaining the May 3, 2019 release date.
Both the films feature Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.
Production of Avengers: Infinity War is expected to begin later this year. Anthony and Joe Russo are directing from a script by the writing team of Christopher Marcus and Stephen McFeely.
The year 2016 has been the best year for superheroes of both Marvel and DC Comics. With films like Captain America : Civil War, Deadpool and yet to release Dr. Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, from Marvel Comics and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, by DC Comics, it has been a hearty year for superhero lovers overall.
Back in 2013, Marvel Studios had announced that it has films scheduled for as far as 2021. Kevin Feige has discussed the company’s long-term plans,saying the studio has bag full of films for the next ten years.
“I could arguably say what we’re planning for the year 2021. Will that happen? I don’t know. But what we planned for 2015 in 2006 is happening,” Feige said.