It was announced last year that Avengers: Infinity War would be released in two parts, exactly a year apart – now however Marvel Studios has scrapped that idea and will instead release the film as a single entity that will likely span almost 3 hours.
The May 2019 spot that was previously held by Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 will still see an Avengers film released, though it will no longer be a direct continuation and will instead bring us something completely different.
Considering these films mark the pinnacle of Marvel‘s colossal Cinematic Universe, bringing together all the characters featured since the introduction of Iron Man back in 2008, this announcement is a major reshuffle for the franchise.
It’s worth noting though that back in April this year Joe and Anthony Russo, who’ve taken over the directors seat from Joss Whedon, spoke of their unusual production approach for Avengers: Infinity War;
As we spoke about earlier, Avengers: Infinity War will see a whole host of Marvel superheroes join together for the first time to take on the universes biggest villain, Thanos. The likes of Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland and Brie Larson are all rumoured for parts in the blockbuster.
Avengers: Infinity War is slated for release worldwide on 4 May 2018.