AVENGERS 4 is Not a Second Part of The INFINITY WAR Story, and Different Heroes Will Be at the Forefront
When Marvel first announced Avengers: Infinity War, they announced it as Part 1 and Part 2. As time went on things changed a bit. The first movie will go by the title of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 still doesn't have one.
Co-director Joe Russo talked about their decision to split things up and confirms that the two films will not tell a two-part story. He says that fans should think of the next film more as a sequel than a second part of the same story. He explains:
“It’s simply the same thing in the way that ‘The Winter Soldier’ relates to ‘Civil War,’ and the way that ‘Civil War’ relates to ‘Infinity War.’ These two movies will also relate, there’s a narrative thread that is connecting these films, but at the same time, there’s an independence in terms of what the experience is or where the story goes. It isn’t a true two-parter, and I think the two-parter concept came back when Marvel decided they were going to culminate the MCU, it was going to be a two-movie deal. But as we developed the movie, in execution, it ended up being more of two singular expressions.”
Russo went on to explain that one of the main differences of Avengers 4 is that it will focus on different heroes, who will be at the forefront, than the characters in Infinity War:
“We always try to make each film different so they don’t get repetitive. This kind of serialized storytelling, outside of ‘Harry Potter’ which was a distinctive story that was told over that eight movies, you have to keep evolving. You have to keep evolving who’s at the forefront, how you’re laying the story out, because I think rigor mortis will set in very quickly. So for us, we absolutely are very, very particular about who carried the ball on this movie, and who will carry it on this movie because each character represents a different theme, each character has different wants, and that can shape and color and re-tone an entire film depending on who you’re following. Especially in stories this big.”
This is fascinating to hear. We've already seen set photos from Avengers 4 featuring many of The Avengers, but all of them have been sporting costumes from the first Avengers film. Those characters included Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).
My question is, if these scenes they are shooting take place in the past, why in the hell is Ant-Man there? Can Ant-Man use the quantum realm to travel through time? It's hard to tell what Avengers 4 will be about since we haven't even seen Infinity War yet, but that doesn't mean we still can't speculate what will happen! So... speculate away!
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27. Avengers 4 will be released on May 3, 2019.