So, the latest chatter around the Marvel water cooler hails from The Daily Marvelite, and has Marvel making the decision to split up Joss Whedon’s third “Avengers” movie into two films in order to properly combat the menace that is Thanos, who was introduced in the first “Avengers” movie, then furthered in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and is expected to have a major hand (if not major appearance) in the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
So it makes sense that the final battle against Thanos with the fate of the universe at stake would take two movies and officially adapting the epic “Infinity Gauntlet” mega-crossover storyline from the comic books.
Writes the site:
Remember when Marvel announced a mysterious movie for May 3rd 2019? Well, many thought that Avengers 3 will come four years after Age of Ultron, only to be rectified by Marvel studios president, Kevin Feige who hinted that the threequel will be released, as previously thought, in 2018, three years after Age of Ultron. Few days later the studio locked the May 4th of that same year for another untitled movie. According to our source, Marvel studios is considering the option (as of last year but have now made a decision) of having Earth’s mightiest heroes begin the battle in Avengers 3, coming out May 2018, only to be concluded in an untitled May 3rd 2019 movie. What our source has not clarified is if Avengers 3 in itself will be a two part movie, or if it is the story that will be split into two, with the first part being Avengers 3 with a conclusion leading to a massive event movie where earth’s mightiest heroes will join the guardians of the galaxy to take down Thanos.
I have no idea if any of that makes any sense, but whatever, I’m game.
I mean, as long as Whedon remains on board. And considering that he’s been handed the keys to the universe as Marvel’s chief architecture, that sounds likely…unless, of course, Marvel pulls some shenanigans that makes Whedon walk.
Don’t screw it up, Marvel!