2:55 pm EDT, October 28, 2014

Marvel announces ‘The Avengers: Infinity War’ will be two-part film

During Marvel’s mystery event the studio announced that The Avengers: Infinity War will be a two-part film, with release dates in 2018 and 2019.

While fans had been speculating that Marvel may split the third Avengers film, it’s now been confirmed by Marvel that the film will be titled The Avengers: Infinity War, and will be released in two parts.

Update: Watch a very short teaser for The Avengers: Infinity War, which was shown during Marvel’s event earlier (start video at 10:52):

The first film will be released in May, 2018, while the second part will be released in May, 2019. While there had been rumors concerning a split, this is definitely surprising, as it means the actors are either signed on for a lot more work, or we may be seeing some new heroes show up in the next few films.

The Infinity War points towards the war of the infinity stones and then later the infinity gauntlet, which has been at the core of all of the Marvel films for the last half decade. The villain Thanos, which we saw in Guardians of the Galaxy, is looking to collect all the infinity stones to form the all-powerful infinity gauntlet.

During the event, Marvel showed a teaser video where Thanos is seen wearing the infinity gauntlet. While we’ve only been getting very little hints about each infinity stone, we saw Guardians of the Galaxy focus quite a lot on one of the stones. We imagine we’ll be seeing a bigger focus on the stones moving forward.

Splitting the film into two is a business decision, but it also gives the studio time to develop new characters, which have been announced today, including Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and other superheroes we’ll be seeing in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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We’ll have more information about The Avengers: Infinity War later in the day, so be sure to check back as we go over Marvel’s mystery event held today. Let us know what you think about the film being split into two.

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