Well, it seems things are changing over in the MCU as far as their plans for the ultimate culmination of everything they had brought together in the movies. What do I mean? Well it seems that ‘Avengers 4’ is no longer titled ‘Avengers: Infinity War: Part 2’ and ‘Avengers 3’ is now titled simply ‘Avengers: The Infinity War.’ First, let’s hear the thoughts of the directors of the 3rd and 4th installments of the franchise for their thoughts on the name change.  According to Joe Russo:

“We wanted the movie to be very different and distinctive, you know. There’s certainly cross-pollination between characters and some story-arcs, but you know, the first movie is very clearly ‘Avengers: Infinity War and, in time, we will reveal what the second film is.”

And when asked about when we would find out the actual name of ‘Avengers 4,’ Anthony Russo responded with:

“You’ll learn that, but not for quite some time.”

So here are my thoughts. First of all, the MCU is doing far better than even Marvel anticipated, and having a massive 2 part ‘Avengers’ movie to culminate everything might seem like too much of a send-off for the MCU, instead of a stepping stone to the future. Hence why they seem to be cutting down the scope of the ‘Infinity War,’ and are potentially thinking of using the 4th ‘Avengers’ movie to tie up a few loose ends from ‘Infinity War’ but also to set up the next generation of heroes in the MCU. All of which to me, while a little disappointing, makes a lot of sense, and takes some of the pressure off those movies, and removes the focus of the entire MCU off of those Infinity Stones. There is so much Marvel can still do in the movies, so many storylines that are as yet untapped, that I see no need for a massive “send-off” movie (or two) that ties up everything we have seen so far. I’d much rather see Thanos and the Infinity Stones dealt with in one movie, and then let the Russo brothers launch the MCU in a new direction with ‘Avengers 4.’

Of course, I am aware I might be in the minority here in regards to my opinions, but feel free to share your own thoughts on the matter in the comments below!

Source:  Cinema Blend