One of the more exciting rumors going into the weekend is that of Marvel’s proposed third “The Avengers” film being split into a two-part movie.
The move would follow a trend that has been common in the final entries of young adult film franchises of late such as “Twilight,” “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”. Those that have been released so far have proven to be major money makers.
The rumor comes from Daily Marvelite who say they are “pretty confident of its content”. It also seems a date may already be in mind.
Marvel announced an untitled movie for May 3rd 2019, which initially many thought to be “Avengers 3”. Marvel head Kevin Feige then later indicated a third “Avengers” would be out in 2018. This would now suggest a third and fourth film are being targeted for a potential May 2018 and May 2019 release respectively.
The idea sounds quite plausible – with the film expected to be not only a big budget blowout, but overstuffed with heroes and Thanos-fighting storyline, especially if some of the cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy” show up. On the other hand for such a production to happen it would require cast renegotiations and all sorts of schedule adjustments.
It’s not clear from their source though if this will be a two part movie, or two separate films with the fourth one being an Avengers/Guardians mash-up.