An unexpected change this year has been how Marvel Studios has shifted its upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” saga from being a two-part film to two separate films which they now claim are only loosely linked, despite both going into production together and then releasing a year apart.
Talking up the imminent release of “Doctor Strange,” Marvel President Kevin Feige spoke with IGN about how the two upcoming “Avengers” movies differ from each other:
“There’s a reason we have publicly called the first one ‘Infinity War’ and the second one ‘Untitled,’ because the movies we were developing were not – certainly there’s a connection, there are with all our movies – but it’s not a first part and a second part. It’s a whole movie and a whole story, and then a whole movie and a whole story. That’s about all I can say. It’s certainly inspired by everything that has come before and everything that is hinted at before.
We will be intercutting a lot of stories in that movie in a lot of different locales, as it sort of is in the Avengers movies as well; who is facing off against who. In this movie, it’s going to be fun to mix that up. One of the things that’s great about the Infinity Gauntlet is everybody tried to go up against Thanos whether they were god-like powers or not, because that’s what Avengers do. The fun about those two movies that we’re doing essentially at the same time is everybody’s there.”
Feige was then pointedly asked if ‘everybody’ included Defenders characters like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist? Feige only responded with: “Spoilers!”.