Is the fight against Thanos going to be so big in Avengers 3 that it will take two movies?
According to the Daily Marvelite, Marvel has something huge planned. Like… HUGE. Somewhere along the line I missed Marvel quietly adding another date to its schedule: May 4, 2018. Its absence from the schedule had always seemed a bit odd as Marvel loves that first weekend of May. Some time back in July it added it to its schedule with very little fanfare. It also was somewhat assumed that would be the date for Avengers 3 as the May 3, 2019 date seemed odd as it would be four years after Avengers: Age of Ultron. So, May 4, 2018 makes sense for Avengers 3, but a new rumor is really throwing a monkey wrench into all of this.
What if Avengers 3 was broken into two parts?
This has become a popular trend over the last several years, and one that annoys me greatly, but the studios love it for the double dipping. According to the source speaking to Daily Marvelite, it may not necessarily be an Avengers 3.5, but instead an event movie that would see the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers team-up to take on Thanos. Vin Diesel was quoted some time ago after a meeting with Marvel, “A great meeting. It was even talking about something so big I can’t even talk about because it’s like the merging of brands in a way, which I won’t get into. That was something way, way, way, way, way down the road.”
Well, we’ve also heard Marvel is prepping The Inhumans, could Marvel use this “event” film to bring all three groups together?
It’s not the craziest of ideas, but I think the big issue is that there are two other films between the two May release dates. Would they somehow tie into all of this and end up being a four part story over the course of 12 months?
Whatever the plan is – and remember, this is all rumor for now – it sounds as though things are going to be insane in a few years in the Marvel universe.
And one final theory for you… what if Marvel was to simply title the May 3, 2019 film “The Infinity Gauntlet?” Yeah, then things would make a ton of sense.
Take a look at the latest revision to the Marvel Cinematic Universe schedule below and you decide.
- May 2, 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron
- July 17, 2015: Ant-Man
- May 6, 2016: Captain America 3
- July 8, 2016: Dr. Strange
- May 5, 2017: Unknown
- July 28, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
- November 3, 2017: Unknown
- May 4, 2018: Avengers 3, Part 1 (rumor)
- July 6, 2018: Unknown
- November 2, 2018: Unknown
- May 3, 2019: Avengers 3, Part 2 (rumor)