Disney announced on Friday that it would be changing its release schedule slightly. Instead of having the second Avengers movie directed by the Russo brothers, Infinity War - Part 2, be a continuation of the first Infinity War film, it will act as a stand-alone project instead.
According to The Wrap, the movie is now being slated as an "Untitled Avengers" film, with the first part still on the schedule as Avengers: Infinity War. The decision to not have the second part act as a continuation raises a couple of questions about the Avengers cast. Specifically, if Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and the rest of the original superhero team will be around for the new film or if the untitled movie will usher in the second and third phase of characters being introduced now.
The Russo brothers, who also directed Captain America: The Winter Solider and Captain America: Civil War, are expected to start shooting their first Avengers project in November.
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to be released on May 4, 2018 with the second, now untitled Avengers movie, still slated to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.