Third ‘Avengers’ movie to be split into two parts

MUMBAI: After creating a buzz with the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, Marvel Studios have announced the third Avengers film with a surprise for the fans; the movie will be broken into two parts.


Named Avengers: Infinity Wars, the first part will release on 4 May 2018 while the final part will hit the theatres on 3 May 2019.


The production house also laid out a nine-film roadmap that starts with Captain America 3: Civil War, which will be released on 6 May 2016 and ends with Avengers: Infinity War part II in 2019. Marvel also announced a slate of new titles, including Thor 3: Ragnarok, which is scheduled for release in 2018, and Inhumans, which is also due to hit cinemas in 2018.


The studio's first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel, and a film based on the popular comic book character Black Panther were also announced.


The complete schedule for Marvel studio releases is as follows:


1 May 2015 –     Avengers: Age of Ultron


17 July 2015 –   Ant-Man


6 May 2016 –     Captain America: Civil War


4 November 2016 –   Doctor Strange


5 May 2017 –     Guardians of the Galaxy 2


28 July 2017 –   Thor: Ragnarok


3 November 2017 –   Black Panther


4 May 2018 –     Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet part I


6 July 2018 –     Captain Marvel


2 November 2018 –   Inhumans


3 May 2019 –     Avengers: Infinity War part II


The second installment of the Avengers franchise, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, follows the first one, which grossed $1.52 billion worldwide after its May 2012 debut.

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