‘Avengers 4’ and ‘Infinity War’ Screenwriters: Films Are Two Distinct Projects Inspired By ‘Different Genres’

“Harry Potter” did it, and so did “Twilight,” “Divergent,” and “The Hunger Games.” And, for a couple of years, it seemed like Hollywood’s reigning franchise was going to take a stab at it, too — splitting the final movie into two parts.

When the third and fourth “Avengers” movies were announced in October of 2014, Marvel’s original title treatments hinted at two movies split from one idea, including “Avengers: Infinity War Part I” and “Avengers: Infinity War Part II.” But by the time “Captain America: Civil War” hit theaters in May of 2014, the shared title had been jettisoned.As screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explain, that seemingly small choice signifies something much bigger: a firm division between two films so distinct that they may as well come from totally different genres.“I would say it’s more an issue of labeling and branding than what movies we were telling,

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