The folks over at The Daily Marvelite is running with a big scoop this week, claiming that the “The Avengers 3” will conclude their struggle to defeat Thanos in a two-part movie. That seems like a lot of warfare, the report also mentions that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be lending a hand to defeat the titan in the last installment. This might be the tie in with the rumor that Dave Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer will have a significant role in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” sequel. Bautista’s contract is apparently being restructured to include the multi-picture deal consistent of “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” and the “The Avengers 3”
The dates for the two movies are already mapped out according the scoop, the site had the following to say:
“Remember when Marvel announced a mysterious movie for May 3rd 2019? Well, many thought that Avengers 3 will come four years after Age of Ultron, only to be rectified by Marvel studios president, Kevin Feige who hinted that the threequel will be released, as previously thought, in 2018, three years after Age of Ultron. Few days later the studio locked the May 4th of that same year for another untitled movie. According to our source, Marvel studios is considering the option (as of last year but have now made a decision) of having Earth’s mightiest heroes begin the battle in Avengers 3, coming out May 2018, only to be concluded in an untitled May 3rd 2019 movie.”
This will pan out to be one of the most epic Marvel battles in history, and hopefully the plan is to split the two movies to conclude the three MCU phases. Nothing has been set in stone, but the idea of stretching the experience into two epic movies seems like a fitting end to a very long journey to take down one of the most feared villains in the Marvel universe. It will be interesting to see how the two groups of superheroes will integrate into one movie because of the very different group dynamics. “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn made one of the best Marvel movies in history with his pop-cultured comic book hybrid epic, while still mostly keeping true to the source material. Joss Whedon is still rumored to be replaced by Gunn on the director’s chair for “Avengers 3”, no confirmation has been received yet.
In the meantime, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be released on May 1, 2015. Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as The Cap, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. James Spader plays Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen takes on Wanda Maximoff a.k.a Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays Pietro Maximoff a.k.a Quicksilver, and Paul Bettany becomes Vision.