For ten years the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been leading to "Infinity War." It's going to be very exciting to see all of our favorite superheroes take on the mighty Thanos, after all of this time. Back in October of 2014 when "Avengers Infinity War" was officially announced we were led to believe that it was going to be called "Infinity War Part 1 & 2." However, within the past two years, it has become apparent, this is no longer the case.

Do the films have anything to with each other?

Director Joe Russo, who also directed "Captain America: Civil War," said that naming the two upcoming "Avengers" films part one and two would give the wrong idea to fans, for they are each completely different stories.

This is not to say that they are completely perpendicular plots because we know absolutely nothing about "Avengers 4 [VIDEO]" at this point, but what we do know is that it is coming out exactly one year after "Infinity War" does. Why would they be coming out back to back?

In an interview with Joe Russo conducted by Screen Rant, Russo had this to say: "We look at the process as with Marcus and Mcfeely (the screenwriters), its simply the same thing in the way that The Winter Soldier relates to Civil War, the way Civil War relates to Infinity War. These two movies will also relate."

It is quite obvious, even though Russo keeps it black and white, that "Infinity War" and "Avengers 4" are, in fact, very intimately related.

A little narrative speculation

We have discussed the indisputable fact that these films are both unique stories in their own right, according to Russo anyway, but what could be parallel elements between the two films? In my opinion, Thanos will still be the main antagonist throughout "Avengers 4" and I'm almost certain of this.

I think there is no definitive answer that will tell us, specifically, how they relate, but honestly, we don't need one. "Avengers: Infinity War" will be in theaters April 26 in the UK and April 27 in the US.

"Avengers 4" will officially end the first saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It, however, will be a bittersweet moment for a lot of fans because, after ten years and 20 films, some of our favorite superhero's contracts will expire and it does not look likely that they will return. "Avengers 4" will wrap up a generation. But, with that comes many more characters and it's going to be a wild ride! "Captain Marvel" which will be the first ever solo female Marvel movie is slated for a 2019 release date followed by a "Spider-Man Homecoming" sequel that same year. Then we have "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" in 2020. Things are looking up for Marvels cinematic universe and with every new film, we wait hungrily for the next.