Thanos. Is. Coming. During Marvel’s massive news dump for its fan event today, the studio announced that Avengers 3 will be two-part team-up story arc that will rival Warner Bros.’ two-part Justice League adaptation. Avengers: Infinity War Part I arrives in theaters May 4, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War Part II opens on May 3, 2019. Ever since the big purple alien Thanos showed up at the end of The Avengers, fans have been wondering when he’d finally wreak havoc on the team of superheroes. Most assumed he’d pop up in The Avengers 2, until Marvel opted to use Ultron as that film’s villain. Josh Brolin filled the role of Thanos in what was essentially a cameo role in Guardians of the Galaxy, but even then he really didn’t have much to do.
Nevertheless, patience is a virtue, as we now have an arrival date for when this very, very bad guy will cause trouble for the Avengers team, and it’s gonna take two whole movies for him to be vanquished. More on the Avengers Infinity War movies after the jump.