Tom Cruise’s bold decision to end his iconic Mission: Impossible franchise with a two-parter has worked pretty well at the box office, with Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One managing to touch half a billion global collection at the box office.

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1
Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1.

More importantly, it has brilliantly set up the red carpet for Ethan Hunt’s concluding fight against the monstrous AI Entity and its human emissary, Gabriel in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two. 

However, Mission: Impossible isn’t the only high-profile film series to go the double feature route in the recent past.

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How Marvel Made the Most Out of Infinity War

Marvel Studios dropped a two-part finale for the Marvel Cinematic Universes’ Infinity Saga with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Initially, the projects were named Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War Part II but two years ahead of the release, their directors, Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed there would be a change in titles.

Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.

Based on the 1992 series of comics – where Marvel’s best superheroes join hands to stop Thanos and his quest to kill half of all life in the universe (let’s just say he was annoyed with the impact of overpopulation) with the help of the Infinity Gauntlet – Avengers: Infinity War hit the theaters in 2018.

The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy fail to stop Thanos from getting his hands on the six all-powerful Infinity Stones, but the plot development brilliantly raised the excitement for the release of Avengers: Endgame 12 months later. 

In the second part, Tony Stark/Iron Man stands up to finish Thanos and bring the curtain down on the saga.

Most importantly (at least for the Marvel bosses), the two movies broke records left, right, and center, earning a combined $4.8 billion in global box office collection. Now it appears Marvel Studios are looking to mimic the same format for their upcoming project, and who can blame them (if true) for maximizing the earning potential of yet another storyline?

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Marvel to Repeat the Infinity War Recipe

Avengers: Secret Wars is in the works and considering the success of its Avengers predecessors, there’s already a lot of pressure on the project penciled to hit the theaters in 2027.

Simu Liu is known for playing Shang-Chi.
Simu Liu is known for playing Shang-Chi.

As per Twitter user @Ember_On_Main, Secret Wars, which is being written by Loki mastermind Michael Waldron, might end up being released in two parts. 

The storyline will, as usual, be inspired from the depths of Marvel comics in which a cosmic entity known as Beyonder fields Earth’s most powerful heroes and villains on a planet known as Battleworld for secret wars. 

The likes of Simu Liu, Chris Hemsworth, and Anthony Mackie, among others are expected to feature in the movie, though no official confirmation has been made.

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Source: Ember – Twitter

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