Marvel Studios has renamed the next 'Avengers' movies.

Originally, the third and fourth instalments in the franchise were to be called 'Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2'.

However in a twist from Marvel it has since been confirmed that the third film will be called 'Avengers: Infinity War', with the fourth film now being classed as untitled.

Brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' and 'Captain America: Civil War', are directing the first instalment and Joe has revealed that the two movies are very different hence the name change.

Joe said: ''The two movies are two very different movies. To call them Parts 1 and 2 (would be) misleading.''

The plot is a closely guarded secret, but alien supervillain Thanos will feature as the main antagonist of the superhero squad - comprised of Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow and others.

'Avengers: Infinity War' is scheduled for release in April 2018, while the second movie is due to hit cinemas in April 2019.

For those looking for a superhero fix before then 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2' is due for release in April 2017, and 'Thor: Ragnarok' will follow later in the year.