Marvel Cinematic universe will massively expand to over 70 comic-book characters who are likely to appear in Avengers Infinity War movies, setting off a kind of competition among every major character wanting to get more screen time. Many superheroes and villains will be literally jostling for space and time in the magnum-opus due to release in 2018.
Kevin Feige (President, Marvel Studios) thinks that it’s the culmination of the entire MCU since it started in May 2008 with the movie Iron Man. He further confirmed that there will be a crossover of Avengers and Guardians in Infinity War which will continue in the next Avengers movie.
The classic comic-book story is unlikely to change where Thanos first locate all the mind gems, they are in the possession of all the elders of the universe in Marvel comics, but in the cinematic universe Vision has a mind gem, and he clearly isn’t an elder of the universe.
In Avengers Infinity War, he will assemble all the gems and create an all-powerful Infinity gauntlet, cause a major catastrophe and then in Avengers 4, Team Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy would unite and fight Mad Titan to save the realm.
Joe Russo had this to say on being asked about the important characters of Infinity war:
“You know, the story really centers who you would expect it to center around, so our more important characters. This is a culmination film ten years in the making and we are pulling the main story threads from all of the different franchises into one unifying narrative. So any of the important characters are going to be in this film and they are going to have something important to do in the movie.”
Marvel Studios has managed to assemble a magnificent cast under one roof to create a mega comic-book event as part of phase 3. The Infinity war films are the most awaited superhero ensemble movies of the 21st century.
Although, the cast is stacked up with heavy-weights the most important comic-book character is Thanos. Till now, he has been teased in Marvel movies in post-credits of Phase 2, 3 films, but Infinity war will be the first major project where he is going to be the central antagonist pursuing his sinister ends.
It is purple in color and gives the user ability to access all forms of energy and boosts the power of other gems. It is on Nova Corps, the homeland of Xandar which will soon be stolen by Thanos.
It is green in color and we will see it for the first time how it allows the user to control time. It’s very likely to be found in “Eye of Agamotto” in possession of Dr. Strange.
It is blue in color which gives the user the innate abilities to see across the entire universe. It is yet to be discovered.
It is yellow in color when it’s used with power gem it allows the user to simultaneously track the minds of all beings in the galaxy and manipulate them at will. It is in Vision’s forehead and Thanos will come for it.
It is the first Infinity stone, popularly known as Tesseract which allows you to be omnipresent and warp yourself in any part of the universe. It is orange in color (although it was shown in blue) and sits at the top of the fist. It is hopefully somewhere in Asgard under the safe protection of Heimdall.
It is the Aether from Thor: The Dark World, it has superlative mystical abilities, grants the user to make things happen that are otherwise impossible. It is ideally in the Collector’s vault but it could really be anywhere in the after of destruction of his museum. It acts as a symbiotic force which distorts the reality of “human host”, going beyond the reach of human capacity.
All the Infinity stones have been unveiled except the soul stone which will be seen in Thor: Ragnarok. Joe Russo teased about the Infinity stones and even confirmed that Reality gem will be used in the upcoming Avengers Infinity War by the mad Titan but didn’t disclose the specific details. He said to SR:
“Each gem has its own special power. We had to put a lot of thought into how we would represent those powers so it was clear to the audience. Not only are you dealing with a lot of characters, you are also dealing with the stones, the gems, and there’s a lot of them. So for people to keep track of all of it, we had to get really specific. I won’t divulge how we use the Reality Stone, but we do use it.”
In the new footage of Avengers Infinity War, Dr. Strange is meeting his friends again who are speculated to be part of the greatest secret society ever existed in mankind – The Illuminati.
Kevin Feige, the Marvel president has also confirmed that they plan to introduce Illuminati in some capacity in the movie. Robert Downey Jr. shares a picture with his supposedly Illuminati friends including Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong in costume and Mark Ruffalo. In a new footage, all these actors are moving in streets with destroyed cars, some set on fire and Downey Jr. wearing a motion capture suit. Can Illuminati save mankind from the fury of the Mad Titan?
Avengers Infinity War is slated to release on May 4, 2018. CHEERS!