Marvel Cinematic universe will massively expand to over 70 comic-book characters who will 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.
The hype around Avengers Infinity War is real and is building up rapidly with new stuff coming out almost every week. A few weeks ago, Benedict Cumberbatch started shooting his scenes in Atlanta and he has appeared in plenty of set photos that came out recently. A new video came out on the internet which shows Dr. Strange fighting unseen forces, summoning his magical abilities, blocking an attack forming an X with his hands.
This powerful invisible force pushed his arms down and brought him to his knees. It is very much possible that he is fighting the Mad Titan himself. The reason for this attack could be the retrieval of “Time stone” a.k.a Eye of Agamotto transported back to Kamar-Taj in Nepal for safe keeping.
In another part of the footage, 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 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.
In the new Spiderman franchise (Marvel-Sony JV), the popular actor Tom Holland has been cast as Peter Parker/Spiderman. It is based on “Spiderman Homecoming” storyline, the comic that was launched in the 1990’s. The movie has drawn heavily from the classic era works of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, for instance, Spiderman’s costume and web-wings on display bear distinct influence of the 1960’s comics.
The title is apt as it’s a coming-of-age high-school drama and he is actually coming back to his home – MCU.
He has already been introduced into the Marvel cinematic universe in Captain America Civil War and the solo movie picked up the pieces of Civil War and showed how Peter Parker struggled to have a normal high-school life and became the superhero he is supposed to be.
Tom Holland spoke to Yahoo Movies and expressed the deep desire of Spiderman to be an Avenger more than anything else. He wishes to be a permanent member of “The Avengers” and fight alongside Earth’s mightiest heroes against the most dangerous villains. He said:
“I think the difference now is that Peter Parker finally has an all-time goal, and his goal is to become an Avenger. Everything he does, even though he’s doing it for the right reasons, is done so that one day he can become an Avenger and prove himself to Tony Stark. And I think we’ve never really seen Spider-Man with that kind of motivation before”.
Moreover, Stark Industries has been working on a new upgraded suit loaded with amazing features such as stealth metallic armor, mechanical web-shooters with spider light, spider trackers, Spidey wings, quick change button, Spider Tracer etc. It’s also called as Iron Spider suit.
In Spiderman: Homecoming, we did get a better look of the tactical suit and it’s mind-blowing.
— Sara Schonfeld (@SaraSchon) July 30, 2017
In the new set photos of Avengers Infinity War, an unusual pair is found next to each other on the streets of New York – the Sorcerer Supreme Dr. Strange and web-slinger Spiderman.
They both live in New York city and will pair up against Josh Brolin’s Thanos. On being asked about the relationship between Peter Parker and Stephen Strange, Tom Holland said “We’re good friends. We’re the Londoners and the New Yorkers.” Joe Russo, the Co-director had this to say:
“They both have a proximity to each other, if that’s a hint that I can give. Anybody who’s a Marvel fan would know that they both reside in the same city, and I think Tom and Benedict have a really wonderful chemistry and we wanted to exploit that.”
The movie is slated to release on May 3, 2018. CHEERS!