The Marvel Cinematic universe is going to further expand to include 70 + comic-book characters who are likely to appear in Avengers 3 and Avengers 4. Marvel 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.
The classic comic-book story will remain the same where Thanos first finds out where all the Infinity gems are, assemble them and create an all-powerful Infinity gauntlet, cause a world-wide catastrophe and then in Avengers 4, Team Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy unite and fight against the mad Titan to save the universe. 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.
Although, the cast is stacked up with superhero heavy-weights but 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.
The actor Josh Brolin is excited as he is finally getting a shot at playing super-villain Thanos. He shared a picture on his Instagram account teasing his transformation into the most powerful cosmic being in the galaxy. He teased the massive powers of Infinity gems, each of them individually are powerful but collectively they can rewrite reality and destroy worlds.
Josh Brolin previously opened up in an interview and said that he may not have all the Infinity stones in Avengers Infinity War. This triggered a speculation if the Thanos’ journey to collect all the gems would be stretched across two films. Recently, when Josh Brolin was asked if he would succeed in his mission to collect all the Infinity gems, he said:
“There’s a few Infinity Stones in ‘Infinity War’, and he’s always pining to get another one in there. So ultimately we don’t know. I haven’t done the second movie, so I don’t know.”
Paul Bettany dropped a bombshell and used the phrase “we’ve still got to make the next one”, ‘we’ includes him which means he maybe reprising the role of Vision in Avengers 4. It’s definitely a subtle hint and not a direct confirmation. Some people believe that Marvel should’nt make it too obvious for fans to figure out who will survive and who won’t, they should take fans by surprise. There are two possibilities where Vision is left standing after Thanos come for him – Firstly, he loses the Infinity gem and is left critically injured but still surviving. Secondly, he outsmarts the Black Order and manage to escape.
Fans believe all these questions have now been answered as the new line of promotional merchandize is showing Thanos wearing the whole Infinity gauntlet comprising of all the Infinity stones. MCU Exchange, a credible repository of Marvel stuff says that this is the most revealing look of the mad titan till now where Thanos is sporting fully equipped Infinity gauntlet.
Agreed, merchandise or toys can’t be taken at their face value and we should wait for the official unveiling of the first look. Kevin Feige has confirmed that it would arrive after Thor: Ragnarok and a much anticipated teaser may arrive in few weeks.
The hype around Avengers Infinity War is real and is building up rapidly with new stuff coming out almost every week. Two 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 has come 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 retrieval of “Time stone” a.k.a Eye of Agamotto transported back to Kamar-Taj in Nepal for safe keeping.
In another batch of 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.”
Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.
The movie is slated to release on May 3, 2018. CHEERS!