In 2018, Marvel will celebrate the 10th anniversary of MCU which began with Iron Man (2008). But it’s a two-part story which will continue in the untitled fourth Avengers 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. Fans are ready to witness the grandest event called Infinity War.
The Avengers Infinity War is the most awaited superhero ensemble movie of the year 2018. Fans are ready to eat the tiniest of hints leading to the grand event called Infinity War. A few days ago, the trailer was released and it broke the all-time record of trailer views online. It was epic, breathtaking, emotionally powerful and action-packed all rolled into one.
The movie is touted to become not just the highest grossing superhero movie ever but given the massive reception it has received from Marvel fan community and comic-book lovers in general, it could break the Avatar record of $2.7 Billion at the box-office worldwide.
Marvel Cinematic universe will systematically expand to around 67 comic-book characters who are likely to appear in Avengers Infinity War and Avengers 4. The superheroes will be literally jostling for screen time and space.
The Russo Brothers had clarified that the final two movies in phase 3 are two independent movies without any major inter-linkages. The first one is from Team Avengers perspective while the second one is entirely based on Thanos storyline.
Kevin Feige (President, Marvel Studios) was recently asked about the possible title of Avengers 4, he said that it’s a huge spoiler and will be revealed at the opportune time. We all know that in the end, heroes will defeat the mad titan but not without heavy casualties. The recent casting call from Marvel is suggesting a funeral scene for major character’s death. Here’s the description of casting call:
“Mourners: Looking for men and women over the age of 18, all ethnicities, to portray mourners. Especially looking for good character looks and expressive faces. This will be photo selected by the film’s directors! Size restrictions: Men no larger than 44 coat, women dress size 0-8. FOR NEW FACES ONLY! You cannot have worked on this project previously, or be booked on upcoming days. NO EXCEPTIONS!”
Some fans are saying that there will be a massive plot twist where Skrulls invade while others are saying Celestials will have a major role. But the truth is that this boils down to two characters: Tony Stark aka Iron Man or Steve Rogers aka Captain America as both their contracts are ending after Avengers 4. If it’s Tony Stark, it would be poetic to see Phase 3 ending with his death, but it’s very likely Cap.
Chris Evans has been very successful in bringing this giant Marvel superhero alive onscreen, so much so that people can’t think of anyone better who could have done the job. He signed a multi-film contract that included six movies, but then he added another to his contract teasing that Avengers 4 will “wrap everything up”.
He said in a recent interview:
“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter, They said they had so many other characters to fit in, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, and couldn’t get them all into one movie. (I came back) because it made sense. It’s going to wrap everything up.”
In an interview with Collider a few months back, he said:
“It’s really not up to me. My contract is up. I’m not going to sit here and say ‘No more.’ I think Hugh Jackman has made 47 Wolverine movies, and they somehow keep getting better. It’s a character I love, and it’s a factory that really knows what they’re doing. The system is sound, over there. They make great movies. If they weren’t kicking out quality, I’d have a different opinion. But, everything Marvel does seems to be cinema gold. And like I said, I love the character”.
“The only reason it would end is because my contract is up. After Avengers 4, my contract is done. Talk to Marvel. If we engage further, I’d be open to it. I love the character. It’s almost like high school. You certainly always look to senior year, and then, all of a sudden, senior year happens and you’re like, ‘I don’t know if I’m ready to go.’ It’s tough thinking about not playing the guy.”
This could mean that the journey of Steve Rogers/ Captain America would come to an end in Avengers 4, either he will be killed off or he passes on the mantle to Winter Soldier or Falcon.
Marvel released a new synopsis of the Avengers Infinity War and it goes like this:
“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe”.
Anthony and Joe Russo will direct the film, which is to be produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.
The cast of the Avengers Infinity War includes Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Tom Holland (Spider-Man),Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Dave Bautista (Drax), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bethany (Vision), Sebastian Stan (Winter Solder), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Josh Brolin (Thanos) and others.
Avengers Infinity War to arrive in theaters on May 4, 2018, in US market whereas a week earlier in India and other international markets. CHEERS!
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