Avengers Infinity War is just 33 days away, and the hype keeps growing day by day as the Marketing drive that began this month including a brand new trailer gave us a lot to be excited about the upcoming Superhero extravaganza. This Superhero movie is the biggest ensemble we have ever seen on the big screen as it has about 76 characters appearing in the movie and we will get to see about 35 Superheroes in a scene altogether. History will be created.
The scale and scope of this movie is huge, and the stakes are really high as this is the first time that Thanos will really make us feel his presence. It is going to be the longest MCU movie ever as the time clocks to be 2 hours and 36 minutes. This is enough time to do whatever Marvel wants to. Throughout the time span, we will see all the Superheroes assemble to go up against Thanos who is coming for the Infinity Stones that are hidden throughout the Universe.
This movie will be a heist movie as Thanos is going to retrieve each Infinity Stone from wherever they are located. Half of the movie is going to take place on Earth, in New York and mostly in Wakanda, but the other half is going to take place out in the cosmos on other planets and in even Space.
The cosmos have been expanded by the Guardians of the Galaxy, and this movie is going to take us even further as the cosmic locations hope great importance throughout the movie and even in Avengers 4 as well. The reason why these locations are essential is that they hold character backstories and the Infinity Stones and Thanos’ main motive is to collect the Infinity Stones from wherever they currently are.
One of the Infinity Stones is at Xandar, with the Nova Corps as they were handed the Power Stone by the Guardians of the Galaxy for protection. As we can see in the trailers, Thanos already has the Power gem, which means Thanos will have totally destroyed Xandar. The Space Stone is with Loki as he took the Tesseract from Odin’s Vault before Asgard was destroyed. He is currently afloat in Space on his brother’s ship along with all the Asgardians. By the looks of what we saw in the trailers and in the mid-credits scene of Thor: Ragnarok, we know that Thanos has paid them a visit and he will retrieve the Infinity Stone from them.
Then he will go to Knowhere, where the Aether is locked in The Collector’s Vault. Through a leaked scene, we know that Thanos will torture The Collector for the Reality Stone (the Aether). Then he will go back to his homeworld Titan, where Doctor Strange has come along with Peter and Tony possibly following the Giant Ring shaped ship. Doctor Strange will be carrying the eye of Agamotto which has the Time Stone, so a battle will take place over there too.
Also, Titan is one of the most important places at it will portray the backstory of Thanos. Then, finally, Thanos will arrive in Wakanda for the Mind Stone which all the Avengers will be protecting as it is currently studded in Vision’s head. He will also go for the Soul Stone in either Infinity War, or Avengers 4, but the current whereabouts of the soul stone are not known yet. So this is why these cosmic locations hold huge value for the upcoming movie(s).
During June 2017, ‘Screenrant’ got to visit the sets of Avengers 3 & 4, and they got to talk to the writers of both these movies, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus. They specifically asked about the relevance of the cosmos and the planets in the upcoming two movies and how the time span of this movie is divided between different locations, and here’s what the two writers replied:
“Stephen McFeely: We can’t give you a percentage but it’s fairly split. That’s part of the nature of all these groups coming together.
Christopher Markus: And we wanted to not have it be the feeling that it all comes down to Earth every time. It’s this sort of “Earth-ist” point-of-view that you have to tell a science fiction story. “In order to conquer the universe I have to take over this one little tiny planet.” We needed a broad canvas the whole time so that it didn’t feel like, coincidentally, every stone is in America. [Laughs]”
Avengers: Infinity War will come out on April 27, and Avengers 4 will open on May 3, 2019.
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