Avengers: Infinity War will be upon us in less than a month and the hype for the movie keeps increasing as the movie keeps getting closer and closer. Infinity War will be the greatest character ensemble ever seen on the big screen and it will interweave all the stories told in the last 10 years, starting from Iron Man itself.
Since the build-up to this movie has been so fantastic, the anticipation for the movie is huge and this movie is expected to literally break the box office, and blow the minds of all the fans and critics at the same time. It broke the record for pre-sales numbers in just 6 hours. If this insane hype translates into audience’s massive reception in the first two weeks, then the word will spread like wildfire and the movie has enough firepower to reach $2 Billion mark as well.
Russos had an interesting take on the film, according to them, it is like a heist movie with Thanos in the middle who is coming to steal six cosmic singularities to gain control over fundamental forces of existence. Here is what they said:
“With “Infinity War,” the biggest new element to the movie is Thanos and the fact that he’s entering the storytelling in a very bold, strong way, to the degree that he’s almost one of the leads. We’ve shaped an interesting narrative around him that in some ways leans heavily on a heist film in the fact that he’s going after the infinity stones in a much bolder, successful way than he has in the past. The entire movie has that energy of the bad guy being one step ahead of the heroes. We looked at a lot of movies that had that heist-style energy to them, and that brought some inspiration”.
Since the digital marketing of the movie has really kicked in at full force every day something new keeps getting revealed about the movie. Ever since March began, we got to see new promo arts, photos and magazine covers being released almost every day, revealing almost all the characters of the movie along with other important aspects.
The new trailer for the movie showed light on many new plot details but still, it kept the main story of the movie hidden. But along with the Digital Marketing, the movie has been offering marketing stints through various Toys and Merchandise for quite a while, and these toys have been some major sources of revelations for this upcoming spectacle.
Many things have been revealed through toys and other merchandise, such as the reveal of Bruce Banner being in the Hulkbuster armor and turning green from within the armor. Now, a release of Hot Toys for Thanos and Iron Man have given us a clear look at the new suit of Iron Man and more importantly, the placement of the Infinity Stones on the Infinity Gauntlet.
Till now the trailers have shown us that Thanos has already collected two Infinity Stones, Power and Space from Xandar and Thor’s ship. He will first attack Nova Corps and retrieve Power Stone aka Orb right away, then he will kill every last Asgardian on the ship and capture Loki to hand over Space stone aka Tesseract he stole from Asgard while he was in the chambers. Loki will probably be killed by Black Order there and then.
Since this movie is a heist movie, Thanos will be going for all six of them along with his Black Order, and the next Stone he may be going for according to this Hot Toy reveal, and according to a leaked clip would be the Reality Stone.
A clip showed Mantis, Gamora, Star-Lord, and Drax on Knowhere trying to get their hands on the Reality Stone, but over there, they find out that Thanos is already there interrogating The Collector about the Aether, so this is the moment when Thanos will get his hands on the 3rd Stone.
After that, Thanos’ Hot Toy figure shows the Soul Stone to be the fourth Stone on the Gauntlet. So, the big reveal that Marvel has been keeping a mystery for so long will probably come in the middle of the movie. Which means that we would not have to wait for Avengers 4 to reveal the Soul Stone as the recent reports have suggested.
Next up, we can see the Time Stone towards the Thumb, so the torture Ebony Maw is going to cause to Doctor Strange would follow next as Thanos fits the fifth Stone over there.
The reason why this all falls in this order is because of the placement of these stones on the Gauntlet. And then we come to the big third act of the movie taking place in Wakanda. The entire Seige of Wakanda as we know would be to protect Vision and the Mind Stone from falling into the hands of Thanos and preventing him from completing his set of 6 so that he does not destroy half the Universe.
So, this would confirm what we saw in the trailers, that Thanos has just 2 Stones and the scene where his Gauntlet is grabbed as he attacks Captain America is totally a CGI trick, and here Thanos would probably be having all 5 of the Infinity Stones and Cap will die right at that moment as he is no match for 5 Infinity Stones altogether.
But all this could be a marketing ploy to lead us in the wrong direction. Still, almost every time something has been revealed in marketing, it has come true in the movies. And this is Hot Toys we are talking about! Hot Toys action figures are the exactly detailed figures of the characters that we get in the movies, so this has got to be true!
Avengers: Infinity War will open on April 27, 2018. This massive undertaking is directed by Russo brothers and produced by Marvel top executive Kevin Feige along with a team of executive producers including Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stan Lee, Michael Grillo etc. The screenplay has been written by an amazing duo – Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The cast is mammoth and Marvel has done an amazing job bringing together top talent under single roof including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Pratt (Starlord), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill), Benedict Wong (Wong), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Vin Diesel (Groot), Dave Bautista (Drax), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Josh Brolin (Thanos).
Here’s the official Synopsis released by Marvel studios:
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
“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”.
“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”.
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