Avengers: Infinity War has been out for a month now, and to be honest, we still can’t sync in the impact it created upon us. The ending of the movie was huge, and no other Superhero movie has ever given us the desperation and needs for the suspense to be solved as soon as possible with a sequel. Now we know how die-hard Game of Thrones fans feels every year.
This movie has created history as it’s incredibly poised to become the first summer blockbuster to cross $2 Billion at the Box office. It opened to a record-breaking weekend as it earned around $640 million in Box office sales worldwide, then it became the fastest title to reach $1 Billion within 8 days and now it’s officially the highest grossing superhero movie of all times. The RT Score is 83% which is really good.
Avengers 4 looks far away and it is the only movie that could take this one down from this throne. And us as fans would only hope that it does!
People went into Infinity War with loads of questions, and while it did answer many of them, as it turned out, they left with even more questions. Where was Hawkeye? Where was Ant-Man? What is Wasp up to? Is Captain Marvel gonna be in the next one? How will they beat Thanos from here on with the Gauntlet now being destroyed? How will the Avengers even find Thanos? When was the Gauntlet actually made? There are so many questions and we can’t get all the answers just now. The wait is actually killing!
But thankfully, the directors had shown light on at least one of those questions. As we saw that Age of Ultron had a post credits scene where Thanos took the Gauntlet out of the Vault, while Infinity War showed us that Thanos got it made from Eitri not very long ago. So, this was a plot hole that needed to be addressed. The Co-Director of the movie spoke earlier in defense of this plot hole. Here’s what Joe Russo said:
“I think that it would be connected to Eitri think that clearly he is the one who forged the gauntlet and Thanos had the gauntlet at that point in time. It’s been a while since any of the Asgardians have interacted with Eitri and his people.”
Now, since the writers of the movie, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely recently sat in an interview with Collider, have cleared the air by telling us that when the Gauntlet was actually made and why it doesn’t conflict with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s what Markus said:
“I think the Gauntlet was made when Loki was pretending to be Odin. Presumably, Eitri was running a relatively regular business and people would have gone there and said something. So, it hasn’t been that long.”
Well, our assumptions have been right. Many fans claimed that it would have been impossible for Thanos to actually destroy Nidavellir since it was under the protection of Asgard. But given that it was actually Loki who was ruling Asgard for that period of time having cast a spell on Odin.
He did nothing that a king should do, which is why all the Nine Realms were in chaos, and that is probably why Thanos was able to attack and destroy Nidavellir since their protector was busy looking at plays. So we have to believe that the Age of Ultron scene was actually not long before Infinity War as well.
It’s really great that Marvel creative team is incredibly aware of the issues raised by fans now and then. There have been several lapses as far as “timeline” is concerned in the MCU. So, Kevin Feige came up with a pretty interesting solution. Here’s what he said:
“All of that debate has encouraged us. We are going to be publishing an official, and I’m not sure when, or in what format, an official timeline. It’ll probably be a part of ah, I don’t know, a part of an in print that you can fold out and look at,” he said. “But suffice to say, only in limited cases do we ever actually say what the actual years are because we never want to be tied down to a particular year and I think people assume that whenever the movie is released is when is when the movie is taking place, and that is not the case.”
Now that we have this mystery solved, we will be waiting to see how the plot of Avengers 4 will unfold. Because the only thing that is clear as of now is that the movie will employ time travel in a great way. Still, it seems pretty difficult as Thanos has the Time Stone. That is probably where Ant-Man would come in, bringing the Quantum Realm story arc.
Since Space and time are irrelevant in the Quantum Realm that is the only place left to go for successful time travel is the Quantum Realm. This is how remaining Avengers could undo the colossal damage done by the Mad Titan. Well, we will see how the plot of the next movie unfolds.
It’s too soon to say anything but slowly details are emerging of what we might expect from Avengers 4. But one magazine has released a plot synopsis for the movie. Here’s what it says:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”
The Infinity War writer Stephen McFeely has put it well, he said:
“I think [Infinity War] is a fairly mature movie for a blockbuster. It’s got a lot of fun in it, obviously, but boy, it gets very mature. The second one is also mature. We’re going to own these choices, and hopefully surprise and delight you and get you invested. It’s by the same studio, the same film-making team. They were written at the same time, shot at the same time. They’re clearly connected, but they are definitely two different movies, one of which is dependent on what happened previously”.
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Avengers: Infinity War is currently playing in the theatres. Directed by Russo Brothers who have previously directed two Captain America movies – Winter Soldier and Civil War for the MCU. Produced by Marvel Head Kevin Feige & Co. The Script is co-written by an amazing duo – Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The cast is stunningly amazing as it has brought some of the biggest stars including Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Peter Dinklage (Eitri), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Peter Dinklage (Eitri), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury) and Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill).
Here’s the official Synopsis:
“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”.