Infinity War came, we saw and it conquered the global box office. It’s the ultimate comic-book thriller that had us on the edge constantly. It’s now officially the highest grossing superhero movie ever with $1.9 Billion Box office collections. The ending had our jaws dropped on the floor. The Russos did warn us fans that Infinity War is unlike any MCU movie in the past as it’s a lot darker and involves a lot of heartbreak. We didn’t pay heed to their comments but they were bang on. Here’s what they said:
“This is it. Thanos is an unstoppable villain he’s virtually invincible, he’s highly intelligent – genius level intelligent – he’s like the Genghis Khan of the universe, and to stop him it’s going to cost them a lot. They’re going to have to see if they’re willing to pay that price, and that’s what these movies are really about. What we want is for the audience to be prepared, as there’s a lot of surprises – there’s going to be a lot of humor and a lot of heartbreak.”
And if you think Infinity War got you winded, think again. Avengers 4, which will release next year in March is about to leave you even more suffocated and gasping for air. Infinity War was just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s rewind and understand what has already happened.
Thanos came to Earth in search of six Infinity stones, killed a lot of our beloved heroes and then after getting all six of the Infinity Stones, snapped his fingers to kill, even more, half of all life to be precise. He thus achieved his twisted sense of ‘balance’ by allowing a sustainable demand and supply chain of the universe when it comes to resources, which Thanos claims are finite. A lot of heroes died while trying to challenge Thanos and his crusade. But death, you see, has still not left the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Although, most fans believe that their heroes will come back as remaining Avengers will figure out how to undo the damage done by Mad Titan through time travel. But the Infinity War writers claim that it doesn’t do what you think it will. Here’s what they said:
Markus – “[Avengers 4] doesn’t do what you think it does. It is a different movie than you think it is. Also…[the deaths are] real. I just want to tell you it’s real, and the sooner you accept that the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief”.
McFeely – “Put it this way. 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”.
Chris Hemsworth plays Thor, the Norse God of Thunder in the MCU and he claims Avengers 4 will be even more “shocking” than Infinity War!!!
He agrees that there were a lot of shocking moments that left the fans in tears in Avengers: Infinity War. But he is also sure that the moments that were only too fleeting in Avengers 3 will come back with a vengeance in Avengers 4. Hemsworth claims that Avengers 4 will have events with enormous twists and turns that will permanently scar the MCU.
Chris Hemsworth was recently in an interview with Esquire Magazine where he himself gave us this piece of news. After losing his people to Thanos and the Black Order and seeing his brother die right in front of his eyes, Thor vowed revenge and went to Nidavellir to get his hands on the Stormbreaker, the mythical ax of Thor.
At the end of Infinity War, Thor was not able to kill the Mad Titan, who was able to snap his fingers, fulfill his wish of universal genocide and walk away to a distant land. He is saying that the events that transpired in Infinity War were nothing in comparison to what is about to hop onto the screen next in Avengers 4.
“If you were shocked by [Infinity War], I think the second one is even more shocking, for other reasons entirely,” Hemsworth said. “That’s what kind of blew me away the first time I read both scripts, is how they managed to orchestrate so many different characters but give them each their own separate shot and moments, and have it be elevated and feel fresh and unique—not just like a messy, thrown-together assembly of these guys.”
Since it is a shared universe, whatever affects one will affect almost everyone who lives and breathes within that universe. Chris Hemsworth is also of a similar opinion when asked about Avengers 4, which he says, will fill every true Marvel fan with a sense of dread and shock with its’ heart-wrenching ending.
“The second one I’m probably even more excited about,” Hemsworth said. “Just for people to see. I just think it’s another step again. Each step we seem to take with these films, I’ve loved the fact that there’s been growth and evolution and it continues to surprise people as opposed to sort of flatlining, which was obviously always a fear—that they’d run out of ideas or run dry of creative excitement. For me, this whole experience has been incredible. In particular the last one.”
Only a handful of the heroes survived Thanos’ rampage. The founding members of the Avengers and a few other characters escaped judgment this time. Maybe it will be their number next. Maybe, Thanos’ work isn’t complete after all. It’s not going to be easy to beat Thanos as he is one of the most powerful cosmic entities in the universe. Here’s what the Russos have to say:
“We will say this, obviously Thanos is a very formidable villain and to beat Thanos will come at a very high cost. We’re committed to stakes, we believe in stakes, and we like to shake up the Marvel Universe. We had a big game-changer at the end of Winter Soldier, had a big game-changer at the end of Civil War, a big game-changer at the end of Infinity War. Obviously, there will be a big game changer at the end of Avengers 4.”
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Avengers: Infinity War is already in theaters. Directed by Russo Brothers who earlier directed two MCU movies – Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. Produced by Marvel Head Kevin Feige with assistance from a group of EP’s such as Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo etc. The screenplay is co-written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The ensemble cast is overwhelmingly awesome as it features some of the biggest stars brought by Marvel under one roof including Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Bradley Cooper (voice of Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (voice of 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), Peter Dinklage (Eitri), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury) and Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill).
The official film synopsis reads:
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.