Avengers: Infinity War is not just a superhero movie, but a phenomenon. It redefined the genre and defied the standard MCU template of a light, fun adventure without real stakes. It was the ultimate comic-book thriller with a darker tone that set it apart from the rest of Marvel films. It is the highest earning comic-book movie with Box office earnings over $2 Billion globally.
The chief reason for this kind of massive success was the iconic portrayal of Marvel’s cosmic super-villain Thanos. He was truly the strongest and dreaded opponent faced by Avengers. He overpowered the collective force of Avengers and Guardians, stole all six Infinity stones and assembled them in a gauntlet.
Here’s what the Russos said about him:
“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.”
The Russos added:
“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”.
Well, in the end, we saw Thor brutally attacked Thanos using his weapon ‘Stormbreaker’ but he missed his head. The next thing we know is Mad Titan snapping his fingers and half the life wiped off the universe including half of our beloved superheroes. It’s easy to get lost in the tragic moment as we all were stunned to see our worst fears coming true, but how come Thanos shrugged the injury and Thor’s weapon just falling into the ground.
One eagle-eyed spotter has claimed that Thanos used another Infinity Stone i.e ‘Time stone’ to reverse the injury as we can see green sparks around chest wound confirming that he went back in time, which led to Stormbreaker just falling onto the floor. And subsequently, he used ‘Space Stone’ to teleport himself out of Wakanda. As the end-credits said “Thanos will return” and we are looking forward to it.
The ensemble cast of Infinity War is breathtakingly amazing as some of the biggest stars have been brought by Marvel including Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), 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).
Avengers: Infinity War is currently available in the digital edition, and it’s BluRay is being launched on August 14th. Here’s the official synopsis:
“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”.