Warning: SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War
In our latest video, Screen Rant's Ryan George reenacts what (probably) went down in the pitch meeting for Avengers: Infinity War. The movie is currently in theaters, going on a rampage through box office records as Marvel fans flock to see the result of ten years' worth of world-building across eighteen previous movies. Josh Brolin's Thanos finally makes his move to collect all six Infinity Stones, attach them to the Infinity Gauntlet, and wipe out half of all life in the universe.
Obviously this plan doesn't sit well with the Avengers, so they team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy in an effort to prevent Thanos from getting his hands on the remaining Infinity Stones, and find a way to defeat the Mad Titan. Unfortunately, Thanos has a super-team of his own - the Black Order - along with an army of aliens called Outriders. Thanos, it turns out, is really good at recruiting armies of aliens.
Infinity War features the largest collection of superheroes ever in a live-action movie, though it may well be outdone by next year's Avengers 4, which will deal with the aftermath of Thanos' devastating finger-snap. Avengers 4 also will bring back Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), the only original member of the Avengers who didn't make it into Infinity War - though he may not be the Hawkeye we know and love any more. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), who was also absent from Infinity War due to being on house arrest, will also show up for the second leg of the fight.
If you need a bit of a breather after Infinity War, you're in luck, as Marvel's next release is the decidedly less packed Ant-Man and the Wasp. The first full-length trailer was released shortly after Infinity War made its way into theaters, and promised another comedy-heavy adventure with Scott Lang, now joined by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) as The Wasp. Both Ant-Man and the Wasp and next year's release, Captain Marvel, are set before the events of Infinity War, but don't be surprised if they end up connecting to it - even if only in a post-credits scene.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in an unusual place right now. Whereas at the start of Phase Three we had a clear idea of what was on the way for the next few years, much of what's to come after Avengers 4 necessarily remains a mystery (in order to avoid spoilers). However, we will be getting Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, Black Panther 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy 3, so it's safe to say that the characters who died in Infinity War won't be gone for good - and neither will our Scriptwriter Guy.
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019